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The Cabinet Committee on Security headed by Prime Minister has cleared the setting up of the Defence Space Research Agency (DSRO).

Defence Space Research Agency (DSRO):

1. It is headed by  Joint Secretary-level scientist

2. Its role includes:  

 a. Creation of space warfare weapon systems and technologies,

b.Enhancing the capabilities of the armed forces to fight wars in space.

c. Providing the research and development support to the Defence Space Agency (DSA)

Defence Space Agency (DSA):

1. It is tasked to help the country fight wars in space.

2. It comprises members of the three services.

3. It is headed by Air Vice Marshal-rank officer

4. Its role is to gradually take over the space-related capabilities of the three forces.

Source: The Hindu