Space exploration was once the domain of the Cold War Superpowers.

But in the 21st Century, there is an exclusive club of nations with successful space programmes. And it’s latest member is, India. Having achieved multiple successful space missions, India is taking a front seat in a new space race, with journeys to the Moon, Mars and beyond. The story of India’s space program has been one of overcoming great adversity with limited resources, against a backdrop of tumultuous global politics. This is the story of India’s space programme built painstakingly over six decades, now poised to become one of the leaders in the quest to explore space.