Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced India’s anti-satellite missile system with a successful test against a low earth orbit (LEO) satellite, which has been codenamed 'Mission Shakti'. Within 3 minutes, India destroyed a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite 300 km away through an Anti-Satellite Missile; it needed very precise expertise of technology, said PM Narendra Modi in his address to the nation. This is what the Congress has said about the same:
Congress: We congratulate @isro & the Govt on the latest achievement for India. The Indian Space Programme established in 1961 by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru & the Indian Space Research Organisation set up under Smt. Indira Gandhi has always made India proud with its ground breaking achievements.
Rahul Gandhi, Congress preisdent: Well done DRDO, extremely proud of your work. I would also like to wish the PM a very happy World Theatre Day.
Ahmed Patel, Congress leader: The UPA government had initiated the ASAT program which has reached fruition today I congratulate our space scientists & the visionary leadership of Dr Manmohan Singh
Ashok Gehlot, Rajasthan Chief Minister: Congratulations to scientists of #DRDO for the success of #MissionShakti and for making India as an elite space power. We are so proud of the achievements and efforts of DRDO towards strengthening the country’s security since its inception in 1958. Jai Hind...
Shama Mohamed, Congress spokesperson: Mission Shakti is testament to Jawaharlal Nehru's belief in scientific thought.