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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