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MASSIVE: With Successful 'Mission Shakti', India Downs Low-Earth Orbit Satellite With A-SAT Weapon Taking India's Defence Capabilities To The Next Level

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Published:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on Wednesday with an "important message". The address started at 12:35 PM during which PM Modi announced that India shot down a Low-Orbit Satellite in the space on Wednesday. The mission was named "Mission Shakti" which was successfully operated in just 3 minutes.

"India has entered its name as an elite space power. An anti-satellite weapon A-SAT, successfully targeted a live satellite on a low earth orbit. India has registered herself as a Space Power today; till now only US, Russia and China have achieved this; now India is the 4th country to achieve this feat. It was a very difficult mission. It is a very proud moment for India and its citizens today. I would like to congratulate the scientists of India who operated the mission successfully," PM Modi said while addressing the nation on Wednesday morning.

Earlier taking to Twitter. PM Modi has posted a tweet informing the same:

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