Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing the nation two weeks prior to the commencement of polling in the country. The Seven phased elections in the country will begin on April 11 and conclude on May 19. Counting of votes will take place on May 23.
He said, “Today is March 27. A while ago India achieved a historic feat. India today registered itself as a space power. Till now three countries of the world America, Russia and China had this achievement. India is the fourth country to have achieved this feat.”
“Mission Shakti is an important step towards securing India’s safety, economic growth and technological advancement. Today we have enough satellites that are contributing in various segments such as agriculture, disaster management, communication, weather, navigation etc,” he added.
“India has entered its name in elite space power. An anti-satellite weapon A-SAT successfully targeted a live satellite on a low earth orbit,” he said.