My dear countrymen,

Today, 27 March, shortly before, India has achieved an unprecedented achievement. India has today registered itself as Space Superpower – Space Power.

So far, three countries of the world – America, Russia and China – had achieved this achievement. Now India is the fourth country, which has achieved this achievement today. For every Hindustani it can not be a great moment of pride.

Shortly before, our scientists killed a live satellite in space, in space, three hundred kilometers away, LEO – Law Earth orbit.

LEO – Live Earth Orbits – This live satellite, which was a predetermined target, was shot down by anti-satellite, (A-SAT) missile. In just three minutes, this operation has been successfully completed.

Mission power – it was a very difficult operation, in which the very high degree of technical ability was required. All goals and objectives have been achieved by scientists.

It is a matter of pride for all Indians that this feat has been proven by India’s only developed anti-satellite (A-SAT) missile.

First of all, I congratulate all DRDO scientists, researchers and other related personnel associated with Mission Power, who contributed to achieving this extraordinary success. Today again he has increased the value of the country, we are proud of our scientists.

Space has become an important part of our life-style today. Today, we have sufficient number of satellites available, which are making valuable contributions in the development of different areas such as agriculture, defense, security, disaster management, communication, weather, navigation, education etc.

All the benefits of our satellites are being received, whether it be farmers, fishermen, students, security forces. On the other hand, whether it is railways, airplanes, vessels of water being operated, satellites are being used in all these places.

The importance of space and the satellite in the world is going to grow. Maybe life will be incomplete without it. In such a situation, the security of all these devices is equally important.

Today’s Anti-Satellite (A-SAT) missile will give a new strength to the country in terms of India’s security and vision of India’s development journey. I want to assure the world community today that this new capability we have achieved is not against anybody. It is a protective initiative of India moving forward at a fast pace.

India has always been against arms race in space and there has been no change in this policy. This test of today does not violate any kind of international law or treaty agreements. We want to use modern technology for the protection and welfare of 130 million citizens of the country.

It is necessary to have a strong India to create an environment of peace and security in this area. Our strategic objective is to maintain peace and not create a war environment.

Here is the full text of the speech.

Dear Countrymen,

The main purpose of India’s work in the space sector is the security of India, economic development of India and India’s technological progress. This mission of today is an important step towards securing these dreams, which was necessary for the protection of these three pillars.

Today’s success should be seen as a growing step toward a safer nation, prosperous nation and peace-loving nation in the days to come. It is important that we go ahead and prepare yourself for future challenges.

We have to adopt modern technology to face the challenges of the future and to make positive changes in our people’s living standards. All Indians should face the challenges of the future with self-confidence and feel secure, this is our goal.

I have full confidence in the strength, commitment, dedication and ability of my people. We undoubtedly unite and build a powerful, happy and secure India.

I envision an India that can think twice ahead of its time and raise the courage to walk.

Very much congratulations for the great achievement of all the countrymen today.

Thank you.

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