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The GSLV Mk-III is slated to be the launch vehicle for Gaganyaan

First trial flight of India’s Gaganyaan mission may face delay due to lockdown

ISRO had earlier said it has planned two trial flights without crew ahead of Gaganyaan -- the first one around December 2020 and the second around July 2021.
ISRO's half humanoid 'Vyommitra' which is to be placed in the first unmanned mission under Gaganyaan

ISRO to send robot ‘Vyomamitra’ in unmanned Gaganyaan ahead of first human spaceflight

ISRO chairman K. Sivan told reporters the humanoid will simulate human functions in space and also interact with the environment control life support system.
The GSLV Mk-III is slated to be the launch vehicle for Gaganyaan

Gaganyaan astronauts to get ISRO’s module-specific training in India after Russia session

The astronauts for India’s first crewed space mission were selected after a round of training in Russia by the launch service provider called Glavkosmos.  
ISRO chief K Sivan

First Gaganyaan spaceflight likely to carry only one astronaut, and it’ll be a man

When PM Modi announced Gaganyaan on 15 August 2018, he had said 'an Indian son or daughter' will carry the national flag on the trip in 2022.
IIT Delhi | Commons

IIT-Delhi ties up with ISRO for research cell, will help with India’s manned space missions

ISRO is helping set up a research centre at IIT-Delhi that is expected to contribute to Gaganyaan project, through which India hopes to send manned missions to space.
The GSLV Mk-III is slated to be the launch vehicle for Gaganyaan

This is how Indian astronauts will be trained for Gaganyaan in Russia

ISRO’s proposed Gaganyaan mission will be India’s first manned space flight, made using indigenous technologies. It is scheduled for December 2021.
IAF completed Level-1 of Indian Astronaut selection at Institute of Aerospace Medicine. | Twitter

IAF shortlists 10 test pilots who will go to space in manned mission Gaganyaan

At least 2 of the 10 are likely to be chosen for the 2022 mission. Those selected will be given initial training in India and advanced training abroad, which could be Russia.
Gaganyaan National Advisory Council meet on 8 June. | isro.gov.in

First Gaganyaan flight unlikely to have woman astronauts

ISRO will pick three test pilots from the Indian armed forces, which currently have no women in these posts, for India's first manned space mission scheduled for 2022.
GSAT-7A | isro.gov.in

ISRO sets up centre in Bengaluru for manned space mission Gaganyaan

The space agency planning a human spaceflight programme which is likely to include a woman astronaut.
ISRO chief K Sivan

Pilots might stand a better chance at being chosen for Gaganyaan mission

ISRO chief K Sivan said they were looking for people with flying experience to send on India's first manned space flight being planned for 2022.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh releases the New Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting, in New Delhi on 28 September 2020 | @DefenceMinIndia | Twitter

Govt scraps offset policy for govt-to-govt deals, allows leasing of defence equipment

The new Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020, which was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Monday and kicks in on 1 October, also cuts down procurement time.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.