Mission Shakti

India's space force set to take off? Centre approves agency to develop weapons

The decision was taken at the topmost level by the government some time ago and the agency has started taking shape under a Joint Secretary-level scientist.

published on : 11th June 2019

India slips further behind China during last five years

Beijing has continued to outspend India on defense, implemented sweeping reforms in its military and diplomatic structures, and built strategic infrastructure in India’s backyard.

published on : 29th April 2019

Now, US defends ASAT test, says India is concerned over 'threats' in space

The test made India the fourth country in the world after the US, Russia and China to have the ASAT capabilities.

published on : 12th April 2019

Experts nix NASA claim of India's ASAT missile test littering space

This criticism came as a surprise as North American Aerospace Defence Command had recently estimated the debris would disintegrate in 45 days.

published on : 3rd April 2019

India's anti-satellite missile test created 400 pieces of debris, endangered ISS: NASA

While terming the whole matter as a terrible thing, NASA head Jim Bridenstine also told the media that not all of the pieces were big enough to track. 

published on : 2nd April 2019

Mission Shakti: India's satellite-destroying missile test sends message to China

India’s foreign ministry said in a statement that New Delhi wasn’t engaging in an arms race, but asserted that with this test, India joins an exclusive group of space-faring nations.

published on : 31st March 2019

Grey areas in Election Commission poll code report on PM's mission Shakti address: Ex-bureaucrat

CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury also wrote to the EC expressing his dissatisfaction over the EC’s stand.

published on : 31st March 2019

'Foolish to betray defence secrets': P Chidambaram on PM's Mission Shakti address

PM Modi on Wednesday announced that India had demonstrated anti-satellite missile capability by shooting down a live satellite under 'Mission Shakti'.

published on : 30th March 2019

US didn't spy on India's ASAT test: Pentagon

Aircraft Spots, which monitors military air movements, had said that a US Air Force's reconnaissance aircraft from its base in Diego Garcia went for a ''mission" in the Bay of Bengal.

published on : 30th March 2019

Mission Shakti:  US takes note of India's first anti-missile test; expresses concern over space debris

The test makes India the fourth country in the world after the US, Russia and China to acquire the strategic capability to shoot down enemy satellites.

published on : 28th March 2019

PM Modi's address on Mission Shakti gross misuse of power and machinery: Mayawati

The BSP chief was referring to Modi's address to the nation on Wednesday announcing India's successful test of an anti-satellite missile that put the country in an exclusive club of space superpowers.

published on : 28th March 2019

India still has long way to go on ensuring space security: US experts

Vipin Narang, an associate professor of political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said that the test is unlikely to make any changes to the balance of power in the region.

published on : 28th March 2019

ASAT technology: A Cold War space programme pioneered by US, USSR

In September 1959, a High Virgo missile was launched by the US from B-58 aircraft targeting an Explorer satellite.

published on : 28th March 2019

Mission Shakti: Dedication of Hyderabad scientists helped pull off remarkable feat

The A-SAT interceptor missile hit its target at an altitude of 300 km in a span of 3 minutes.

published on : 28th March 2019

Mission Shakti: BJP seeks to draw poll mileage from ASAT missile test

 Two days after the Congress unveiled its minimum income guarantee poll plank, the BJP latched on to the success of “Mission Shakti” to steer the political discourse back to national security.

published on : 28th March 2019
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