This announcement also comes amidst the plan of all BRICS members to have their own satellite system to avoid becoming dependent from US technology and equipment in space.
"Any form of technological dependence from the United States is a serious risk, both political and commercial. BRICS nations should use each other's scientific and technological potential at maximum," Kashin told Sputnik.
The fact that China and India decided to work together is a big deal, especially considering that until recently the two were rivals when it came to space.
According to Kashin, China might be a bit more advanced in space, but India "has its own distinct advantages." For example, China has more powerful missile-carriers and more experience in developing spacecraft. India, on the other hand, is better at developing space-related software and electronic components.
Meanwhile, Russia is currently working to start supplying rocket engines for future Chinese space launch programs. China, in turn, will provide electronic components for Russian satellites. The two countries also agreed to synchronize their satellite navigation system, GLONASS and Beidou, Kashin informed.