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India completely self-reliant in missile technology, says G Satheesh Reddy
India

India completely self-reliant in missile technology, says G Satheesh Reddy

The DRDO chief said academic institutions could help in India’s technological advancement in a "big way

Mann Ki Baat: Narendra Modi lauds Chandrayaan-II operation, development efforts in Jammu and Kashmir; says hate 'will never succeed'
Politics

Mann Ki Baat: Narendra Modi lauds Chandrayaan-II operation, development efforts in Jammu and Kashmir; says hate 'will never succeed'

In his monthly 'Mann ki baat' broadcast, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that those spreading hate, obstructing development in Jammu and Kashmir will never succeed.

Ex-DRDO chief VK Saraswat slams Shivshankar Menon for 'erroneous' remarks on A-SAT tests during UPA regime
India

Ex-DRDO chief VK Saraswat slams Shivshankar Menon for 'erroneous' remarks on A-SAT tests during UPA regime

Former NSA Shivshankar Menon’s comments that UPA never sought permission to test an A-SAT missile are 'erroneous', said ex-DRDO chief Dr VK Saraswat.

Firstpost Editors' Picks: Modi's focus on nationalism debate, pressures of NYAY scheme on economy, Manchester United gets full-time manager; today's must-read stories
India

Firstpost Editors' Picks: Modi's focus on nationalism debate, pressures of NYAY scheme on economy, Manchester United gets full-time manager; today's must-read stories

Modi's focus on nationalism debate ahead of polls, pressures of NYAY scheme on economy, Manchester United gets a full-time manager; today's must-read stories

A-SAT test ahead of polls bid to shift focus from bread-and-butter issues: PM seeks to benefit from nationalism debate
Politics

A-SAT test ahead of polls bid to shift focus from bread-and-butter issues: PM seeks to benefit from nationalism debate

The EC will decide whether Narendra Modi's speech on Mission Shakti violated the Model Code of Conduct, but there is little doubt that the move was a political one.

US warns nations against carrying out anti-satellite weapons test, asks them not to make 'mess' in space
World

US warns nations against carrying out anti-satellite weapons test, asks them not to make 'mess' in space

India would only be the fourth country to have used such an anti-satellite weapon after the United States, Russia and China

DRDO chairman G Satheesh Reddy says A-SAT not derivative of Prithvi missile, has range of over 1,000 km
India

DRDO chairman G Satheesh Reddy says A-SAT not derivative of Prithvi missile, has range of over 1,000 km

The A-SAT missile was launched at approximately 11:16 am on Wednesday from Odisha’s Balasore and within three minutes of launch, it successfully hit the intended target, a de-commissioned Indian satellite

Mission Shakti approved in 2016; scientists worked round-the-clock to meet deadline, says DRDO chief G Satheesh Reddy
India

Mission Shakti approved in 2016; scientists worked round-the-clock to meet deadline, says DRDO chief G Satheesh Reddy

As a responsible nation we wanted to be sure all space assets were safe and all the debris decayed fast, added DRDO Chairman Reddy.

Opposition gives Mission Shakti electoral twist after Narendra Modi marks milestone in space capabilities
India

Opposition gives Mission Shakti electoral twist after Narendra Modi marks milestone in space capabilities

Nowhere in his 15-minute address did Narendra Modi make any political comment:

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Mission Shakti, Alia-Salman in Inshallah, Michael Phelps on his journey; today's must-read stories
India

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Mission Shakti, Alia-Salman in Inshallah, Michael Phelps on his journey; today's must-read stories

The successful culmination of the programme to test-prove India’s anti-satellite weapon capability — Mission Shakti — was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday.

Mission Shakti: EC seeks active transcript of Narendra Modi's speech, will analyse urgency of PM's address
India

Mission Shakti: EC seeks active transcript of Narendra Modi's speech, will analyse urgency of PM's address

After holding an ‘internal consultation’, the EC has sought an active transcript from the government of the speech delivered by Modi announcing the success of Mission Shakti

World now knows 'hum bhi kuch kam nahin hai': Narendra Modi to DRDO scientists behind Mission Shakti
India

World now knows 'hum bhi kuch kam nahin hai': Narendra Modi to DRDO scientists behind Mission Shakti

Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in a televised address about the successful launch of an anti-satellite weapon (A-SAT), that targeted a live satellite on a low earth orbit, he interacted with scientists behind 'Mission Shakti'

Mission Shakti: After India’s A-SAT missile test, China hopes nations will uphold ‘peace and tranquility’ in space
World

Mission Shakti: After India’s A-SAT missile test, China hopes nations will uphold ‘peace and tranquility’ in space

China reacted guardedly to India's anti-satellite missile test and expressed hope that all countries will uphold peace and tranquility in the outer space

Successful A-SAT test announcement shows PM, BJP keen to shift narrative to national security before polls
India

Successful A-SAT test announcement shows PM, BJP keen to shift narrative to national security before polls

The fact that Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Mission Shakti’s success in a televised address before the nation gives the development an overt political colour

With A-SAT test, India takes leap in space defence: Mission Shakti can nullify Chinese cyber attacks at time of war
India

With A-SAT test, India takes leap in space defence: Mission Shakti can nullify Chinese cyber attacks at time of war

A-SAT strikes can nullify the usual space-based cyber attacks which, according to Chinese strategists, constitute the first stage of 'comprehensive war'