Home > Misc > Modi Says India Now a Space Power after Shooting Down Satellite

Modi Says India Now a Space Power after Shooting Down Satellite

Wednesday 27 March 2019

NEW DELHI (Ruptly) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India can now consider itself a “space power” while addressing the country from New Delhi on Wednesday.

Modi went on to explain that under India’s Mission Shakti programme, Indian scientists were able to shoot down a low-earth orbit satellite. “Our scientists have successfully shot down a Low Earth Orbit satellite, 300 km away in space. A made-in-India anti-satellite missile shot down a satellite in the LEO (Low-Earth Object) satellite”, he said.

“India today registered its name as a Space Power. So far, Russia, the United States and China had achieved this status; now India has achieved this achievement, now India is the 4th country to achieve this feat," Modi said.

Modi went on to tout the successful missile launch as a demonstration of the capabilities of India’s scientists and technological abilities. “Mission Shakti was a highly complex one, conducted at extremely high speed with remarkable precision. It shows the remarkable dexterity of India’s outstanding scientists and the success of our space programme.”


Any message or comments?

pre-moderation

This forum is moderated before publication: your contribution will only appear after being validated by an administrator.

Who are you?
Your post

To create paragraphs, just leave blank lines.