The A-SAT missile shot down the Low Earth Orbit satellite within “three minutes of launch”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that India had joined the elite club of space powers by shooting down a low earth orbit satellite with an anti-satellite missile or A-SAT. India becomes the 4th country to test such an anti-satellite weapon after the US, Russia and China. This success has been given the name of “Mission Shakti”. PM Modi called it a test of India’s capability to shoot down low orbit satellites and asserted that India’s action was not directed against any country.

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