Astrophysics research at ISRO in India?

In summary, while the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is primarily known for its engineering achievements, there is a separate unit, the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) in Ahmedabad, that is dedicated to fundamental and theoretical research in astrophysics and cosmology. PRL operates under the Department of Space, of which ISRO is a part.
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TL;DR Summary: Theoretical astrophysics research status in ISRO, India

I am from India and want to be an astrophysicist serving my nation. Whenever I check about any ISRO news, it is always about some engineering achievements, like the launch vehicle and never about pure theoretical research in astrophysics and cosmology, despite its name. This concerns me as I belong from a science branch.
So I wanted to ask, is there a well-built room in ISRO for a position of proper astrophysics research, as they have in NASA? Please help!
 
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The Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) at Ahmedabad is a unit of the Department of Space (of which ISRO is also a part).

PRL is more focused on fundamental/theoretical research, whereas ISRO is more about technology development and applications, as you have already noticed from news.

Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad
 
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Swamp Thing said:
The Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) at Ahmedabad is a unit of the Department of Space (of which ISRO is also a part).

PRL is more focused on fundamental/theoretical research, whereas ISRO is more about technology development and applications, as you have already noticed from news.

Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad
Thank You for the guidance. Much appreciated!
 

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