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Previous government did not give permission to Mission Shakti: Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, while addressing a press conference, said that the A-SAT process started in 2014 after PM Modi gave permission and now it's a huge achievement. “Not only we have become space power but we are now in big four. We should not forget that tomorrow's wars will not be the same as yesterday's wars. So our preparedness is our biggest deterrent," he added. He accused the then Congress-UPA government of "dilly-dallying" in giving their approval to scientists to go ahead with Mission Shakti.

Updated : 27 March 2019, 04:00 PM