The Diplomat, an online magazine, republished Dinshaw Mistry's article on India's capabilities to emulate China in its space programs. He argues that technology-wise alone, India could do so, but it will take 15 to 20 years.
China has affirmed its status as one of the world’s leading space powers by sending three astronauts into space this week. Should India – which has one of the world’s six major space programs – take efforts to imitate its neighbour? Can it develop such capabilities? At what cost though, and for what benefit?