Beijing: Over 20 Indian firms are taking part in the ‘India-China Business and Investment Forum’ being held in China aimed at introducing latest investment opportunities under ‘Make in India’ campaign to their Chinese counterparts.
The week-long event in Wuxi city included India Culture Week celebrations which kicked off on Sunday. The Indian firms would be introducing the latest investment opportunities in India in sectors like renewable energies, solar panels, roads, smart cities, infrastructure development, urban transportation and power sector, which are now available to Chinese companies under the ‘Make in India’ programme.
A series of B2B meetings have also been planned for participating Indian companies with their Chinese counterparts, Consul General of India in Shanghai, Prakash Gupta said. A cultural performance from a Bhangra/Gidda troupe from India sponsored by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) gave a performance at the South China University Campus. In addition, an Indian Food Festival is also being held.
Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) lifted off successfully with two British satellites, NovaSAR and S1-4, from the rocket port here on Sunday night.
The PSLV-CA (Core Alone) version, standing 44.4 metres tall and weighing 230.4 tonnes, with thick orange flame at its tail lighting up the night skies rose up at 10.08 p.m. from the first launch pad.
The rocketport here has two launch pads.
According to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), after 17 minutes, 44 seconds following the PSLV lift-off, the two earth observation satellites will be launched into a 583 km sun synchronous orbit.
NovaSAR weighing 445 kg is a S-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite intended for forest mapping, land use and ice cover monitoring, flood and disaster monitoring.
S1-4 weighing 444 kg is a high resolution Optical Earth Observation Satellite, used for surveying resources, environment monitoring, urban management and for disaster monitoring.