PIB, April 6
A special interaction session was organized by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), here today to present first-hand account of the mission details, development milestones including technological aspects of Mission Shakti. Many eminent serving/retired strategic experts, technocrats, diplomats, top brass of Armed forces, Scientific fraternity across various departments participated in the deliberations.
DRDO presented the objectives, mission challenges and achievements of the Anti-Satellite Test (A-SAT).
DRDO had successfully conducted an Anti-Satellite Missile Test (A-SAT) ‘Mission Shakti’ from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha on March 27, 2019 and made India join the select group of three nations (USA, Russia and China) possessing such capability.
National Security Advisor Shri Ajit Doval, Principal Scientific Adviser Govt of India, Prof. K Vijay Raghavan, Deputy National Security Advisers Shri Pankaj Saran & Shri Rajinder Khanna, Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy Shri K. N. Vyas, Secretary Dept of Science & Technology Prof Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences Dr M. Rajeevan, strategic experts and think tank of India, former DRDO chiefs and retired service officers along with Chairman DRDO & Secretary Department of Defence R&D Dr G Satheesh Reddy were present during the event.