India's plan to put a human in space is just one decision away from being made a reality. In an exclusive interview, K Sivan, chairman of space research organisation ISRO said several of the critical technologies are already in place, including a crew module and a crew escape system. A prototype space suit has also been developed. "ISRO is readying critical technologies for Indian human space programme. If the government wants, the Indian astronaut programme can be launched," said Mr Sivan. Completing all arrangements, however, could take five to seven years, he said.