India Never had more decisive govt: PM Modi at ISpA launch

New Dehli: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched the Indian Space Association (ISpA) via video conferencing and said the government’s approach to space reforms is based on four pillars.

The Prime Minister also interacted with representatives of the Space Industry on the occasion.

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister stressed that there has never been such a decisive government in India as it is today.

The major reforms that are happening in India today in the Space Sector and Space Tech are an example of this, he said.

The Prime Minister congratulated all of those present for the formation of the Indian Space Association.

He remarked that the government’s approach to space reforms is based on four pillars.

‘First, the freedom of innovation to the private sector. Second, the role of the government as an enabler. Third, preparing youth for the future. And fourth, to see the space sector as a resource for the progress of the common man,’ the Prime Minister said.

He said the space sector is a major medium for the progress of 130 crore countrymen.

The Prime Minister remarked that for India, the space sector means better mapping, imaging and connectivity facilities for the common people.

‘Also, the space sector means better speed from shipment to delivery for entrepreneurs, this also means better security and income for fishermen and better forecast of the natural calamity,’ he said.

The Prime Minister remarked that a self-reliant India campaign is not just a vision but also a well-thought, well-planned, integrated economic strategy.

‘A strategy that will make India a global manufacturing powerhouse by enhancing the skills capabilities of India’s entrepreneurs and India’s youth. A strategy that will make India a global centre of innovations, based on India’s technological expertise,’ he said.

The Prime Minister said it is a strategy, which will play a big role in global development, enhancing the prestige of India’s human resources and talent, globally.

The Prime Minister said the government is moving ahead with a clear policy regarding public sector enterprises and is opening most of these sectors to private enterprises where the government is not required. ‘The decision regarding Air India shows our commitment and seriousness,’ he said.

Indian Space Association 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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