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Mission Shakti: India A Space Super Power

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Mission Shakti: India A Space Super Power


Hello lads.

In today’s blog, we are going to tell you about a recent operation conducted by India Mission Shakti.

On 27th March 2019, our country launched this space operation and proved the dominance of India among the world’s superpower.

It is a very special moment for all the countrymen and it swells our heart with pride, it is one of the biggest achievements of India so far.

India carried out an anti-satellite missile test and registers itself as an elite space power in the world.

Mission Shakti is a very important step towards securing the safety, economic growth and technological advancement of the country.


What is Mission Shakti?

  • Mission Shakti was a test mission to test the capabilities of Made In India’s A-SAT missile.
  • The mission was an extremely difficult one and required high skills of technical achievement.
  • The motive of the mission is for the development and the security of India.
  • In this mission, India shot down a Low Earth Orbit Satellite by Anti Satellite missile.
  • The mission was completed just within three minutes.
  • The mission also shows the preparedness of India to the world in case any satellite eavesdrops to lower orbital of India.
  • A Low Earth Orbit refers to an Earth-centered orbit at an altitude of 2000 km.
  • A-SAT is a weapon system designated to destroy or incapacitate satellites.


Prime Minister addressed the people on this big success

  • PM Shri Narendra Modi addressed the people and said that till now the US, Russia, and China had this achievement.
  • Now India is the fourth nation that has achieved it.
  • He also added that it is an important step towards securing India’s safety, economic growth and technological advancement.
  • Also, the A-SAT missile will give new strengths to India’s space programme.
  • It is purely India’s defence initiative for its security.
  • This test also does not breach any international law or treaties.
  • He described Mission Shakti special for two reasons:
  1. India is only the 4th country to acquire such a specialized and modern capability.
  2. The entire effort is indigenous.



Well, I can say it’s a proud moment for all of us.

India again proved its mettle to the world emerging a space superpower.

A big salute to the scientists and the team of DRDO and ISRO who conducted this difficult operation for the betterment of the country.


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Jai Hind


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