While India and the US make pledges about potential collaboration on space, others walk those promises and potentials. In the India-US context, space has remained a potential area of cooperation for the last decade or so whereas China, which has studied the Indo-US joint communications carefully, has made fast progress on space-based solar power (SBSP), in terms of devoting financial and human resources into the project. The need of the hour is for democracies like India, US and may be even Japan to come together, structure large collaborations around space and capture the political space in this regard. The political leadership in both India and the US should recognise the importance of it and act accordingly before it is too late.
Rajagopalan, Rajeswari Pillai and Prakash, Rahul
"China Walks the US-India Space Solar Power Dream,"
Online Journal of Space Communication: Vol. 9
, Article 24.
Available at: https://ohioopen.library.ohio.edu/spacejournal/vol9/iss16/24
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