South Asia and Beyond

ISRO’s Patronage Has Always Originated From PMO; Respect It!

NEW DELHI: With Chandrayaan’s glorious landing near the south pole of the Moon, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has once again proved to be the cynosure of our Bharatiya eyes. Its business ethos, resourcefulness, and panache in executing critical projects are worthy of emulation by all working in the public sector. It has stayed […]Read More

A Moon-Bound ISRO Must Say “NASA, We Are With You!”

(This article appeared first on NEW DELHI: A day before the eager launch of Chandrayaan-3 in India, a piece of massive news broke out in the US. The US Senate Sub-Committee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies has scathingly reduced the NASA budget for Mars Sample Return (MSR), the next crucial step in […]Read More

India’s Expeditionary Polar Strategy Gets A Leg Up

NEW DELHI: In quick succession, India has come up with two long-pending documents delineating its objectives for the polar realms of the Arctic and Antarctica. On March 17, Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Science, released India’s crucial Arctic Policy, aptly titled, ‘India and the Arctic: Building a Partnership for Sustainable Development.’ […]Read More

The Sunrise Of India’s Space Economy

NEW DELHI: India’s approach to outer space activities has changed drastically since the May 2020 reforms were announced. Remember the days when budgetary allocation to the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) was the only thing discussed regarding space activities. The Amritkaal 2022 Budget Speech of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has finally dislodged the term ‘space […]Read More

Israel, UAE Space Ambitions And Lessons For India

NEW DELHI: One of the most significant geopolitical events in many decades transpired when the United States intervened in the relation-normalising Abraham Accords between Israel and several countries in western Africa and the Arab world. Overall, the relation-normalising process will slowly percolate on numerous fronts, including trade, security, education, health, transportation, science and technology, communications […]Read More