A model of an Anti Satellite (A-SAT) Missile installed inside the Indian Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) Bhawan premises was recently unveiled by Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh in the presence of the Indian Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari, and Secretary DDR&D and Chairman DRDO, Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy.
‘Mission Shakti’ was the country’s first ever Anti-Satellite (ASAT) Missile Test that was successfully conducted on March 27, 2019, from Dr. AP J Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha, where a fast-moving Indian orbiting target satellite in LEO was neutralized with pinpoint accuracy. This was an extremely complex mission, conducted at extremely high speed with remarkable precision.
The successful conduct of Mission Shakti made India the fourth nation in the world with the capability to defend its assets in outer space.
Dr. G Satheesh Reddy stated that the installation of the A-SAT model will inspire the DRDO fraternity to take up many more such challenging missions in the future.