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Mission Shakti: Anti-satellite weapons - rare, high-tech, and risky to test

Updated : March 27, 2019 02:39 PM IST

Such a weapon allows for attacks on enemy satellites - blinding them or disrupting communications - as well as providing a technology base for intercepting ballistic missiles.
India, whose space program has developed launchers, satellites and probes to the moon and Mars, created the interceptor used in Wednesday's test domestically, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a broadcast on television.
Mission Shakti: Anti-satellite weapons - rare, high-tech, and risky to test

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