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India-Bhutan must harness space technology and its applications: EAM

After the successful launch of the final PSLV mission of 2022, he said the two nations achieved a ’historic milestone’ with today’s mission.

November 26, 2022 / 04:29 PM IST
S Jaishankar

S Jaishankar

India and Bhutan must harness space technology and its applications towards improving lives of the people, External affairs minister S Jaishankar said on Saturday.

After the successful launch of the final PSLV mission of 2022, he said the two nations achieved a ’historic milestone’ with today’s mission. The PSLV-C54/EOS-06 mission carried nine satellites, including the primary payload an earth observation satellite along with eight other co-passenger satellites.

One of the passenger satellites that rode piggyback on the 44.4 metre tall rocket is India Bhutan Sat — ISRO Nano Satellite 2 for Bhutan (INS-2B). Through a televised address to the ISRO scientists at the Mission Control Centre, Jaishankar said the partnership between India and Bhutan has been taken to a new era in 21st century, through achievements in space and technology.

”Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Bhutan in August 2019 had jointly inaugurated the ground earth station of the South Asia Satellite in Thimpu, which was constructed with the support of ISRO”, he said.