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It was a historic day today with India entering into an elite club what with the successful launch of their anti-satellite weapon, Mission Shakti. 

With only 3 other big superpowers, that is US, China and Russia having successfully carried out these testing, India is once again showing how its increasingly gaining ground as a space power globally. 

On 27th March, in a live telecast, PM Narendra Modi addressed the entire nation and informed them of how the country had managed to successfully destroy a low orbit Earth satellite with an ASAT. 

The entire mission took just 3 minutes to be completed and was the painstaking hardwork of Indian scientists at ISRO and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). 

A completely indigenous project, it was aptly named ‘Mission Shakti’. Here we take a closer look at what ASATs are, their importance and how they can help India.


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Whatever you want to term it as, propaganda, media play, a ruse to get attention etc, one cannot deny that this is a big feat for Indian space sector. 

No longer are we depending on the technology or material of other countries, instead are developing our own that can help us without costing us much. 

What do you think? Is this a good step for our space sector? Will an ASAT really help India in any way? Let us know in the comments below.


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Sources: The Indian Express, Hindustan Times, Livemint

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