India successfully tests the Anti-Satellite (ASAT) Missile

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New Delhi: India becomes fourth country to successfully shoot down a live satellite in LEO.

PM Narendra Modi says A moment of pride for India. India has entered its name as an elite space power. An anti-satellite weapon A-SAT, successfully targeted a live satellite on a low earth orbit.

PM Modi says ‘Mission Shakti’ operation was a difficult target to achieve which was completed successfully within 3 mins of launch. Today, we have enough satellites that are contributing in segments such as agri, disaster management, communication, weather, navigation etc.

MissionShakti was a highly complex one, conducted at extremely high speed with remarkable precision. It shows the remarkable dexterity of India’s outstanding scientists and the success of our space programme,” tweets PM Narendra Modi

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