Topic- Awareness in the field of space
5) Gaganyaan mission of ISRO is an indication that there is a marked strategic shift in India’s approach to space. Examine. (250 words)
Why this question
ISRO has announced about its manned space mission which highlights the progress made by ISRO. The article delves into the strategic shift in India’s approach to space and point to the process of maturing of ISRO as a global player in the space arena. The question would help you prepare on Indian achievements in space arena.
Key demand of the question
The question expects us to explain about the Gaganyaan mission and how this mission marks a strategic shift. We need to discuss the purpose for which ISRO was formed and how the space agency has taken small steps so far and is on the cusp of something big now. We need to provide our opinion on the strategic shift and discuss way forward .
Examine – When you are asked to examine, you have to probe deeper into the topic, get into details, and find out the causes or implications if any .
Structure of the answer
Introduction – Explain about Gaganyaan mission .
- Discuss what the Gaganyaan mission signifies – strategic shift in India’s approach to space and point to the process of maturing of ISRO as a global player in the space arena.
- Highlight about the role of ISRO as per Vikram sarabhai’s mission and how ISRO has worked hard so far to realise that.
- Discuss about the bigger ambitions of ISRO and examine what it means for India and ISRO.
Conclusion – finally, we need to provide a fair and balanced opinion and discuss way forward.