India on Wednesday successfully tested the Anti-satellite Missile which will act as a deterrent in the event of space war. The test named Mission Shakti was conducted live on a satellite and shot down successfully. India is the fourth country after US, China and Russia to conduct or have this type of capabilities.
Earlier in 2007, US destroyed its own satellite, USA-193, with an SM-3 interceptor creating 174 pieces under Operation Burnt Frost.
In the same year, China destroyed its FengYun 1C weather satellite with an SC-19 missile leaving behind 3,280 pieces of traceable debris.
A/c to Former Air force officer and other experts, India has possessed the anti-missile technology for several years but needed the political go-ahead to actual test in live condition. But the then Manmohan Singh – led UPA government had not given persmission for a live test, likely over concerns that a destroyed satellite would result in debris that would damage satellites of other countries.
They also said that, DRDO receive the green signal from present PM Narendra Modi two years ago, and it take two years to complete the work for a live test.
- Present day world is totally digital and dependable on satellite. So, if any war happens India can destroy enemy’s military satellite.
- It show the technology power or capability of India to world.
- It will make India more stronger, and will help in maintaining peace and harmony.
#MissionShakti is special for 2 reasons:
(1) India is only the 4th country to acquire such a specialised & modern capability.
(2) Entire effort is indigenous.
India stands tall as a space power!
It will make India stronger, even more secure and will further peace and harmony.
— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 27 March 2019
— ANI (@ANI) 27 March 2019