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."
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.
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.
CPI (Marxist) writes to Election Commission over PM Modi's address to the nation today on "Mission Shakti"; states,"this announcement comes in the midst of the ongoing election campaign where the PM himself is a candidate. This is clearly a violation of the Model Code of Conduct" pic.twitter.com/xRrTNKtJb1— ANI (@ANI) March 27, 2019
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)
India becomes the 4th Nation in the world after USA, Russia and China!— Chowkidar Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) March 27, 2019
India also congratulates all hardworking scientists and entire team for this great achievement and making entire Nation proud.
भारत माता की जय!
वंदे मातरम्, वंदे मातरम्, वंदे मातरम् ! #MissionShakti
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