Thirty-three years on, Rakesh Sharma remains the only Indian cosmonaut to have embarked on that journey.
India's Team Indus is one of five groups in race to put a privately funded spacecraft on the Moon.
More than four decades later, fact and fiction blur easily with his modern-day fans when they meet Mr Rakesh Sharma, 68.
British and Indian scientists have collaborated for a new research project aimed at studying the impact of climatic changes on agriculture in the Indo-Gangetic Plain.
Karnataka govt aims to generate by 2018-end around 2700 MW from the Pavagada solar park, in a region that has seen 54 droughts in the last 60 years
India is limbering up to take part in an international competition to get robots moving on the moon.
The aim of the Indian beacon is to address the gap in shared Indian genomics data, which helps scientists better understand disease and develop more effective drug delivery systems and therapeutics
If successful, India will set a world record as the first country to launch the most satellites in one go, surpassing Russia which launched 39 satellites in a single mission in June 2014.
A US-born Nasa scientist of Indian-origin was detained by US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) authorities on his return to America from a trip to Chile and pressured into unlocking his phone.
An Indian-origin neurosurgeon currently based in Canada has been shortlisted by NASA for its 2018 space mission under the Citizen Science Astronaut (CSA) programme.
This year the UK brought one of the largest business delegations, 35 companies, to the Vibrant Gujarat Summit with a clear focus on life sciences.
A renowned Indian-origin orthopaedic surgeon has been awarded the prestigious Hunterian Professorship and Medal for 2017 by UK's Royal College of Surgeons for his research on stem cells in articular cartilage repair.
Pune-based theoretical physicist and Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) professor Thanu Padmanabhan has won the decade long challenge he posed to the international community of astrophysicists.
An optimistic change has been observed in the last five years with giants like Google and Facebook encouraging SMEs worldwide.
Spacefaring rivals can’t beat the prices charged by India, which sent its own probe to the Red Planet for less money than Hollywood spent making a movie
While India allows research exemption for any product, USA restricts it to drugs or veterinary biological products other than a new animal drug or veterinary biological product.
Projects will address challenges such as pollution and antimicrobial resistance.
Research by an Indian-origin scientist at the University of Rhode Island has shown that clothes and other wearable items could possibly sense illness and transmit data to a doctor in a distant clinic to monitor health and prescribe drugs.
An Indian-American researcher and his team have created life-size 3D hand models, complete with fingerprints, using a high-resolution 3D printer that can produce the same ridges and valleys as a real finger.
Kirtiraj Kundlik Gaikwad, an Indian scientist with the Department of Packaging, has been awarded the prestigious IAFP Young scientist scholarship
Arrange $200,000 and entrepreneur and founder of US spacecraft firm SpaceX Elon Musk will take you there.
India's ability to launch multiple satellites in a single mission has also put it on firm footing in the global market.
Two Indian-American scientists are among 23 scientists who have won this year's prestigious MacArthur Fellowship for showing exceptional creativity in their respective fields.
No one piece of the puzzle shows this, but as they fit together, the picture is becoming clearer.
"Bharadia has been chosen for the 2016 Paul Baran Young Scholar Award for his contribution to send and receive radio (wireless) signals.
he statement by the India–Africa Health Sciences Meet said that both India and Africa decided to make efforts to ensure accessible and affordable health services for all among other measures.
Innovation today has become quite subjective, defined differently by different people.
Two Indians and four other Indian-origin teenagers are among the 16 global finalists for the sixth annual 'Google Science Fair 2016' who will compete for the USD 50,000 scholarship.
Call it the Swades 2.0. Ambitious and bright, a rash of scientists had left India for better opportunities. After years of experimenting and collaborating with some of the top scientists in the world, they have now chosen to return to their homeland.
An Indian-origin cancer expert who was recently knighted by Queen Elizabeth II today warned against London losing out on scientific talent in the wake of Brexit.
The billion dollar Indo-American collaboration seeks to address some of the most fundamental questions about life and promises outcomes that can change the way we view life itself.
A satellite belonging to a London-based mobile satellite communication company recently moved over India, above the Equator, in the space after travelling more than 4,000km over several months.
Three Indian-origin scientists have been accused of a scientific fraud in Singapore for falsification of their research data, a media report said on Saturday.
India on Monday joined the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) as a full member and said its entry would be mutually beneficial to enhance global non-proliferation norms.
India has successfully launched 20 satellites in a single mission, the most in the history of the country's ambitious space programme.
India and the UK have joined hands to start an observational campaign from June 8 till end-July to better understand small-scale processes that drive monsoon variability and predictability.
India has launched an unmanned model space shuttle, joining the race to develop reusable spacecraft.
A 65-year-old Indian American scientist will receive the prestigious 'National Medal of Science' award from US President Barack Obama this week, the White House has said.
A 15-year-old Indian-American boy has won the prestigious 'Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award' for developing a low-cost electronically-aided knee brace that allows a person with a weakened leg to walk more naturally.
Experts at the University of Birmingham today announced that they have developed a unique device that could save lives in countries like India by quickly and simply testing whether water supplies are safe to drink.