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India becomes space super power, shot down a live satellite: PM Modi

PM Modi says India proud at Mission Shakti at being able to destroy low-orbit satellite in space. ,India has shot down a live satellite in low-Earth orbit as part of a successful test of new missile technology, The operation, dubbed Mission Shakti, makes India part of a "super league" of nations to have achieved such a feat, Mr Modi said, alongside the US, Russia and China.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

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India becomes space super power, shot down a live satellite: PM Modi


New Delhi, Mar 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India has entered its name as an elite space power. He said, “So far only 3 countries in the world, United States of America, Russia and China had this advantage. An anti-satellite weapon A-SAT, successfully targeted a live satellite on a low earth orbit”. He further added, “Mission Shakti operation was a difficult target to achieve which was completed successfully within three minutes of launch”.


India has shot down a live satellite in low-Earth orbit as part of a successful test of new missile technology, prime minister Narendra Modi has announced.

The operation, dubbed Mission Shakti, makes India part of a "super league" of nations to have achieved such a feat, Mr Modi said, alongside the US, Russia and China.

The announcement comes weeks after India engaged in aerial clashes with Pakistan over the disputed border of Kashmir. "This new technology is not directed against any particular country," the prime minister said.

Experts said the target of the test was most likely an Indian mini-satellite put into a relatively low orbit for the purpose of the test one month ago, rather than an asset belonging to any other country.

Mr Modi's address, which he trailed as an "important statement" on Twitter, was simultaneously broadcast on All-India Radio and all national TV stations.

India is currently in election season, with polls opening in just over a couple of weeks, and under Indian law the government cannot make any policy or political announcements that might be seen as seeking to win votes.

Questions will be raised over the timing of the test, so close to a general election. "That India had the ability to do this was already very well known," said ​Pallava Baga, NDTV's space editor.

Madhavan Nair, the former chief of the Indian space agency Isro, said that "Mr Modi has chosen to take this step… to show that we have capabilities in this area,” and that if another country targets India’s satellites, India could “respond in a timely manner”. He described it as a “great achievement for the country”.

China conducted its first successful anti-satellite test in 2007, prompting protests from other world powers. The US and Russia had both tested similar technology by the 1980s, despite a 1967 UN treaty banning such activities.

Washington ended its anti-satellite tests in 1985, citing concerns over the risk of creating large amounts of space debris.





    India becomes space super power, shot down a live satellite: PM Modi


    New Delhi, Mar 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India has entered its name as an elite space power. He said, “So far only 3 countries in the world, United States of America, Russia and China had this advantage. An anti-satellite weapon A-SAT, successfully targeted a live satellite on a low earth orbit”. He further added, “Mission Shakti operation was a difficult target to achieve which was completed successfully within three minutes of launch”.


    India has shot down a live satellite in low-Earth orbit as part of a successful test of new missile technology, prime minister Narendra Modi has announced.

    The operation, dubbed Mission Shakti, makes India part of a "super league" of nations to have achieved such a feat, Mr Modi said, alongside the US, Russia and China.

    The announcement comes weeks after India engaged in aerial clashes with Pakistan over the disputed border of Kashmir. "This new technology is not directed against any particular country," the prime minister said.

    Experts said the target of the test was most likely an Indian mini-satellite put into a relatively low orbit for the purpose of the test one month ago, rather than an asset belonging to any other country.

    Mr Modi's address, which he trailed as an "important statement" on Twitter, was simultaneously broadcast on All-India Radio and all national TV stations.

    India is currently in election season, with polls opening in just over a couple of weeks, and under Indian law the government cannot make any policy or political announcements that might be seen as seeking to win votes.

    Questions will be raised over the timing of the test, so close to a general election. "That India had the ability to do this was already very well known," said ​Pallava Baga, NDTV's space editor.

    Madhavan Nair, the former chief of the Indian space agency Isro, said that "Mr Modi has chosen to take this step… to show that we have capabilities in this area,” and that if another country targets India’s satellites, India could “respond in a timely manner”. He described it as a “great achievement for the country”.

    China conducted its first successful anti-satellite test in 2007, prompting protests from other world powers. The US and Russia had both tested similar technology by the 1980s, despite a 1967 UN treaty banning such activities.

    Washington ended its anti-satellite tests in 1985, citing concerns over the risk of creating large amounts of space debris.





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