PM Narendra Modi to launch Indian Space Association on October 11
ISpA is the premier industry association of space and satellite companies, which aspires to be the collective voice of the Indian space industry, a PMO release said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch Indian Space Association (ISpA), an industry body aspiring to be the voice of the Indian space sector, on October 11, through video conference.
On this occasion, he will also interact with representatives of the space industry.
ISpA is the premier industry association of space and satellite companies, which aspires to be the collective voice of the Indian space industry, a PMO release said. It will undertake policy advocacy and engage with all stakeholders in the Indian space domain, including the government and its agencies.
The ISpA is represented by leading home grown and global corporations with advanced capabilities in space and satellite technologies.
Its founding members include Bharti Airtel, Larsen & Toubro, Nelco (Tata Group), OneWeb, Mapmyindia, Walchandnagar Industries and Ananth Technology Limited.
Other core members include Godrej, Hughes India, Azista-BST Aerospace Private Limited, BEL, Centum Electronics and Maxar India.
Echoing the Prime Minister's vision of the "Aatmanirbhar Bharat", the ISpA will help in making India self-reliant, technologically advanced and a leading player in the space arena, the PMO said.
Earlier, ISpA Director General A K Bhatt on Thursday had said, “We are truly honoured to have the Hon'ble Prime Minister grace the launch ceremony and outline his vision for the growth of India's space industry and making our nation a global leader in the space arena.”
According to PTI report, L&T-NxT Senior Executive Vice President for Defence, Jayant Patil has been appointed as the first chairman of ISpA, while Bharti Airtel's Chief Regulatory Officer Rahul Vatts will serve as vice chairman.