According to India Today on the 15th, India plans to maintain human existence in space and is developing a policy framework and a long-term road map.
It is reported that the Ministry of Space Affairs of India (DOS) envisages a goal that requires national efforts to successfully realize the vision of demonstrating human space capabilities and realizing the persistence of human beings in space.
“The human space program needs to be maintained in the long run to generate tangible benefits.” The plan mentions that “the goal of human space policy is to use the continuous human existence in space as a tool for development, innovation and cooperation in the national interest.”
DOS believes that considering the multidisciplinary nature of human space cooperation, it is necessary to have a policy framework that not only promotes partnerships, but also solves proliferation problems and abides with existing policies, laws and treaties.
Therefore, the report continues that this policy must enable human beings to continue in low-Earth orbits and beyond through reliable, powerful, safe and affordable means through appropriate capacity-building measures such as cooperation, infrastructure development, facility modernization, technology development and human resources development.
At present, DOS has solicited public comments on the proposal on the website of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).