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The ISRO isn’t enough. India needs its own Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos

Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The ISRO isn’t enough. India needs its own Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos

After five decades, India’s space program has evolved considerably, and has finally earned its right to be considered an established space player. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)—India’s NASA, if we must—was established a few decades after the country gained independence. At the time, the government had to justify spending precious resources on a space program when millions of its people were mired in poverty.