AFTER developing engine problems, the two ships that are in the country to collect data for India's first space mission to Mars have been repaired.
India's high commissioner to Fiji Vinod Kumar said the ships developed a routine maintenance problem on their way to Fiji from Mumbai.
"The parts were not available in Fiji so they have got it from outside," Mr Kumar said.
"They have already got it (now) so they will fix it and go."
The DHL Express in a statement issued yesterday said they brought the parts into the country for marine vessel SCI Yamuna and SCI Nalanda from Caterpillar's Distribution Centre in Melbourne, Australia.
Mr Kumar said despite the delay, the ships were on schedule for the mission.
The rocket PSLXL C25 will be launched from India before November 19.