Mission Shakti

PM Modi on Wednesday, 27 March, announced that India had demonstrated anti-satellite missile capability by shooting down a live satellite. He labelled it a “rare achievement” that puts the country in an exclusive club of space super powers.

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‘Mission Shakti’ is an important step towards securing India’s safety, the prime minister asserted

He added that it was not against any nation and does not violate any international treaties

The target destroyed by A-SAT missile was an out of service Indian satellite flying at an altitude of 300km in space

Congress, while congratulating ISRO, credited former PM Jawaharlal Nehru for the development of India’s space programme