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Mission Shakti is an important step towards securing India's safety: PM Modi

"Today, we have enough satellites that are contributing in various segments such as agriculture, disaster management, communication, weather, navigation etc," PM Modi said.

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New Delhi Updated on: March 27, 2019 13:44 IST
PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi

In his short address to the nation on Wednesday afternoon, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the country on the accomplishment of "Mission Shakti"-a space programme.  

"India has entered its name as an elite space power. An anti-satellite weapon A-SAT, successfully targeted a live satellite on a low earth orbit. 'Mission Shakti' operation was a difficult target to achieve which was completed successfully within three minutes of launch," PM Modi said.

"Today, we have enough satellites that are contributing in various segments such as agriculture, disaster management, communication, weather, navigation etc," he said and added, "'Mission Shakti' is an important step towards securing India's safety, economic growth and technological advancement."

Prime minister said, "India achieved a historic feat."

"Today is 27th March. A while ago, India achieved a historic feat. India today registered itself as a space power. Till now, 3 countries of the world- America, Russia, & China had this achievement. India is the 4th country to have achieved this feat," he stressed.

Earlier in the day, PM tweeted, "I would be addressing the nation at around 11:45 AM - 12.00 noon with an important message. Do watch the address on television, radio or social media."

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