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India becomes 4th Space super power nation to develop anti-satellite weapon: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his important announcement to the nation, said that India has made a historical mark in the international space domain and has become the fourth Space super power nation after America, Russia and China.

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit KalraBy Shobhit Kalra

Published on 27 March 2019 6:35 AM GMT

India becomes 4th Space super power nation to develop anti-satellite weapon: PM
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his important announcement to the nation, said that India has made a historical mark in the international space domain

and has become the fourth Space super power nation after America, Russia and China.

Describing India's 'Mission Shakti', PM Modi said, "An anti-satellite weapon A-SAT, successfully targeted a live satellite on a low earth orbit (LEO). India has demonstrated anti-satellite missile capability, it's a rare achievement."

The satellite was orbiting at an altitude of 300 km, he said, describing India as a space power.

Mission Shakti, which was led by the Defence Research and Development Organisation, was aimed at strengthening India's overall security, he said.

He said, "'Mission Shakti' is an important step towards securing India's safety, economic growth and technological advancement."

Modi added, "Mission Shakti operation was a difficult target to achieve which was completed successfully within three minutes of launch."

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier announced that he will address the nation at around 11:45 am to 12.00 noon with an important message.

"Do watch the address on television, radio or social media," he said.

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit Kalra

Writer has 10 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Chief Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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