ISRO’s world record should make Indians proud: Chinese daily
Global Times says India’s feat offers “food for thought” on how to achieve space success with small budgets.
Grudgingly acknowledging the Indian Space Research Organisation’s world record feat of successfully launching 104 satellites on a single rocket would make “Indians proud,” China’s official media said on Thursday that India’s space programme offered “food for thought” for other countries on how to achieve space success with small budgets.
“This is perhaps the first widely followed world record India has made in the field of space technology. The Indians have reason to be proud,” state-run Global Times said in its editorial today.
‘Significance is limited’
However the tabloid daily, which criticised India in 2013 for sending Mangalyaan to Mars overtaking China, despite “millions of poor and illiterate people” said the significance of the ISRO’s new feat is “limited.”
“However, the space technology race is not mainly about the number of satellites at one go. It’s fair to say the significance of this achievement is limited,” it said.
Acknowledging that the new record is a “hard-won achievement for India to reach current space technology level with a relatively small investment,” the daily said “it offers food for thought for other countries.”
“India launched a lunar probe in 2008 and ranked first among Asian countries by having an unmanned rocket orbit Mars in 2013,” it said.
India ‘has done a good job’
“Many lessons can be drawn from India. As a rising power, it has done a good job. It is ambitious but pragmatic, preferring to compare with others as an incentive to progress. India’s political and social philosophy is worth pondering,” it said.
“Nonetheless, the development of a country’s space technology is determined by the size of its input. According to data released by the World Economic Forum in 2016, the U.S.’ space budget in 2013 was $39.3 billion, China $6.1 billion, Russia $5.3 billion, Japan $3.6 billion and India $1.2 billion,” it said.
“As India’s GDP is about one-fifth to one-fourth that of China’s, the share of investment in space technology in India’s GDP is similar to that of China’s,” it argued.
The daily, which has been carrying critical articles against India on almost on daily basis, also sought to make out a case that India is spending more on defence than China in terms of GDP ratio.
China’s last year’s budget amounted to $146 billion against India’s $46 billion.
“India’s defence budget is about one-third of China’s, a higher percentage of GDP than that of China,” it said.
Maundy Thursday - St Joseph’s Cathedral :: Abu D
God Bless Nichelle on your First Holy Communion
In Loving Memory of Tejju Teacher
Booking Open - Jasmine Riverside, Kallianpur
Vibrant Chevrolet Super Mom 2017 contest on Mother’s Day
Milarchi Lara Souvenir - Ester Issue, April 2017
Mount Rosary Church Annoucements for the Week
Read online Uzvaad:
Ryan International Comes to Mangalore
Rosaricho Gaanz from Mount Rosary, Dec, 2016 Issue
Appeal from St Joseph’s Catholic Church Choithar Manipur
Booking open at GSJ Galaxy at Santhekatte/Kallianpur
Visit Axis Bank Now open in Kallianpura, Santhekatte
For all your travel needs contact Sequeira Tourist
Become a professional or part time trader or take Forex Trading as a hobby. We will provide our assistance to you in your success. Click here to know more....
Power Care Services, Moodubelle
Contact Little Flower Tours and Travels
Ganapahti Co-operative Agricultural Bank
Read Online Raknno
Kemmannu Platinum Jubilee Souvenir – Amruth Kaanik
Contact Maria Travels for all your Travel, Tours and For Rent a Car Mob: 9980889512 or 9819444307
Thanksgiving to St. Lawrance