What is Mission Shakti and why it is path-breaking
- PM Narendra Modi in his address to nation says India's Mission Shakti has shot down a low-orbit satellite using ASAT missile
- PM Modi was quick to point out the intent of 'Mission Shakti' is to defend India’s space assets and not to start any arms race
New Delhi: India has shot down a low-earth orbit satellite in space, propelling itself into an elite club of nations, which has mastered this anti-satellite (ASAT) missile technology, said PM Narendra Modi in his address to the nation on Wednesday. PM Modi, however, was quick to point out the intent of DRDO's "Mission Shakti" is to defend India’s space assets and not to start any arms race in space. Since there are no treaties governing the use of ASAT, India is not in violation of any international conventions.
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