India has registered itself as a Space Power: Narendra Modi!
The news of PM Narendra Modi's surprise address came from his personal Twitter handle. Tweeting in both Hindi and English, PM Modi said he would be addressing the nation with an important message. PM Narendra Modi said his address could be heard on television, radio and social media.
In his address to the nation, Prime Minister announced that India has shot down a low orbit satellite, demonstrating its space warfare capability. "With this, India has registered itself as a space power," PM Modi added.
Narendra Modi said, “Mission Shakti operation was a difficult target to achieve but was completed successfully within three minutes of launch. After successfully completing the operation, India has become an elite space power. An anti-satellite weapon A-SAT successfully targeted a live satellite on a low earth orbit. Our scientists have destroyed a satellite in low earth orbit, as part of a pre-planned test”
Modi added, “I dream of an India that dreams two steps ahead. India now a 4th country, after the US, Russia and China, to achieve anti-satellite missile capability. This mission will see India emerge as a more secure country. This achievement does not violate any international law. I congratulate DRDO scientists associated with Mission Shakti.”