Sending of First Indian to Moon

New Delhi,Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) have been pursuing Chandrayaan-2 as a joint mission under which, ROSCOSMOS had the responsibility for the Lander and ISRO had the responsibility to realize the Rover Module, Orbiter and the launch by GSLV. 
Consequent to the failure of the Russian-led sample return mission to Phobos (one of the moons of Mars), ROSCOSMOS communicated the shift in the approach for India-Russia joint mission, in May 2012, which called for a major programmatic realignment and lead to re-definition of Chandrayaan-2, with an Indian Lander. 

Subsequently, based on the recommendations of an integrated programmatic review conducted at ISRO, Chandrayaan-2 has been reconfigured with an Indian Orbiter, Lander and Rover for in-situ investigation of the lunar surface. The revised Chandrayaan-2 project with Indian Lander is currently under process in ISRO for approval by the Government.
 Based on the assessment of the progress, the project is likely to be completed by 2016-2017. 

The Chandrayaan-2 is an unmanned mission to Moon. There is no immediate plan for manned mission to Moon.
 This was stated by Union Minister of State for Science and Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences, D/o Atomic Energy and D/o Space Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today. 
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