By doing so – and that too in just three minutes -- India had entered elite club of space countries USA, China and Russia, PM said.
New Delhi: Breaking the suspence over the "important message", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday informed that India can now defend itself in space as its scientists had mastered the anti-satellite technology by shooting down a live low-earth orbit satellite.
A simulation of A-SAT BMD interceptor missile was shared by news agency ANI.
By doing so – and that too in just three minutes -- India had entered the elite club of space countries USA, China and Russia, The Prime Minister said.
Government sources told ANI that the A-Sat weapon was launched at 11.16 am on Wednesday and targetted an Indian satellite which had been decommissioned.