New Delhi, Feb 17 IANS | 9 months ago

Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Monday announced several flight tests, and launch of navigational satellites and space missions for 2014-15.

"India joined a handful of countries when it launched the Mars Orbiter Mission. We now have the capability in launch vehicle technology, cryogenics, navigation, meteorological and communication satellites, and are largely self-reliant," he said.

"Several flight tests, navigational satellites and space missions are planned for 2014-15," he added.

The finance minister made this announcement while presenting the interim budget for the fiscal 2014-15 in the Lok Sabha.

(Posted on 17-02-2014)

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