Pm Announces Shakti Mission
On March 27 th PM Narendra Modi addressed the nation with the Shakti announcement. He said India has shot down a low earth orbit satellite with an anti-satellite missile or A-SAT. PM Modi – asserting that the action is not directed against any country – said that with Mission Shakti’s success, India has become the fourth country to have tested such an anti-satellite weapon after the US, Russia and China. The A-SAT missile shot down the Low Earth Orbit satellite within "three minutes of launch", with remarkable precision and technical capability, PM Modi said. “This is a big moment for India. Something that all of us should be proud of. We are not just capable to defend on land, water and air, but now also in space. I congratulate all scientists who have made this possible and made India a much stronger nation”; PM Modi said in a televised address.