May 16, 2020 / 12:07 PM / 16 days ago

India to open up space exploration and satellite launches to private companies

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India will allow the involvement of private companies in its space exploration and satellite launch programmes, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman told a press conference on Saturday.

Both industries are currently predominantly operated by the government’s Indian Space Research Organisation.

Reporting by Alasdair Pal; Editing by Pravin Char

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