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Consultations between India and the United Kingdom on enhancing space cooperation

India News Network On Monday: India and the United Kingdom discussed space priorities, the possibility of bilateral cooperation, and the outer space sector. The Indian side was represented by the Ministry of External Affairs and the Department of Space / ISRO. In contrast, the UK Space Agency represented the British side, the Department of Trade, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office.

On May 4, the Indo-British Summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson was held. At the conference, India-UK 2030 agreement was signed to strengthen space cooperation between the two countries for peaceful purposes.

Mutual interests were discussed, including shared satellites, space technology applications, industry interaction, and sophisticated information sharing, addressing trade barriers and enhancing bilateral trade in space equipment and services.

The agreement calls for developing an India-UK space cooperation framework in outer space. It recognizes the importance of maintaining a safe, sustainable, and sustainable outer space environment and calls for the coordination of multilateral fora to protect the interests of India, the United Kingdom, and the world.



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