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Most debris from anti-satellite test in March has decayed: DRDO chief

DRDO chief G Satheesh Reddy's statement comes weeks after NASA was critical of the A-SAT test, saying the debris could damage the International Space Station.
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Pentagon defends India’s A-SAT test, says country is preparing for threats in space

Pentagon told the US Congress that India is concerned about the threats it faces in space, and therefore feels it needs to have a capability to defend itself.
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DRDO rules out A-SAT tests in lower earth orbits, but keeps options open in higher orbits

DRDO chief G. Sateesh Reddy said any decision on weaponisation of space will be taken by the government.
Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) Interceptor missile being launched by DRDO in A-SAT missile test, Odisha | PTI

DRDO’s February experiment a successful BMD trial, not a failed A-SAT test

DRDO denies claims in Tokyo-based magazine that before its successful A-SAT test on 27 March, India had failed in its 'first attempt' in February.
Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) Interceptor missile being launched by DRDO in A-SAT missile test, Odisha | PTI

After Mission Shakti, declare a ‘No First Use’ policy in space as well

India’s role as a space power must be aimed at reducing the possibility of a space war.
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NASA slams A-SAT test for leaving debris in space, increasing risk factor for space station

On 27 March, India entered an exclusive club of nations capable of destroying space-borne satellites as it launched a missile to destroy an Indian satellite.
Sandeep Adhwarya | The Times of India

Modi govt does a ‘great job’ with A-SAT test as PM gulps down ‘Shakti tonic’

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Russian media is all-praise for Modi’s A-SAT, but British press is ‘furious’

International media organisations are divided in their opinion on India’s maiden A-SAT missile test.

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PM Narendra Modi | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

4 reasons why Modi remains in the hunt for a second term

Without these 4 factors, Modi & BJP’s fortunes would have been sunk by govt's dismal performance on the economy, jobs & reckless steps like demonetisation.
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Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.

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After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?