Today, PM Modi addressed the nation to announce that India has become an elite space superpower, only the fourth country after Russia, USA and China to do so.
During the address, PM Modi said, “India is now a major space power. In less than three minutes, a made-in-India anti-satellite missile shot down a satellite in the LEO (Low-Earth Object) satellite.” “India has achieved a big feat today… this time in space sciences.”
“MISSION SHAKTI” was an extremely difficult mission. It required high skills of technical achievement in this. Our scientists have completed every objective of the mission. The mission was completed using an ASAT MADE IN INDIA. I congratulate DRDO and scientists who achieved this feat. They have again brought pride to the nation. We are proud of them.”
PM Modi also said that this test is not against anyone.
“I would like to reassure the world that our new technique is not against anyone. India has not been against arms race in space and this move has not brought any change to that stand. Our mission is just for the development and security of India. Mission Shakti is an important mission for India’s security”.