India’s Anti-Satellite Test

This image is taken from The Economic Times.

On 27 March, 2019, Indian Prime Minister  Narendra  Modi  declared  his country to be a ‘space power’. He announced that India has successfully tested an Anti- Satellite (A-SAT) weapon i.e. an Indian  ground-launched  missile shot down one of India’s test satellite in the low earth orbit (LEO).
It is a significant development with implications for international security and regional
stability in South Asia. Meanwhile, its timing is critical as well: the  test was  announced just two weeks before elections begin in India…. Read More

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