Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K Radhakrishnan told that an agreement with China to develop remote sensing satellites was signed two days back. Thus, India will now join hands with China for the first time for a major space project.
ISRO, since its initiation in 1960’s, had been collaborated with the US, Russia and some European countries, but never with China.
RadhaKrishnan further said that a roadmap for a series of missions to be implemented together will be prepared by the space scientists of the two countries.
“A joint team will begin work in the coming weeks and the road map will be ready by April 2015”, said Radhakrishnan.
“We look forward to it as both the countries are crucial in creating a strong space presence in Asia. There were some steps in 1991, but nothing much happened. This is a concrete step forward,” Radhakrishnan added.