Delhi, Nov 10
A model of Anti Satellite (A-SAT) Missile installed inside the DRDO Bhawan premises was unveiled by Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh in the august presence of Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari and Secretary DDR&D & Chairman DRDO, Dr G Satheesh Reddy. ‘Mission Shakti’ was country’s first ever Anti-Satellite (ASAT) Missile Test successfully conducted on 27th March 2019 from Dr AP J Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha, where a fast-moving Indian orbiting target satellite in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) 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.
On this occasion, Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh appreciated the innovative accomplishment of the team of scientists.
Secretary DDR&D & Chairman DRDO, Dr G Satheesh Reddy stated that the installation of the A-SAT model will inspire the DRDO fraternity to take up many more such challenging missions in future.