New Delhi: Minutes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Wednesday that India has entered the super league of space countries; politicians across parties congratulated the government on India’s landmark success.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari tweeted:
Former DRDO Chief and NITI Aayog member Dr VK Saraswat said, “This is a fantastic capability to have and it gives us a deterrence in case our adversaries try to militarise the space or try to prevent us from using our existing space capabilities.”
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said “It's a historic day. India has emerged as a big space power for which all the scientists and the Prime Minister, in particular, deserve full praise. I compliment the scientists and the Prime Minister.”
“We have mastered anti-satellite capability and we have today shown that we can hit satellites at long ranges with a few centimetres accuracy,” said DRDO chairman G Satheesh Reddy.
“The PM trying to do politics under the guise of the announcement is very condemnable. The Election Commission must take cognizance,” BSP chief tweeted.
“The country would like to know the special reasons why the Election Commission permitted the achievements of Indian scientists to be politically coloured during the course of the general elections. Our letter to the Election Commission,” said Yechury in his tweet.
“Today’s announcement is yet another limitless drama and publicity mongering by Modi desperately trying to reap political benefits at the time of election. This is a gross violation of Model Code of Conduct,” tweeted Mamata Banerjee.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Wednesday that India has entered the super league of space powers -- the fourth after US, Russia and China -- after it had shot down a live low-earth orbit satellite LEO) with its anti-satellite missile.