China on Mission Shakti: 'Hope each country will uphold peace in outer space'1 min read . Updated: 27 Mar 2019, 06:40 PM IST
- China conducted such a test in January 2007 when its ASAT missile destroyed a defunct weather satellite
- PM Modi describes Mission Shakti it as a rare achievement which puts the country in an exclusive club of space powers
Beijing: China on Wednesday reacted guardedly to India's "Mission Shakti" and expressed hope that all countries will uphold peace and tranquillity in the outer space. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an address to nation on Wednesday, said that DRDO successfully test-fired an anti-satellite (ASAT) missile by shooting down a live satellite, describing it as a rare achievement which puts the country in an exclusive club of space powers.
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