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India launch of anti-satellite missile

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:21 pm
by krzepice1976
Former ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair said on Wednesday that India had the anti-satellite missile capability more than a decade ago but there was no political will at the time to demonstrate it.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced that India had demonstrated anti-satellite missile capability by shooting down a live satellite, describing it as a rare achievement that puts the country in an exclusive club of space super powers . He said the action was not directed against any country and the satellite was a pre-determined target orbiting at an altitude of 300 km.

https://www.dnaindia.com/india/photo-ga ... ti-2733913

Re: India launch of anti-satellite missile

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:24 pm
by krzepice1976
India yesterday said that it shot down a low-orbiting satellite in a missile test, proving that it is among the world’s most advanced space superpowers.

In a rare address to the nation just weeks out from a national election, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India has joined the US, Russia and China in accomplishing the feat.
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/a ... 2003712317

Re: India launch of anti-satellite missile

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:27 pm
by RiffRaff
PM Modi now using the success of this ASAT test politically:

"Pakistan and its supporters have been threatening us for long with its nuclear capability but the IAF called its bluff with its strikes."

https://twitter.com/beepdelete/status/1 ... 9225717761

Re: India launch of anti-satellite missile

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:06 am
by Obreid
India is not in an enviable position. China on a vague boarder to the north and Pakistan with an even vaguer boarder to the west.

Not fun