Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India will have to ensure that in the 21st century, space should play an important role in uniting the world. He said that India is one of the very few countries that have the end-to-end capability in space. Speaking at the launch of the Indian Space Association, Mr Modi said India has covered all aspects of space technology – space satellites, launch vehicle applications, interplanetary missions and more.
The Prime Minister said major reforms happening in India today regarding Space Sector and Space Tech are due to a decisive government. He said the reforms in the space sector and space tech is unprecedented and the government’s approach is based on 4 pillars when it comes to space reforms.
The Prime Minister stressed that this new outlook is important because it is not the time for linear innovation for India, but for exponential innovation. He said this can only be made possible when the government plays the role of an enabler and not a handler.
Mr Modi said the country is witnessing dynamic reforms today because India’s vision is clear and the vision is – Aatmanirbhar Bharat. He said it is not just a vision, but a well-thought, well-planned integrated economic strategy that will turn India into a global manufacturing hub and innovation centre.