PM Modi to launch Indian Space Association on October 11- All you need to know 

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch Indian Space Association (ISpA) on October 11, 2021 through video conferencing. He will also interact with representatives of the Space Industry on the occasion

The virtual event can be watched live on the ISPA YouTube Channel. The virtual event will witness participation from distinguished luminaries including Sunil Bharti Mittal, Pawan Kumar Goenka, Jayant Patil.

Indian Space Association will be headed by retired Lieutenant General AK Bhatt, who will be its Director General.

What Is the Indian Space Association (ISpA)?

The Indian Space Association is a premier industry association of space and satellite companies, which aspires to be the collective voice of the Indian space industry. 

Aim

The space association will target to undertake policy advocacy and engage with all stakeholders in the Indian space domain. It will engage with the government and all its agencies.

Significance

The Indian Space Association will help make India technologically advanced, self-reliant and a leading player in the space arena in line with the Prime Minister’s vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat.

Key Highlights 

•The Indian space association (ISpA) is represented by leading homegrown and global corporations with advanced space and satellite technology capabilities.

•The tagline of the association is “Bhumandal Se Brahmaand Tak”, meaning from “Earth to the Universe”. 

•The founding members include Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Larson & Toubro, Bharti Airtel, Nelco (Tata Group), OneWeb, Walchandnagar Industries, Ananth Technology Limited and Mapmyindia.

•Other core members include Godrej, Maxar India, Hughes India, BEL, Centum Electronics and Azista-BST Aerospace Private Limited.

Satyam Kushwaha, Director of Indian Space Association tweeted, “Indian Space Industry to see significant growth in opportunities, with opening up of Space Domain for private Industry, by our Visionary Hon’ ble PM  Shri Narendra Modi.”

He added saying “ISpA sees huge opportunity in working with Indian Space Industry to strengthen India’s global footprint in Space Sector.” He added saying that opening up India’s space domain to the private sector is timely and historic.

Source: ISpA Twitter





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