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A hi-tech spinoff – ISRO

Others | Jul 30, 1988

The Indian Space Research Organisation has begun to transfer advanced technology to the commercial sector.

t is a high-profile, hi-tech organisation packed with some of the finest scientific and technical minds in the country. In keeping with its glamorous profile, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has a generous budget (Rs 300 crores in 1987). It is only at times of crucial failures—like the ASLV launch vehicle which plunged into the Bay of Bengal last week—that the space agency has to battle criticism that it is an unnecessary drain on the economy.

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