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Mission Shakti

Posted on : 25 Feb 2020

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  • ‘Mission Shakti’ (Sanskrit for “power”) gives teeth to India’s space programme and military posture and epitomises the shifting gravity of power from the West to the East.
  • India has become “a global space power” after a successful anti-satellite (ASAT) missile test. This test had just propelled the country to the ranks of the US, Russia, and China.
  • It is a joint programme of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
  • It will not have any effect on India’s status in the MTCR (Missile Technology Control Regime) or other such treaties.
  • The test was done to verify that India has the capability to safeguard our space assets. It is the Government of India’s responsibility to defend the country’s interests in outer space.

Article Related Questions

  1. Mission Shakti launched by the Government of India aims to achieve which one of the following objectives?

  2. 1.To empower marginalized women/girls by providing them with shelter, food and clothing

    2.To strengthen India’s space defence system through Anti-satellite (A-SAT) weapon

    3.To convert diesel locomotives to electric locomotives in Railways

    4.To set solar parks in various states, each with a capacity of above 500KW

    Right Ans : To strengthen India’s space defence system through Anti-satellite (A-SAT) weapon

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