Compared to the traditional space powers of the West, India opted for the civilian dimension rather than the military dimension of space possibilities and capabilities. With this approach, the Indian Space Research Organization has made its mark among the world's top ten space agencies. India's space success rate is second only to China among developing countries. However, one fact that establishes India to the forefront is a space program dedicated to transparent, accountable and socio-economic development. On the model of which India is working for the betterment of the global society and the nation by establishing continuous contact of space services with the third world by combining space science and technology for development. Continuity of these efforts encourages India to lead the third world by laying the foundation of a new international technological order as a space alternative. This article mainly analyzes the Indian space program as a Third World leadership role with the help of secondary sources and qualitative data and reinforces the practicality of leadership by providing a roadmap for future initiatives.
Space Programme, Space leadership, Third World, New International Technology Order