Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday addressed the nation around 12:30 PM. In this Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India today has successfully tested Anti satellite missile (ASAT). With this India has become 4th country in the world after United states of America, Russia and China to develop the capability of targeting low earth orbit live satellite using Anti satellite missile.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on this occasion congratulated DRDO scientist for successfully accomplishing Mission Shakti. Talking about Mission Shakti PM Modi said that this is proud moment for the whole country as it is an important step towards safeguarding our nation. Further he added that India has not violated any international law in accomplishing this mission.
INDIA IS SPACE SUPER POWER NOWPrime Minister Narendra Modi
What is Anti satellite missile (ASAT) ?
Anti satellite missile are space weapons used to destroy satellites. Many countries in the world possess this Anti satellite missile. But till date United states of America, Russia, China and India have succeeded in developing this capability of targeting low earth orbit live satellite using Anti satellite missile (ASAT).
What is Mission Shakti led by DRDO ?
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on March 27,2019 conducted a anti satellite test from DR APJ Abdul kalam Island launch complex. This technological mission led by DRDO towards making India space super power was named Mission Shakti. The Mission was difficult but DRDO scientist accomplished this mission within time span of three minutes by shooting low earth orbit live satellite at an altitude of 300 km.