Minister of External Affairs also gave a statement on Mission Shakti:
"The capability achieved through the Anti-Satellite missile test provides credible deterrence against threats to our growing space-based assets from long range missiles, and proliferation in the types and numbers of missiles."
Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad spoke about India's incredible feat where he also praised Pm Modi:
"It's a historic day, India has emerged as a big space power for which all the scientists & the Prime Minister, in particular, deserve full praise. I compliment the scientists and the Prime Minister."
BJP chief Amit Shah also spoke about the success of Mission Shakti:
Former DRDO Chief and NITI Aayog member Dr VK Saraswat on Mission Shakti:
"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 Nitin Gadkari also spoke about Mission Shakti congratulating the scientists who did the work:
"Congratulations to all the scientists for carrying out "Mission Shakti" successfully. India is moving fast towards becoming a world leader, and under PM Modi's leadership, it is on its way to not only become a 'super economic power', but also a 'super science power'."
"What India has done in the space sphere is emblematic of India's scientific, security and economic progress. We envision an India that thinks and acts two steps ahead of current times. I congratulate all those who played a part in this project," said PM Modi after India completes Mission Shakti in space using the A-SAT
"What India has done in the space sphere is emblematic of India's scientific, security and economic progress," PM Modi
"What we have done is not against anyone. It speaks of the country's technological prowess. India has always been against the use of weapons in space," said PM Modi
"Up till now, only US, China and Russia have done this. Now India is the fourth country," says PM Modi in his address.
PM Modi's address:
"India has entered the super league as an elite space power.
An anti-satellite weapon A-SAT, successfully targeted a live satellite on a low earth orbit satellite (LEO) in mission Shakti. It was a difficult mission and was done in three minutes."
PM Narendra Modi begins his address
Cabinet ministers present at 7 LKM ahead of PM Modi's address.
PM Narendra Modi to address the nation in a few minutes. The message is likely to have a security reference, as per sources.
PM Narendra Modi to deliver an important message shortly:
Republic TV's live coverage ahead of PM Modi's address to the nation:
Cabinet ministers Sushma Swaraj, Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, Arun Jaitley and NSA Ajit Doval present at 7 LKM.
PM Narendra Modi's address to begin shortly.
PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that he will be giving an important message and asked Indians to catch his address to the nation on TV, radio or the social media.
The address will take place at around 11:45 am -12:00 pm, PM Modi said.
The message is likely to come after the high-level Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) meeting.
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