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Discuss the technological and financial challenges that India has to overcome in the translation of the successes in the unmanned space missions into manned space missions.

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5. Discuss the technological and financial challenges that India has to overcome in the translation of the successes in the unmanned space missions into manned space missions.(250 words)

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Why this question:

Four pilots from the Indian Air Force (IAF) will leave for Russia this month to receive training as astronauts of Gaganyaan, the first Indian crewed flight to space.  Thus the context of the question.

Key demand of the question:

The question expects one to discuss the challenges that India space research organization is facing in conducting the manned and unmanned space missions.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Give a brief introduction about India’s successes in unmanned space missions such as Mars orbiter mission, PSLV, GSLV etc.

Body:

Explain about India’s ambitious programme Gaganyaan.

Write about the needed indigenization policies and technological inventions in this regard.

Suggest suitable measures to increase the financial capacity, international agreements etc.

Conclusion:

Give a futuristic way forward for the same.