No plans to put Indian on moon

Last Updated: Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:30 hrs

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) India has no plans to put an astronaut on the moon -- as of now.

So said Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office V. Narayanasamy in the Rajya Sabha Thursday.

The minister also said that the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had no plans in the immediate future to launch space labs and manned spaceships or set up space stations.

"However, ISRO has undertaken the development critical technologies required for manned missions in the Earth's orbit," he said in a written statement.

ISRO has also initiated studied on Near Earth Objects and deflection strategies for Near Earth Astroids, he added.

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