Modi asks Indian space scientists to develop SAARC satellite

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  1. Voldemort

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    SRIHARIKOTA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to develop a satellite which will serve all the SAARC nations.
    Addressing Indian space scientists at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota after the successful launch of PSLV-C23 rocket, the Prime Minister said the fruits of India's space missions should reach other developing nations, especially India's neighbours.
    "You should develop a SAARC satellite," he told the scientists. "We should dedicate this satellite to our neighbourhood as India's gift ... India is rooted in our age-old ethos of 'Vasudeva Kutumbakom.' Our space science reflects that. We should share the fruit of this with our neighbouring countries," he said.
    Minutes earlier, PSLV-C23 had injected five foreign satellites into the specified orbits. The rocket lifted off at 9.52am and completed all four phases with textbook precision. Modi went around congratulating the scientists after promising bigger thrust on space science. The Prime Minister sought to dispel the notion that space science is for the elite. "This is the biggest mistake some people make. Space science ultimately works to change the lives of the poor ... Space science empowers a child in the farthest village with education. It delivers telemedicine. It enables a youth in a small town with various new job opportunities. Satellite technologies have made distance irrelevant. It furthers the power of 125 crore connected Indians," he said.
    "GIS (Geographic Information Systems) has applications in urban planning and watershed development. Space imagery helps in land management, coastal management. It is an invaluable asset in disaster management. By predicting cyclones, it has saved millions of lives," the Prime Minister said.
    He called upon space scientists to enlarge the footprints of India's satellite-based navigation system to cover the whole of south Asia.
    "Space should be our national mission. We should have bigger satellites with larger power. We also have to further our international partnership in space technology. Extend our launching capabilities to heavier satellites," he said, urging Isro to tie up with universities and colleges to develop future scientists and leaders. "Possibilities are limitless, the benefits enormous. We should maximise the use of space science in governance and development," he added.
     
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    m.timesofindia.com/india/Modi-asks-Indian-space-scientists-to-develop-Saarc-satellite/articleshow/37508245.cms
     
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    Quite SAARC oriented ..
    First the SAARC leaders get invite at oath ceremony.
    Then the first visit outside is to a SAARC country.
    Later it is known that SAARC headquarters are coming up in Delhi.
    And now a SAARC satellite.

    PM's has focussed and prioritized on the immediate neighborhood. What do others think about it .. good or bad ?
     
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    Ashutosh Lokhande Senior Member Senior Member

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    its a good move imo. shows the world whos the BIG BROTHER of south asia :D
     
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    Pakistan could also be included in this project. .
     
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    Voldemort Senior Member Senior Member

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    Why should the fruits of India's space success reach other countries? I am against helping any country other than Bhutan and Afghanistan. They poke and pinch us, then snuggle up to China.
     
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    Before seeing a global role , we must first stabilize our near neighborhoods. It becomes important as due to porous border, immigration problems, very high people to people contact etc. So by stabilizing the near neighbors , we can use it as launching platform for global leadership.
     
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    further isolation wont help.. generating goodwill and taking initiatives is a sign of a powerful country.
     
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    Modi is pure Business man
    with our installed capacity/satellites our data(scan/signal..) can be useful to our neighbors because of geography we cant change it

    so give them data for free or min fee now, earn goodwill in future they will pay ...........WIN WIN situation yes i agree with u NO PO****an please :thumb:
     
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    If they pay for it, then I dont have a problem. If we do it as a goodwill gesture, we must extract some concessions from them.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    The idea is a good one and which will win the confidence of the neighbour and the acrimony will diminish.
     
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    There is no free lunch, they have/bound to pay :cool2:
     
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    Looks like somebody is desperate to be seen and accepted as bigbrother.
     
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    seems a like good move to promote stability and cooperation among the nations in the region. Steps like these are a better way to earn the trust and maintain peace in the area than by fighting and bullying each other......
     
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    Ashutosh Lokhande Senior Member Senior Member

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    any plans to launch another 60km mizzile and compare with our space launch? :D
    burn paki burn :D
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrnGg35H7EI
     
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    Did you even care to watch the video or get the message?
     
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    Ashutosh Lokhande Senior Member Senior Member

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    :D i did got the msg of that dumb paki trying to compare the incomparable :p
     
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    Where and what is the comparison?
     
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    Ashutosh Lokhande Senior Member Senior Member

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    kyunki aap thode english medium hain. lol :D
    2:20 to 3:20

    so, coming back to the point when are you launching your 60km mizzile? to show-off your taakat? :D
     

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