DRDO organises special interactive session to give first-hand account of 'Mission Shakti'

Last Updated: Sun, Apr 07, 2019 19:13 hrs

A special interaction session was organized by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), on Saturday to present a first-hand account of the mission details, development milestones including technical aspects of Mission Shakti.

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Principal Scientific Adviser Govt of India, K Vijay Raghavan, Deputy National Security Advisers Pankaj Saran and Rajinder Khanna, Secretary, were amongst several others who attended the session.

"Many eminent serving/retired strategic experts, technocrats, diplomats, the top brass of Armed forces, scientific fraternity across various departments participated in the deliberations," said a statement released by the government.

DRDO presented the objectives, mission challenges and achievements of the Anti-Satellite Test (A-SAT) during the event.

India had successfully conducted an Anti-Satellite Missile Test (A-SAT) 'Mission Shakti' from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha on March 27 becoming only the fourth country in the world after USA, Russia and China to possess such a capability.