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PM Modi Launches Indian Space Association

ISpA will help in making India self-reliant, technologically advanced and a leading player in the space arena, read the release.

The Prime Minister noted that the Afghan people have a great feeling of friendship with India. He conveyed that every Indian feels the pain of Afghan people facing hunger and malnutrition. (Image: ANI)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually launched the Indian Space Association (ISpA) at 11 am on Monday. He also interacted with representatives of the space industry on the occasion. Taking to Twitter, the Prime Minister on Sunday wrote, “At 11 AM tomorrow, 11th October, I will join the programme to launch the Indian Space Association. I am glad to be getting the opportunity to interact with leading stakeholders of the sector. Those interested in the world of space and innovation must-watch tomorrow’s programme.”

A Prime Minister’s Office release said that the ISpA is the premier industry association of space and satellite companies, which aspires to be the collective voice of the Indian space industry. It will undertake policy advocacy and engage with all stakeholders in the Indian space domain, including the government and its agencies. 

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Echoing the Prime Minister’s vision of Atma Nirbhar Bharat, ISpA will help in making India self-reliant, technologically advanced and a leading player in the space arena, read the release. ISpA is represented by leading homegrown and global corporations with advanced capabilities in space and satellite technologies. 

Its founding members include Larson & Toubro, Nelco (Tata Group), OneWeb, Bharti Airtel, Mapmyindia, Walchandnagar Industries and Ananth Technology Limited. Other core members include Godrej, Hughes India, Azista-BST Aerospace Private Limited, BEL, Centum Electronics and Maxar India. 

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