Prime Minister Narendra Modi (file photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Indian Space Association (ISpA) on Monday at 11 am through video conferencing. Also, on this occasion, he will interact with representatives of the space industry. According to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the Indian Space Association is the premier industry body of space and satellite companies, which aspires to be the collective voice of the Indian space industry.
PM Modi wrote on Twitter on Sunday, “Tomorrow (October 11) at 11 am I will be involved in the program to launch the Indian Space Association. I am delighted to have the opportunity to interact with key stakeholders in this sector. Those interested in the world of space and innovation must watch tomorrow’s program.
In a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office on Saturday, it was said that ISpA will advocate the relevant policies and also ensure its engagement with all the stakeholders of the Indian space sector including the government and its agencies. According to the PMO, underlining the Prime Minister’s vision of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, ISPA will help make India self-reliant, technologically advanced and a leading country in the space sector.
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.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 10, 2021
Jayant Patil is the first president of ISpA
ISpA is represented by leading domestic as well as global companies with advanced capabilities in space and satellite technologies. The founding members of ISPA include Larsen & Toubro, Nelco (Tata Group), OneWeb, Bharti Airtel, MapmyIndia, Walchandnagar Industries and Anant Technology Limited. Other prominent members include Godrej, Hughes India, Azista-BST Aerospace Pvt Ltd, BEL, Centum Electronics, Maxar India.
AK Bhatt, Director General, Ispa, had recently said in a statement, “By attending the launch ceremony of Hon’ble Prime Minister and taking forward his vision to develop India’s space industry and make our country a global leader in the space sector. We are really honored.”
L&T-Next Senior Executive Vice President (Defence) Jayant Patil has been appointed as the first chairman of ISpA, while Bharti Airtel Chief Regulatory Officer Rahul Vats has been made the vice-chairman.
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