India enters space “super league”| Destroys live low-orbit satellite in missile test: PM Modi

Anti satellite weapon

The Hush Post| 10:37 am |one-minute-read

In an address to the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India has destroyed a live low-orbiting satellite in a missile test that puts India in the space “super league.”

India has now become the fourth country after the United States, Russia and China to have carried out the test.

“A while ago our scientists shot down a live satellte at a low-earth orbit,” Modi said.

Mission Shakti’ operation was a difficult target to achieve which was completed successfully within three minutes of launch.

PM Modi said the A-SAT missile will give new strength to India’s space programme. He also assured the international community that India’s capability won’t be used against anyone but is purely India’s defence initiative for its security.

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