Q. With reference to Indian Space Policy 2023, consider the following statements:
1.The policy states that ISRO will move out of the manufacturing of operational space systems.
2.The policy restricts non-government entities to undertake end-to-end activities in the space sector.
3.The policy focuses on space-based intelligence, reconnaissance, surveillance, communication, positioning and navigation capabilities..
Which of the statements given above are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation –

Statement 1 and 3 are correct. The policy states that ISRO will move out of the manufacturing of operational space systems. The space policy focuses on space-based intelligence, reconnaissance, surveillance, communication, positioning and navigation capabilities.

Statement 2 is incorrect.  The non-government entities are allowed to undertake end-to-end activities in the space sector through establishment and operation of space objects, ground-based assets and related services, such as communication.

Source: ForumIAS