The PM heaped praise on the scientists of Defence Research and Development Organisation.
India successfully conducted an anti-satellite (A-SAT) missile test on March 27, becoming the fourth country to do so, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in an address to the nation.The PM congratulated scientists of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for successfully completing the operation named 'Mission Shakti'.
#MissionShakti is special for 2 reasons:
(1) India is only the 4th country to acquire such a specialised & modern capability.
(2) Entire effort is indigenous.
India stands tall as a space power!
It will make India stronger, even more secure and will further peace and harmony.
— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 27, 2019
"Mission Shakti operation was a difficult target to achieve and was completed successfully within three minutes of launch. This was a test operation carried out by India and was not targeted against anyone," said Modi.
The US, Russia and China are the only other country to have tested an A-SAT weapon previously.
No A-SAT weapon has been deployed for actual military warfare in history.The reaction of other countries to the A-SAT test is awaited, even as PM Modi said the test did not violate international norms.