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India carries out successful anti-satellite missile test

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India carries out successful anti-satellite missile test

India carries out successful anti-satellite missile test

ODISHA, INDIA — India has successfully used anti-satellite technology on a low-orbit satellite - a milestone its Prime Minister claims establishes the country as a global space power.

The Economic Times reports that India launched a DRDO Ballistic Missile Defence Interceptor off the coast of Odisha on Wednesday, as part of Mission Shakti.

According to the Times of India, the anti-satellite missile flew 300 kilometers from Earth, shooting down an Indian satellite in low orbit within three minutes of its launch.

CNN reports that the U.S. was aware of the test and is currently tracking 270 pieces of debris that resulted from it.

According to The Print, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said during his national address that debris from Mission Shakti will come down in the coming weeks and burn up safely in the atmosphere.

Apart from India, only the U.S., Russia, and China have the capabilities to use an anti-satellite missile.

According to CNN, such weapons have raised concerns about the increasing militarization of space, with some also warning that India's latest test might be seen as a provocation by both Pakistan and China.


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