India Monday successfully placed three satellites into space, the United News of India reported.
A Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle rocket carrying the satellites was launched from Sriharikota, 125 kilometres (80 miles) north of Madras, the capital of the southern state of Tamil Nadu, at 1023 local time (0453 GMT).
One of the satellites was an Indian technology experiment satellite, which carries a camera for remote sensing experiments.
The commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organisation won a contract to launch the other satellites -- one Belgian and one German.
By international standards, India's space programme runs on a shoestring budget of around 400 million dollars annually -- New Delhi, (AFP)
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