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Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) Interceptor missile being launched by DRDO in A-SAT missile test, Odisha | PTI

US plays down NASA’s criticism of India’s A-SAT test

NASA called India's A-SAT test a 'terrible thing', claiming it created about 400 pieces of space debris that could damage the ISS.
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.
ASAT Missile

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.
Video grab of PM Modi's announcement of the success of Mission Shakti | PTI

PM Modi’s Mission Shakti broadcast didn’t violate Model Code of Conduct, says EC

An EC-appointed committee found that state broadcaster Doordarshan only took the feed from news agency ANI, and did not broadcast the speech directly.
Alok Nirantar | Sakal Media Group

Mission Shakti takes out model code even as an economist feels the election heat

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Headquarters of the Election Commission in New Delhi | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

EC seeks response from DD & AIR on how they sourced PM Modi’s Mission Shakti address

EC could take action against DD for violating the Model Code of Conduct if the address was directly broadcast by it, but not if it was sourced from YouTube.
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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Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) Interceptor missile being launched by DRDO in A-SAT missile test, Odisha | PTI

India’s satellite-destroying missile sends message to China

India is not engaging in an arms race but with the anti-satellite missile test it has now joined an exclusive group of space-faring nations, says India's foreign ministry.
ASAT Missile

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.

On Camera

File photo of BSP supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav | PTI

Modi’s big UP win means Akhilesh Yadav’s SP & Mayawati’s BSP will soon be rivals again

With Narendra Modi keen on winning UP again in 2022, there will be pressure on Yogi Adityanath’s government to perform better.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.