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EC gives clean chit to Modi on ‘Mission Shakti’ address

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday ruled that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the nation announcing the successful test of anti-satellite missile (A-SAT) did not violate the model code of conduct (MCC). In a letter to CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechuri, who had filed a complaint over the issue, the poll-panel said that the […]

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Modi flays opposition over surgical strikes, Mission Shakti at Meerut rally

Meerut: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday attacked the opposition parties for raising questions over India’s air strikes against Pakistan and its capabilities in the space. “The country has seen many governments which believed in sloganeering but for the first time it has seen a decisive government which knows how to fulfil its commitments,” Modi said […]

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A-SAT launch boosts BJP’s nationalism narrative

New Delhi: Seeking to build on its narrative of nationalism, just two weeks ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday went on an overdrive and linked successful launch of an anti-satellite missile to the Narendra Modi government’s “determination” to enhance national security through bold decisions. The announcement of the feat, […]

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India’s A-SAT based on indigenous technology

New Delhi: India on Wednesday demonstrated its capability to interdict and intercept a satellite in outer space based on indigenous technology, the government said. The Anti-Satellite (A-SAT) Missile test, Mission Shakti, conducted from the Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Island launch complex in Odisha, was a technological mission carried out by the DRDO. An External Affairs […]

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After A-SAT, Pakistan condemns militarisation of space

Islamabad: As India successfully test fired its anti-satellite missile A-SAT, Pakistan on Wednesday said militarisation of space should be avoided. Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mohammad Faisal told the media: “Pakistan has been a strong proponent of prevention of arms race in outer space.” “Space is the common heritage of mankind and every nation has the […]

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Congress can’t pat its back for A-SAT success: Jaitley

New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday dubbed India’s “Mission Shakti” as “historic” and said the achievement is a “milestone” in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to advance country’s security doctrine. The senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader also hit out at the Congress for taking credit for the anti-satellite missile A-SAT and […]

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A-SAT test: Praise pours in, Congress says UPA initiated

New Delhi: Politicians across party lines on Wednesday congratulated the DRDO and space scientists for making India “a space superpower” after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that anti-satellite missile A-SAT successfully targeted a live satellite on low earth orbit, even as they criticised the government for taking credit and violating the election model code of […]

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Mission Shakti announcement flouts EC code: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced that India became the fourth country to acquire anti-satellite capability, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accused him of violating the model code of conduct. “Today’s announcement is yet another limitless drama and publicity mongering by PM Modi, desperately trying to reap political benefits at the […]