News Nation Logo

BREAKING

Trump's spymaster admits he was shocked to know India successfully launched 100 satellites in one go

US President Donald Trump’s Top Spymaster Nominee Has Said He Was “shocked' To Know That India Successfully Launched Over 100 Satellites In One Go, At The Same Time Asserting That America Cannot Afford To Be Seen Lagging Behind.

PTI | Updated on: 01 Mar 2017, 01:59:20 PM
Trump's spymaster admits he was shocked to know India launched 100 satellites in one go

Washington:

US President Donald Trump’s top spymaster nominee has said he was “shocked” to know that India successfully launched over 100 satellites in one go, at the same time asserting that America cannot afford to be seen lagging behind.

“I was shocked the other day to read that India, on one rocket launch, deposited more than 100 satellites in space,” former Senator Dan Coats told lawmakers on Tuesday during his confirmation hearing for the position of Director of National Intelligence.

He said the US cannot afford to be seen lagging behind.

“They may be small in size with different functions and so forth but one rocket can send up, I think it was 104 platforms,” said Coats, who if confirmed would be in-charge of all major American intelligence agencies including the CIA.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on February 15 successfully launched a record 104 satellites on a single rocket from the Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh. 

For all the Latest World News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.

First Published : 01 Mar 2017, 01:41:00 PM

Videos