Indian PM Modi boasts success of anti-satellite missile launch ahead of election

Indian PM Modi boasts success of anti-satellite missile launch ahead of election

NEW DELHI — India says it has successfully test-fired an anti-satellite weapon in an unexpected announcement just weeks before a general election. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in an address broadcast live Wednesday that Indian scientists had earlier destroyed a low earth orbit satellite with a missile, demonstrating India’s capacity alongside the U.S., Russia and China. "Some time ago, our scientists, shot down a live satellite 300 kilometers away in space, in low-earth orbit," Modi said, calling it a historic feat. "India has made an unprecedented achievement today," he said, speaking in Hindi. "India registered its name as a […]

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