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Participation of private players in space to help sector: Kawa's Kris Nair

As India becomes more and more self-reliant in the dual use of space, young startups like Kawa Space now have an opportunity to collaborate with the nation

GSLV-MkIII-M1 rocket carrying Chandrayaan-2 lifts off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, at Sriharikota in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh | Photo: ISRO
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GSLV-MkIII-M1 rocket carrying Chandrayaan-2 lifts off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, at Sriharikota in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh | Photo: ISRO

T E Narasimhan Chennai
The Central government's announcement on creating a level playing field for the private sector in the space sector is an excellent step towards increasing the nation’s influence in the global space industry, said Kris Nair, CEO of space technology startup Kawa Space.

Companies like Kawa Space, that are focused on building critical infrastructure for space will benefit immensely by the announcements made by the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday.

"Space is hard. The relaxed norms help companies like ours to collaborate across boundaries in creating the next generation space systems — from India, for the world," he said. Paytm

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First Published: May 17 2020 | 9:11 PM IST

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