ISRO Chairman K. Sivan has confirmed that India will be sending humans to space for the first time from its own soil in December 2021. The ambitious project will see a three-person crew traveling to space in a capsule that will orbit Earth.
The Indian Space Research Organization will send two unmanned missions before the manned mission takes place- one in December 2020 and one in July 2021.
The astronauts will be trained in India as well as Russia and according to Sivan, women astronaut/s will also be a part of the team. ISRO will send its countrymen to space abroad GSLV Mk III.
The crew will stay in space for 7 days abroad the capsule orbiting Earth. Once the mission is complete, it would return for a parachute splashdown in the Bay of Bengal.