Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually launch the Indian Space Association (ISpA) at 11 am on Monday in an effort to expand the vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat and offer India a premier industry association of space and satellite companies.
PM Modi will also interact 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.”
The association will also serve as 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.
ISpA will help make India self-reliant, technologically advanced and push it in the front ranks of leading players in the space industry.
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.