India eyes manned mission to space in 2022 Freedom: India’s prime minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation during Independence Day (15) celebrations at the Red Fort in Delhi
INDIA will launch its first manned space mission by 2022 and roll out a health insurance scheme from September, prime minister Narendra Modi said today (15) in his last Independence Day speech ahead of next year’s general election. Modi, a powerful speaker who will seek re-election in the world’s biggest democracy early next year, used the speech to broadcast his government’s achievements, amid concerns about lack of jobs and rising violence against the Muslim minority. Wearing a flowing saffron turban, the leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) also announced the plan to take the “Indian tricolour to space” in…
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