India opposition leader criticises Modi's announcement of anti-missile test

India opposition leader criticises Modi’s announcement of anti-missile test

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – An Indian opposition leader, Mamata Banerjee, said she was lodging a complaint against Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his announcement of an anti-satellite test on Wednesday, saying he had done it to "reap political benefits" before an election. In a television address to the nation, Modi said an Indian missile had shot down an Indian satellite in space, becoming only the fourth country after the United States, Russia and China to have that capability.

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