India on Wednesday destroyed a low-orbiting satellite in a missile test that puts the country in the space "super league", PM Narendra Modi said in an address to the nation. "A while ago our scientists shot down a live satellite at a low-earth orbit," PM Modi said in a televised address to the nation. "This is a proud moment for India," he added.TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Updated: Mar 27, 2019, 15:03 IST
- India on Wednesday destroyed a low-orbiting satellite in a missile test.
- India is the fourth country after the US, Russia and China to have carried out the feat, the PM said.
India is only the fourth country to acquire such a specialised and modern capability after the US, Russia and China. The "entire effort is indigenous. India's stands tall as a space power. It will make India stronger, even more secure and will further peace and harmony", Modi said.
The Prime Minister had advertised his address to the nation on Twitter, calling it an important message.
"Do watch the address on television, radio or social media," he said, setting off speculation across the country on what the topic was likely to be.
Earlier in the day, the Cabinet Committee on Security had met at the Prime Minister's residence.