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Warfare in Outer Space

Sub Title : The test clearly demonstrated the capabilities of India’s overall space program and strong national resolve

Issues Details : Vol 13 Issue 2 May/June 2019

Author : Ajay Singh

Page No. : 54

Category : Military Technology

: May 25, 2019

Mission Shakti, India’s Anti- Satellite Missile test in the last week of March left the World largely unhappy as experts called it one more trend towards militarisation of space. The test makes India the fourth country, after the United States, Russia and China, to test an ASAT weapon. The test  clearly demonstrated the capabilities of India’s overall space program and more importantly  strong national resolve

Imagine a bullet speeding towards you. You have less than a millisecond to detect it, calculate speed and trajectory and then fire at the anticipated point of impact to hit the target when both projectiles are hurtling at a combined speed of around 10 kilometers per second.  Hitting a target with such precision and - that too when the target is hundreds of kilometers away in space - is a marvel of high technology. And that technology was demonstrated by In...

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