Everything You Need to Know About India’s A-SAT Weapon System Test

Why did India fire a missile on a satellite? And why now, with just weeks left for the 2019 elections?

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Hello, namaskar, and welcome to another episode of The Big Story podcast. I’m Vishnu Gopinath, and today we’re looking at India’s first successful anti-satellite (A-SAT) weaponry test aka Mission Shakti. We have senior defence analyst Ajay Lele joining us on this podcast.

With Mission Shakti, India’s become just one of four countries in the world to have successfully tested an A-SAT weapon system. Why is this so impressive? What is the A-SAT weapon system and is it true that India was ready with anti-satellite missile system technology all the way back in 2012?

Listen to the podcast for the story!