Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicA-SAT

Topic: A-SAT

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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Karnataka raids a brazen display of power, undermine democracy

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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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Why Karnataka got record 45% of India’s total FDI in first half of this financial year

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Defence

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‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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