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Mar 27, 2019 08:44 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

PM Modi address Highlights: ASAT could have launched during UPA-II had they shown interest, says Former DRDO chief VK Sarawat

Live updates of PM Narendra Modi's address to the nation.

  • Mar 27, 01:40 PM (IST)

  • Mar 27, 07:42 PM (IST)

    Former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief G Madhavan Nair told ANI: "I would like to congratulate Prime Minister Modi for having a political will to take such a decision and implement it within a short time."

    "When Chinese did this kind of experiment, there was a lot of uproar from the international community as they polluted the entire space but here we have taken a wise decision to have a satellite made by ISRO and demonstrated that we can kill live satellite using our own anti-satellite system," he said.

    Former ISRO Scientist Nambin Narayanan told ANI: "It is a complex technology, which is difficult to achieve. We have the ability to destroy an enemy satellite. If you are powerful, then you have a status in the world whether you like it or not." 

    ​– ANI

  • Mar 27, 07:12 PM (IST)

    Former DRDO Chief Dr VK Saraswat on Mission Shakti: We made presentations to National Security Adviser and National Security Council, when such discussions were held, they were heard by all concerned, unfortunately, we didn't get positive response (from UPA), so we didn't go ahead.

    "When the proposal was put up by Dr Satheesh Reddy & NSA Ajit Doval to PM Modi, he had the courage & based on that he gave a go ahead. If the clearances were given in 2012-13, I'm quite certain that the launch would have happened in 2014-15," he added.

  • Mar 27, 07:09 PM (IST)

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on MissionShakti: It's a political announcement, scientists should have announced it, it's their credit. Only one satellite was destroyed, that wasn't necessary, it was lying there since long, it's the prerogative of scientists, when to do it. We will complain to the EC.

  • Mar 27, 07:07 PM (IST)
  • Mar 27, 04:05 PM (IST)

    Bihar CM Nitish Kumar congratulates DRDO on success of 'Mission Shakti'

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Wednesday congratulated the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and its scientists for the success of 'Mission Shakti'.
    Praising the DRDO and its scientists associated with "Mission Shakti", Kumar expressed happiness on India becoming the fourth country in the world to join the exclusive club of space super powers after the US, Russia and China, an official release said. (PTI)

  • Mar 27, 03:33 PM (IST)
  • Mar 27, 03:04 PM (IST)

    Here we are talking about national security and on the other side the opposition parties are saying that why it was not done after the election: FM Arun Jaitley

  • Mar 27, 03:01 PM (IST)

    The process started in 2014 after the PM gave the permission, it's a huge achievement, not only we have become space power, but we are now in big four: FM Arun Jaitley

  • Mar 27, 02:59 PM (IST)

    With such strength, not only India's power will increase but our capacity to keep peace in this region will also increase: FM Arun Jaitley

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