NEW DELHI: India and Russia held high-level talks here to elevate bilateral cooperation to the next level in the field of space, including assistance in India’s maiden human space flight mission ‘Gaganyaan’, according to Ministry of External Affairs.
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Dmitry Rogozin, Director General of Russia’s space agency ROSCOSMOS, led the two sides in the meeting held Thursday.
“There have been frequent contacts between the two space agencies to finalise the details of the Gaganyaan Mission, which will carry Indian astronaut to space in 2022, to coincide with India’s 75th anniversary of Independence,” an MEA statement said Friday.
Russia has promised all assistance for India’s Human Space Flight Mission and details regarding cooperation for the Gaganyaan Mission were discussed, the statement said, adding it also offered support to India in participating in the International Space Station. (AGENCIES)