Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Topic: ASAT

India to strengthen outer space capabilities but responsibly: Modi at DefExpo inauguration

At the biennial event in Lucknow, PM Modi said India’s focus is on increasing defence exports to Rs 35,000 crore from Rs 17,000 crore.

Chandrayaan-2 launch proves India is a major player in the race for space dominance

India missed out on staking a claim in Antarctica; it can’t afford to let other powers colonise moon.

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.

NASA says cooperation with ISRO intact days after calling India’s A-SAT test ‘terrible’

In a letter to ISRO, NASA said based on guidance received from the White House, it was looking forward to continuing to work with the agency.

NASA is not the final word on space debris from A-SAT, says former DRDO chief Saraswat

NASA said it disapproved of India’s 27 March test of an anti-satellite (A-SAT) missile on account of the space debris it created.

NASA says India’s A-SAT satellite test a ‘terrible thing’, has put ISS at risk

The A-SAT test by India last week resulted in about 400 pieces of orbital debris that could damage the International Space Station, a NASA official said.

India’s China policy is adrift, but Tibet & Dalai Lama can change that

The more India has aligned its Tibet stance with China’s position, the more Beijing has upped the ante, including claiming Arunachal as 'South Tibet'.

US denies allegations of spying on India’s A-SAT test, but says was aware of it

US Air Force Space official says they knew the A-SAT test was coming because of flight bans that India had announced and information published previously.

Thank god, India’s leaders didn’t fight over nuclear weapons like they are over A-SAT

The story of how India got its nuclear weapons must be retold now as it underlines the incredible bipartisanship demonstrated by 7 governments and prime ministers.

A-SAT success revs up India’s ballistic missile defence programme

With the A-SAT, India has developed a missile that can take out targets in extended ranges of the exo-atmosphere.

On Camera


How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.