He says whatever is left of the debris will dissipate in a "short period of time".
Pentagon denies it spied on India's A-SAT missile test, experts say US aircraft sent to 'monitor' project was observing development
Aircraft Spots, which monitors military air movements, had said that a US Air Force's reconnaissance aircraft from its base in Diego Garcia went for a mission in the Bay of Bengal to monitor India's anti-satellite missile test.
'Regrettable' Mission Shakti makes current regional and global scenarios even murkier, warns nuclear disarmament advocacy group
Mission Shakti, which was led by the Defence Research and Development Organisation, was aimed at strengthening India's overall security, he said in his address that comes a fortnight before the start of the general election.
The debris field from the anti-satellite weapon test could potentially collide with other objects in space.
All you need to know about India's Mission Shakti A-SAT test: 5,000-km range Agni-V missile launched from Odisha
Mission Shakti intercept the satellite in outer space with a completely indigenous technology built by the DRDO. India joins an exclusive group of space-faring nations consisting of USA, Russia, and China
Arun Jaitley calls Mission Shakti 'huge achievement' for India, accuses UPA of not giving go-ahead for A-SAT project
Jaitley also praised the prime minister for having a "vision for tomorrow". "Narendra Modi has always thought about developing the country, be it in terms of security or technology. It shows India is in safe hands," he said.
The vast majority of missions to space over the years – manned or unmanned – have been to low-Earth Orbit (LEO).
Rahul congratulates DRDO, mocks Modi by wishing 'happy World Theatre Day' following Mission Shakti announcement
Modi announced that India had demonstrated anti-satellite missile capability by shooting down a live satellite, that puts the country in an exclusive club of space super powers.
What is an anti-satellite weapon? India joins US, Russia, China in elite space power club with Mission Shakti
Anti-satellite weapons are designed to incapacitate or destroy satellites for strategic and military purposes. As of now, only four nations – India, Russia, China and the United States – have demonstrated their capability to successfully shoot down defunct satellites
Narendra Modi's 'important message' turned out to be about Mission Shakti, but before PM spoke, Twitterati had other theories
Before Modi's announcement, there were a lot of speculations about what he was going to say considering the prime minister tweeted from his personal handle that he was going to address the nation for an important announcement.
India's A-SAT programme born in response to China's growing space capabilities: Understanding Mission Shakti
New Delhi's A-SAT programme was born in response to China’s growing capabilities — in turn, driven by that country’s efforts to counter the United States’ supremacy in space. In essence, China sought to show it could cripple the satellite networks on which the United States’ military command-and-control capabilities rest.