It is “Make In India” In Space, Said Dr Jitendra Singh Soon After the Successful Launch of Pslv-C26

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It is “Make in India” in Space, said Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, amidst thunderous applause while congratulating scientists at the ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) Centre soon after the successful PSLV-C26 launch in the early hours of morning here today.

Dr Jitendra Singh said,this is not only the 27th consecutive successful PSLV launch but this has also successfully placed in the sky the third Navigation Space Satellite prepared by Indian scientists through indigenous means and with the launching of the fourth such Navigation Satellite scheduled in December, it would be possible to initiate navigational operations by India successfully through its own self-sufficient means. This, thus, truly personifies Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Make in India” dream in the Space,he observed.

At this late hour of the intervening night between 15th and 16th October when many of the countrymen are in deep sleep, Dr Jitendra Singh said, it is a unique feeling for all of us here that the ISRO will gift them with this extraordinary achievement when they wake up in the morning.

There are four more such navigation satellites to be placed in the sky and with the completion of all the seven in the series of Indian Research Navigation Space Satellite (IRNSS),the Indian space scientists will be able to focus on the region comprising India and surrounding areas, which would also give it a leadership role in the area of Space Technology in the Indian subcontinent, he added.

While congratulating the entire ISRO team, Dr Jitendra Singh said, the nation is proud to have some of the brightest innovative brains working over here and personally it is a matter of pride for him that within four months of his association with the Indian Department of Space, this is his third opportunity to be here to witness the achievements of ISRO, the earlier two being the PSLV-23 launch on 30th June and "Mangalyan" Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) on 23rd September.

While wishing the scientific fraternity at ISRO to continue its journey of excellence in future, Dr Jitendra Singh hoped that destiny will bless him also with many more such opportunities to be back at Sriharikota to share the joy of such incredible feats..

Dr. K. Radhakrishnan, Chairman ISRO and Secretary, Department of Space, formally conveyed to the Minister the news of the successful PSLV-C26 launch and later, personally introduced him to each member of the ISRO team.

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