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Modi Says Satellite Destruction Shows India Is Now a ‘Space Power’

  • India missile brings down a low-orbiting live statellite
  • Address to nation comes when general election is underway
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced India had joined the U.S., Russia and China in an elite group of nations that have the capability to target satellites.

In a televised address to the nation, Modi said India fired a missile to knock down one of its own satellites in low Earth orbit, calling the capability crucial for national security.