India claimed status as an elite space power after successfully destroying a live satellite in low-Earth orbit in a test of its anti-satellite defence system. Photo: EPA-EFE
Ankit Panda
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Ankit Panda

How India’s breakthrough as an ‘elite space power’ devalues discovery and innovation

  • Ankit Panda writes that India’s successful test of an interceptor to destroy a satellite only renders space less hospitable for peaceful, civilian use, while contributing marginal military benefit

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India claimed status as an elite space power after successfully destroying a live satellite in low-Earth orbit in a test of its anti-satellite defence system. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the nation. Photo: AFP

India joins space ‘super league’ by shooting down satellite with missile, according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi

  • India became the fourth country after the United States, Russia and China to have carried out the feat
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the nation. Photo: AFP
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