What is Mission Shakti and Anti Satellite Missile? Indian Space Power

India never started any war and never attacked on any country in the past, this shows India is not going to hit it directly on any other country.

Mission Shakti

On 27 March 2019 India’s PM Modi took twitter on storm by just posting that he is going to announce something big today. Peoples started searching on Google about demonetization of Rs. 2000 notes. But the bitter truth is he announced something really big what makes every Indian proud of ISRO (INDIAN SPACE RESEARCH ORGANISATION), DRDO (Defense Research and Development Organisation) and PM Narendra Modi of India.

What is Mission Shakti?

In his address, PM Modi told about Mission Shakti and Anti-Satellite Missile which is developed by DRDO and ISRO. Also ISRO tested it on 27 March 2019 in LEO (Low Earth Orbit) at a range of 300 KM (186 mi) in the space. The biggest achievement is this mission process only took 3 minutes to hit the predefined target in the space.

This Combination of Space and Missile mission was named “Mission Shakti”. This really showcased India’s Space and Defense power to the world. After this successful Anti-Satellite Missile test, India becomes 4th space superpower country after United States of America, Russia and China.

Only these 4 countries have this Anti-Satellite missile which is used to balance and defense space warfare problems of India. The test was carried out at around 05:40 UTC at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur, Odisha.

ASATs missile

What is ASATs missile?

Anti-satellite weapons (ASAT) are space weapons designed to incapacitate or destroy satellites for strategic military purposes. Several nations possess operational ASAT systems. Although no ASAT system has yet been utilized in warfare, a few nations have shot down their own satellites to demonstrate their ASAT capabilities in a show of force. Only the United States, Russia, China, and India have demonstrated this capability successfully.

The missile system was developed by the Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)—a research wing of the Indian defense services. With this test, India became the fourth nation with anti-satellite missile capabilities. India stated that this capability is a deterrent and is not directed against any nation.

The test was done at low altitude to ensure the resulting debris would “decay and fall back onto the Earth within weeks”, wrote the ministry, and not remain in space where it could damage other equipment in orbit.

Why India needs ASATs missile?

India never started any war and never attacked on any country in the past, this shows India is not going to hit it directly on any other country. India is just balancing its power on the ground and space. As PM Modi said “This is just for defence purpose and only can be used for the safety of Indians”. But this will really change other countries minds regarding India and it will help economically and many other ways also.

Also PM Modi posted on twitter and told why “Mission Shakti” is important for India. “#MissionShakti is special for 2 reasons:

  1. India is only the 4th country to acquire such a specialised & modern capability.
  2. Entire effort is indigenous.

India stands tall as a space power! It will make India stronger, even more secure and will further peace and harmony.”

In the race of becoming super power India has to do some more activities like this to capture more and more attention of the world. This will increase investment and jobs too.

This is India’s great step towards becoming superpower in the world. India is moving ahead and looking forward for a great future in the leadership of PM Modi who is working for the country and country peoples.

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