With Fire From Missile & Space Program, India Tests Anti-Satellite Weapon

With Fire From Missile & Space Program, India Tests Anti-Satellite Weapon

Nearly a decade after Indian military scientists first declared that an anti-satellite weapon capability was within reach, India today conducted the first test of the weapon system, under the aegis of a project codenamed Mission Shakti . While official specifics of the weapon haven’t been revealed so far, Livefist learns that the weapon was a derivative of the Prithvi Defence Vehicle (PDV) missile interceptor developed for the country’s ballistic missile defence (BMD) program. The test was conducted this morning from the Integrated Test Range off India’s eastern seaboard. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a televised announcement just weeks […]

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