|Xi Jin Ping, President China|
|Beijing, captivating pic of the skyscrapers ..|
China started its official defence programme in 1949 in response to threats from US and USSR and its space programme with the first sounding rockets around 1960. It has developed in many aspects in space technology. An area where China finds itself lagging behind India is in inter-planetary expeditions. It finds itself trailing behind India miserably. Though it has been trying for the past many years, it has failed miserably in trying to reach inter planetary space and land on other planets in the solar system.. Click here for detailed reading on India's level of preparedness ..
Some basic details of Jupiter (from wikipedia ....)
|Great learning for the rest of the world .. Courtesy WSJ ..|
As the former US President Franklin Roosevelt has once told,
Competition is found to be useful only upto a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off ..
Developing an atmosphere of trust and co-operation between India and China is what is needed as that will only help the benefits of science, technology and telecomunication reach the common man ..
If China and India cooperates in space research, the results could be far reaching and eclipse all other human achievements so far ..