India acquires anti-satellite capability: Modi

Last Updated: Wed, Mar 27, 2019 13:49 hrs
Narendra Modi (AP photo)

New Delhi: India has attained anti-satellite capability, becoming the fourth such country after the US, China and Russia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Wednesday.

The mission was completed within 3 minutes when a pre-determined target satellite some 300 km away in the sky was destroyed using a complicated space manoeuvre, Modi said in a nationally televised speech.

Calling it "Mission Shakti", the Prime Minister said it did not violate any international law.

"This is a proud moment for the country. Our scientists have made this happen."