Expo 2020 Dubai: India invites global stakeholders to invest in country's space sector.
19 October 2021, 12:00 AM
31 October 2021, 12:00 AM
India is keen to contribute to the global space sector and is aiming to increase industry participation and international collaborations.
Dr K Sivan, chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), India, while addressing the inaugural session on ‘Future of Space-International Participations & Collaborations’ at the India pavilion at Expo 2020 said, “India is eager to contribute to the global space sector and is aiming to increase industry participation and international collaborations”.
In a video message, he said he was glad that the Expo 2020 showcased space at the mega event.
"The Indian space sector is one of the potential opportunities that can be offered to global industries. With our rich heritage in space technology, the need was felt to develop a local space related economy and also considering the growing demand in space based applications and technology," he said.
Highlighting the reforms in the sector, Dr Sivan said that the government is open to inviting private players in the space sector and ISRO is tying up with start-ups and industries.
"Indian government has announced reforms in the space sector by enabling private industries to take up space activities," he said.
He also emphasised the need to make outer space safe and that it is a collective responsibility of the government and non-government agencies to ensure that.
“ISRO will be supportive of all international collaborations which benefit humanity,” he said.