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ISRO Chairman K Sivan

ISRO announces Chandrayaan-2 launch in April, Gaganyaan could be in space by 2021

Speaking at a press conference, ISRO chairman K. Sivan also said that he hoped women astronauts would be part of the human spaceflight programme.
ISRO

ISRO sets target for 2019, plans 32 missions including Chandrayaan-2

The Indian space organisation also announced that India's maiden human spaceflight programme Gaganyaan will go full steam in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Marriage stopped her from going to IIT, but she still became ISRO’s top engineer

A control engineer, V.R. Lalithambika says she owes her interest in science to watching rocket launches with her grandpa at home.
Alok Nirantar | Twitter

The demise of a people’s leader, Modi’s space mission and a sinking rupee

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Indian astronaut Wing Commander Rakesh Sharma

Rakesh Sharma, the first and only Indian in space, wants to go back as a tourist

The veteran Indian Air Force fighter pilot says he is excited about PM Modi's announcement of plans to launch a desi crewed mission by 2022.

On Camera

A file photo of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. | Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

How France-Turkey’s probable but unlikely conflict has been shaped by Erdogan’s politics

In episode 604 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the recent France-Turkey conflict and the deeper implications of this row.
Rupee (Representational image) | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg File photo

Tax revenues decline 22% in April-September, at one-fourth of full year target

Tax revenues declined 22 per cent from the year-ago period to Rs 4.58 lakh crore and were at 28 per cent of the full year target of Rs 16.36 lakh crore in the April-September period.

Defence

Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.