Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed ISRO to design a multi purpose satellite to develop the agriculture, health and education in the under developed countries of SAARC nations.
Addressing Indian space scientists at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota after the successful launch of PSLV C23 rocket, the Prime Minister said the fruits of India’s space missions should reach other developing nations, especially India’s neighbors. “You should develop a Saarc satellite,” he told the scientists. “We should dedicate this satellite to our neighbourhood as India’s gift … India is rooted in our age-old ethos of ‘Vasudeva Kutumbakom’. Our space science reflects that. We should share the fruit of our achievement with our neighboring countries,” he said.