India Becomes Military Space Power With Successful Anti-Satellite Missile Test
According to a report by Business Insider, early Wednesday morning, India launched a missile toward space, struck an Earth-orbiting satellite, and destroyed the spacecraft.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi reportedly made a televised address shortly after the launch to announce the anti-satellite, or ASAT test, was a success.
Modi reportedly praised the operation, called 'Mission Shakti,' as 'an unprecedented achievement' that registers India as 'a space power.' During the broadcast, Modi said, "Our scientists shot down a live satellite.
They achieved it in just three minutes.
Until now, only US, Russia, and China could claim the title.
India is the fourth country to achieve this feat."