Need for Space Command in India

In June 2018, US President Donald Trump announced that his country was going to establish a Space Force to fight in space alongside the military. It sparked a raging debate on a possible space war, with analysts pointing out...

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India has successfully demonstrated its space prowess for a while now. However, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has monopolized this sector for a very long time. For India to become a global space power, it is essential to bring in the private players on board for a higher success rate.

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