In one single tweet, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi not only congratulated the DRDO for â€˜Mission Shaktiâ€™ but also took a sharp swipe at PM Modi. Without saying much, Gandhi deftly drove home the point that the timing of space mission announcement was just a drama. â€œWell done DRDO, extremely proud of your work. I would also like to wish the PM a very happy World Theatre Day,â€ Gandhi said on the micro-blogging site. Prior to this, the Congress had also said that while the Indian scientists must be hailed for the stellar work, but the nation must not forget Indiaâ€™s first Prime Minister.
Well done DRDO, extremely proud of your work.â€” Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) March 27, 2019
I would also like to wish the PM a very happy World Theatre Day.
â€œWe congratulate @isro @DRDO_India & the Govt on the latest achievement for India. The Indian Space Programme established in 1962 by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru & the Indian Space Research Organisation set up under Smt. Indira Gandhi has always made India proud through its achievements,â€ the Congress said on Twitter.
â€œ@DRDO_India set up in 1958 under Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru was the first govt. agency to begin defence research & development. It has played a pivotal role in equipping our defence forces with the latest technological developments,â€ the party added.Â
Meanwhile, the Ministry of External Affairs has said that, â€œtest isn't directed against any country. Indiaâ€™s space capabilities don't threaten any country nor are they directed against anyone. At the same time, govt is committed to ensuring countryâ€™s national security interests and is alert to threats from emerging technologies.â€
â€œThe capability achieved through the Anti-Satellite missile test provides credible deterrence against threats to our growing space-based assets from long range missiles, and proliferation in the types and numbers of missiles,â€ the statement added. Â