India becomes fourth country capable of destroying live satellite

New Delhi: In an address to the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced that India has destroyed a live low-orbiting satellite during a missile test that puts the country in the space “super league”. PM Modi said India has now became the fourth country after the United States, Russia and China to have carried out the feat. “A while ago our scientists shot down a live satellite at a low-earth orbit,” Modi said in a rare televised address to the nation. “This is a proud moment for India,” he said, while assuring everyone that the test does not breach any international law or treaties.

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