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Amidst the new challenges growing space industry is facing across the world; discuss the aspects necessary to be considered for India’s space vision.

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5. Amidst the new challenges growing space industry is facing across the world; discuss the aspects necessary to be considered for India’s space vision. (250 words)

Reference: The Hindu 

Why the question:

The editorial covers outer space vision, challenges involved and the need for space legislation.

Key Demand of the question:

The question aims to ascertain the aspects necessary to be considered for India’s space vision amidst growing challenges across the world.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start by discussing the aspects of expanding space industry.

Body:

India has invested enormous resources in its space programme through the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). More importantly, space assets are crucial for India’s development. India’s future plans are ambitious. The plans are designed to establish India as a major space-faring nation by the end of the decade.

The proposed involvement of private players and the creation of an autonomous body IN-SPACe (Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre) under the Department of Space for permitting and regulating activities of the private sector are welcome efforts.

However, the space environment that India faces requires us to go beyond meeting technical milestones. There is a need for a space legislation enabling coherence across technical, legal, commercial, diplomatic and defence goals.

Conclusion:

Conclude that India’s space vision also needs to address global governance, regulatory and arms control issues.