India has successfully launches its first rocket to Mars, aiming to put a satellite in orbit around the planet at a lower cost than previous missions, thus potentially positioning the nation as a budget player in the global space race.
The mission is considerably cheaper than previous missions by the United States, Europe and Russia. Costing 4.5 billion rupees - (or approximately just £45.7 million) it is a fraction of the cost of an average NASA satellite mission.
However the mission has attracted criticism due to the high levels of poverty, malnutrition and power shortages suffered by millions across the country.
The UK currently gives India £280 million a year in financial aid, but this will end in 2015.
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