India to be ranked in the top rankings of space-faring nations , as it is the only Asian country to send a spacecraft to Mars.
- India became the first Asian country to successfully send a probe to Mars in 2014, marking a breakthrough in its space capability.
- The Beijing institute of Space, Science and Technology Information evaluated the space capabilities of 20 countries and regions across six aspects: strategy, product systems, infrastructure, industrial scale, innovation and international influence.
- The US’ status as the only superpower in space is unshakable, but the gap between the US and other nations is narrowing. China has made remarkable accomplishments in space technology, showing strong momentum and potential.
- The report also mentions emerging countries in space represented by Canada and the South Korea, which closely follow China, Japan and India.
Source: Business Standard