The decision was taken at the topmost level by the government some time ago and the agency has started taking shape under a Joint Secretary-level scientist.
Pakistan's ties with Russia have moved past the bitter Cold War hostilities and the chill in the US-Pakistan relations has further pushed the country towards Russia and China.
Apart from agriculture, forestry and disaster management support, the satellite will also be used for surveillance purposes.
According to the ISRO official, the 25-hour countdown for the PSLV launch started at 4.30 a.m. on Tuesday.
The explosion occurred on Monday night when people were assembling for prayers near the mosque in the provincial capital Quetta's Satellite Town area.
India's Ministry of External Affairs has said the test was done in the lower atmosphere to ensure that there is no space debris.
Professionals from the sector said they feared an expensive bloodbath - especially if Bezos, the founder of Amazon, decides to crush the competition with ultra-low prices.
Beijing has continued to outspend India on defense, implemented sweeping reforms in its military and diplomatic structures, and built strategic infrastructure in India’s backyard.
The satellite developed by the Nepalese scientists was launched at 2:31 am (Nepal time) from Virginia in United States, according to Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST).
Apart from land assault operations, the drone can also be used as a combat triad with aerial drones and other drone ships.
Dr Shivakumar was part of the team that developed the telemetry system for Chandrayaan-I - India’s first lunar exploration mission.
With seven phones recieved so far, the phones will be given to marine units as communication at a distance off the shore was an issue.
The Amazon CEO has also hired a SpaceX executive, Rajeev Badyal, to run the Amazon's satellite project after he was fired by Musk.
NASA and Combined Space Operations Centre reportedly identified 400 pieces of space from India’s A-SAT test.
While terming the whole matter as a terrible thing, NASA head Jim Bridenstine also told the media that not all of the pieces were big enough to track.