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Research in areas of fundamental science needed for any country to prosper: Reddy

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

No country can prosper if research does not take place in areas of fundamental science, G said Tuesday and urged the youth to work in that domain for a technologically stronger

He was addressing a house full of youths from high schools and colleges at a seminar held here on Mission Shakti, an anti-satellite (ASAT) missile test conducted by

Reddy in his address also reiterated that the Anti-Satellite (A-SAT) test conducted on March 27 really boosted the morale of the scientist, and shared a few anecdotes to make his point.

"On March 28 morning, a who lives in had a visit from a newspaper boy, who just wanted to meet him after reading the And, then another from Vizag, who was in Delhi, had an unusual situation, when an gave him back the extra money he had charged beyond the due fare, after he saw him getting down at office," he said.

These two incidents really show how people reacted to the news, Reddy said.

Reddy recently had told reporters that India had chosen a much lower orbit of less than 300 km during Mission Shakti for "capability demonstration" and to avoid threat of debris to global space assets.

In his address, he also exhorted the youth of the country to give time to research in ares of fundamental science.

"No country can prosper if research does not take place in areas of fundamental science," he said, adding, the academia, research and development (R&D) and the industry are the three important components in promoting research.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 00:05 IST
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