'There can be no greater pride for the country,' PM Modi said in his address.
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.
#MissionShakti was a highly complex one, conducted at extremely high speed with remarkable precision. It shows the remarkable dexterity of India’s outstanding scientists and the success of our space programme.— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 27, 2019
Congratulations to @DRDO_India & @isro scientists on the success of ‘Mission Shakti’. The success of this mission will help in strengthening India’s defence capabilities. We are proud that our Space & Defence prog has touched unprecedented heights with this glorious achievement.— Chowkidar Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) March 27, 2019
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari tweeted:
ऐतिहासिक 'मिशन शक्ति' को सफल बनाने के लिए हमारे वैज्ञानिकों और देश की जनता को बधाई। हमने एक लो ऑर्बिट सैटेलाइट को मार गिराया है, जिसका मतलब है कि हम देश पर आने वाले किसी भी प्रकार के खतरे के लिए तैयार हैं। @narendramodi #MissionShakti #NamumkinAbMumkinHai— Chowkidar Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) March 27, 2019
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.”
Well done DRDO, extremely proud of your work.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) March 27, 2019
I would also like to wish the PM a very happy World Theatre Day.
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.”
It is a proud moment for all Indians.— Chowkidar Amit Shah (@AmitShah) March 27, 2019
I congratulate all the scientists involved with #MissionShakti and thank Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi for ensuring that India continues to safeguard the interest of its people and secures them on all fronts.
“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 UPA government had initiated the ASAT program which has reached fruition today
I congratulate our space scientists & the visionary leadership of Dr Manmohan Singhhttps://t.co/pJHBVGo5GA— Ahmed Patel (@ahmedpatel) March 27, 2019
We congratulate @isro & the Govt on the latest achievement for India. The Indian Space Programme established in 1961 by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru & the Indian Space Research Organisation set up under Smt. Indira Gandhi has always made India proud with its ground breaking achievements.— Congress (@INCIndia) March 27, 2019
भारतीय रक्षा वैज्ञानिकों द्वारा अंतरिक्ष में सैटेलाइट मार गिराये जाने का सफल परीक्षण करके देश का सर ऊंचा करने के लिए अनेकों बधाई। लेकिन इसकी आड़ में पीएम श्री मोदी द्वारा चुनावी लाभ के लिये राजनीति करना अति-निन्दनीय। मा. चुनाव आयोग को इसका सख्त संज्ञान अवश्य लेना चाहिए।— Mayawati (@Mayawati) March 27, 2019
“The PM trying to do politics under the guise of the announcement is very condemnable. The Election Commission must take cognizance,” BSP chief tweeted.
Today @narendramodi got himself an hour of free TV & divert nation's attention away from issues on ground — #Unemployment #RuralCrisis & #WomensSecurity — by pointing at the sky.— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) March 27, 2019
Congratulations @drdo_india & @isro — this success belongs to you. Thank you for making India safer.
“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.
India’s Mission Programme is world-class for many many years.— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) March 27, 2019
We are always proud of our scientists, @DRDO_India , other research & space organisations. 1/4
“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.