India will send a manned mission to space by December 2021, the ISRO chairman K Sivan said on Friday.
The ISRO chief said the candidates selected for the space mission will be trained initially in India and then sent abroad for advanced training.
According to reports, the ambitious Gaganyaan project by the space agency will help India become the fourth nation to independently send humans to space.
The announcement of the Gaganyaan project was first made last year by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Independence Day when he said "a son or daughter of India will go to space" by 2022.
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