India successful in Anti Satellite Test

India successful in Anti Satellite Test
Anti Satellite Test

India is now a member of the elite club of nations, it is now capable of knocking down satellites in space. The Anti Satellite test (ASAT) came as a surprise for the world as India maintained that space should be a frontier for peace and should not be militarized in the past. Before India, it was China who demonstrated the ASAT capability in 2007 with international disapproval. India’s action was not directed towards any country, and so there is no breach of any international laws or treaties.

India is now a registered space power. Three countries other than India have achieved this power, they are America, Russia, and China. India has become the 4th country to register itself as a space power. The ASAT missile will give new strengths to India. A DRDO missile was tested off the Odisha coast and it successfully hit a low orbit mobile. However, it could not be confirmed as which missile was modified into the ASAT weapon.

“Mission Shakti 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,” the PM said. 



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