Strategic development of pakistan and indian space programme

But I foresee another seven or eight years before ISRO finalizes a policy that facilitates greater private sector participation, particularly in a role beyond that of component supplier. In JuneIndia set a record by launching 20 satellites simultaneously.

This cell was formed to create synergy between the Department of Space, Indian Space Research Organisation ISROwhich is a civilian space agency, and the Ministry of Defence and the military so that these different institutions talk to each other about requirements, capabilities, and relevant policy.

Early Chinese satellites, such as the FSW series, have undergone many atmospheric reentry tests.

What became of Pakistan’s space programme?

Musharraf had made it clear that: Published in The Express Tribune, September 29th, September Learn how and when to remove this template message The headquarters of the SUPARCO are located in KarachiSindh Province near the Karachi University ; while its administrative infrastructure is well developed and expanded all over the country.

ThroughIndia had about 25 satellites, of which 4 were dual-use. From being at the forefront of space exploration and development in Asia with the launch of Rehbar-I in the early s, Pakistan today is far behind its neighbours including Iran, India and China.

In yearit was estimated that Pakistan has approx. Thus, these false estimates lead to biased conclusions and damage a state interest in the international arena. Salim Mehmud as director of the project and was supported by the members of Pakistan Amateur Radio Society.

While the test generated anger and public outcry, it did not result in any real punitive measures. An ASAT capability is not quite as simple as rocket technology, but it would not be the hardest thing for Pakistan to achieve either. The next military satellite will serve the Indian Air Force and Indian Army and will likely have a delayed launch this year.

Comparison of Asian national space programs

There is also a whole range of new space actors emerging, including several start-up companies based in Bangalore and elsewhere. However, after the U.

By staying true to its years old traditions, SIPRI this time again added 10 more weapons to the nuclear weapon stockpiles of Pakistan. Chinese space program China has a space program with an independent human spaceflight capability. The other country that has been important for India has been Israel.

There is no denying the fact that to maintain deterrence against growing Indian conventional asymmetry and military modernization, Pakistan is relying on nuclear weapons. Our concerns are informed by the nuclear precedent; cooperation with China was critical for the Pakistani program.

India also works a great deal with France to launch its heavy satellites. India has a missile defense system under development, and the potential for India to acquire an ASAT capability is linked to its missile defense capabilities.

This second-hand satellite had been originally designed for Indonesiabut after a battery problem occurred making it useless during certain hours of the day, the firm solved the problem and sold the satellite to Pakistan as Paksat There have been increasing calls for allowing private sector firms to manage some of the tried and tested programs, which would allow ISRO to refocus on the larger, more ambitious interplanetary missions, as well as purely research-oriented programs.

Of the ten countries that have independently successfully launched a satellite into orbitsix are Asian:In this Q&A, NBR speaks with Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, Senior Fellow and Head of the Nuclear and Space Policy Initiative at the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi, about the new security focus in India's space program and the country's primary strategic concerns in this domain.

“There are two unusual developments in the region affecting the strategic situation — first of all, Pakistan has to keep an eye on the Indian side and previously their programme. Effect of India's Space Programme on Pakistan Indian Ballistic Missile Defense Program: India protects its country from missile attacks by a multi layered ballistic missile defence which can be developed and deployed.

It is an indigenous program of the Indian missile defence program. Currently, ambition of India’s space program is to establish reconnaissance, communication, and surveillance satellite system in the outer space, while the objective of space program of Pakistan is to gain economic development and scientific achievements.

Forget flattering comparison of Pakistan’s space program with India and P.R. China as they are way beyond Pakistan’s league. Even comparing against the more modest space program of Muslim Majority countries Pakistan lags despite generosity of the United States in making available Nike-Cajun sounding rockets to Pakistan at an early date.

In technological terms, the Indian space program is roughly comparable to China’s program, except in human spaceflight and exploration. And while India spends a bit more than Russia does on its space program, the percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) that India devotes to space is second only to the United States.

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