Have you heard of Anti-Satellite weapon? Do you know it plays a great role in defense..
Early Morning PM Narendra modi tweeted that today he will reveal an important matter. Soon all started guess about Note ban, Pak air strike or arresting Dawood Ibrahim or murdered Hafeez Sayeed etc etc.. But nobody could have guessed about this surprise information!. Yes Modi revealed absolutely an important information. But his speech was over before many could understand the information!. But matter was all about Anti-Satellite weapon and its importance to India. Continue to read for the need of it for defense.
What is all about Anti-Satellite weapon?
There is a great saying The war in 21st century will not happen in land or ocean or even sky but in real it happens in space!. Because now a days many nations communication, military information, education, surveillance, health, economy.. many information are stored in Satellite residing in space. Just imagine if you lost key of your secret locker!. Yes. It is same situation if so launched satellite are no more!. Will you mobile phones work? Or your emails what about internet!?. This is about individual, but what about nation. Literally nation has a great impact on its security. With this background, PM Narendra Modi took the initiation to reveal the Indian mission ‘Shakti’ mean Anti-Satellite Weapon.
The missile system created for this intention will blast the surveillance satellites launched by other countries to track our motherland. Basically missile technology is for Military purpose. Only USA, USSR, China had this. Now India also has this powerful weapon.
ISRO(Indian Space Research Organization) and DRDO(Defense Research and Development Organization) jointly provided ASAT nothing but Anti-Satellite weapon to Indian defense. ASAT is capable of blasting the satellite near to earth up to 20000KM far ones. ASATs can be launched from ground and also from space.
The main purpose of ASAT is to blast the satellites in space that are launched for surveillance purpose by foe. All nations that have tested their Anti-Satellite weapons by blasting own satellites! In same way India also succeeded in same way!!.
In the early 1980s only America and USSR had the missile technology for Anti-Satellites, later China came in to line. Now also joined the track. But it is to be noted that no nation has blasted a single satellites of foe till today!.