Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said India shot down a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite, which was a pre-determined target. He said India has become a “space superpower” with the successful testing of anti-satellite weapon. PM Modi said India is only the fourth nation after the US, Russia and China. Prime Minister said, 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 India’s space programme. Congratulating all DRDO scientists for achieving this unparallel feat, Mr Modi termed Mission Shakti is a huge success. He said, today’s Mission Shakti aimed at strengthening India’s overall security.
Mr 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 will not be used against anyone but is purely India’s defence initiative for its security. It will make India stronger, even more secure and will further peace and harmony.