Soyuz, Version 3.0

It looks like India will be following the example of China in basing its first human spacecraft on the redoubtable, 40-year-old Soyuz vehicle.

ISRO to redesign Soyuz for its manned space mission
The Hindu

“After the historic moon mission, India will redesign Russian space capsule Soyuz to send its astronauts on the country’s maiden manned space mission.

“‘We will be redesigning the Soyuz space capsule of the Russian agency for our mission,’ Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman G Madhavan Nair told PTI.”

“Government has already sanctioned Rs 95 crore to study all aspects of the manned space mission under which ISRO plans to send a two-member crew on a week-long sojourn in space.”