A model of Anti-Satellite Missile installed inside the DRDO Bhawan premises was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh yesterday. ‘Mission Shakti’ was the country’s first ever Anti-Satellite (A-SAT) Missile Test successfully conducted on 27th March 2019 from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha, where a fast-moving Indian orbiting target satellite in Low Earth Orbit was neutralised with pinpoint accuracy.
This was a highly complex mission, conducted at extremely high speed with remarkable precision.
The successful conduct of Mission Shakti made India the fourth nation in the world with the capability to defend its assets in outer space.
Mr Singh appreciated the accomplishment of the team of scientists. DRDO Chairman Dr G Satheesh Reddy said the installation of the A-SAT model will inspire the DRDO fraternity to take up many more such challenging missions in future. On this occasion, Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari was also present.
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