India shot down a live satellite, elite space power now says, PM Modi.
Anti-satellite weapon A-SAT successfully targeted a live satellite on a low earth orbit.
India's action not directed against any country does not violate international law.
It will make India stronger and will promote peace and harmony.
India 4th country after the USA, Russia, and China to have an anti-satellite missile.
Mission Shakti shows the remarkable dexterity of India's outstanding scientists and the success of our space programme.
India has established its name as a space power, he says. Only the US, Russia and China have the destination so far. India is the fourth nation now.
"Our scientists have successfully shot down a Low Earth Orbit satellite, 300 km away in space."
The operation was a success. 'Mission Shakti' was a difficult mission. It happened in just three minutes.
It's a proud moment for all Indians. It’s a matter of pride for all of us that it has been done by indigenously developed technology.
The Prime Minister congratulates the DRDO for the feat.
Today, we have enough satellites that are contributing in various segments such as agriculture, disaster management, communication, weather, navigation etc.
India has always been against warfare in the space. This has not changed. Today's test is within the limits of international laws.
“Our aim is to maintain peace, rather than war mongering. The aim of our space programme is peace, India’s economic and technological progress.”
Today's success will ensure a safe, secure nation. We must always think two steps ahead and have the courage to move forward.
The Prime Minister once again congratulates the people behind this successful feat.