Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicMission Shakti

Topic: Mission Shakti

Mission Shakti cements India’s position at the ‘Space NPT’ high table

The timing of the A-SAT missile test is reflective of New Delhi’s desire to not allow a repeat of the NPT experience.

PM Modi didn’t consult Election Commission before ‘Mission Shakti’ address

Election Commission had no idea about PM Modi’s address on the A-SAT missile test, is set to probe the speech for Model Code of Conduct violation.

Pakistan urges world to condemn ‘Mission Shakti’, China calls for peace in outer space

Pakistan compared India’s space mission to ‘tilting at windmills’ in the novel Don Quixote, which means fighting fictitious enemies.

Bharat Mata chants & ode to Vajpayee’s muscular ‘Shakti’ — how Modi made the most of A-SAT

As the Lok Sabha elections are just about a fortnight away, the underlying political message of Modi's unexpected address can hardly be missed.

Decoding A-SAT, and if India’s Mission Shakti violated international treaties

India is the fourth nation to possess the wherewithal to shoot down satellites in low earth orbit. But questions have been raised about the timing of the test.

Anti-satellite missile capability crucial step in space: ex-ISRO chief Kasturirangan

PM Modi announced that India had demonstrated anti-satellite missile capability by shooting down a live satellite.

India set to develop ‘credible’ space deterrence after A-SAT test without fear of sanctions

Experts say no question of sanctions on India after the test 'because there is simply nothing on international regime on this'.

PM Modi greets ‘alien mitron’, and Rahul’s cry for ‘garibi hatao’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

BJP leaders congratulate PM Modi for India’s A-SAT success

Union minister Nitin Gadkari tweeted that India is on its way to becoming not only a super economic power but also a super science power under the leadership of PM Modi.

Rahul Gandhi mocks PM Modi and wishes him Happy World Theatre Day

The prime minister addressed the nation and announced that India had shot down a live satellite using anti-satellite missile technology.

On Camera

YourTurn

Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.

Defence

Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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