Common Man's View On Mission Shakti

#MissionShakti – ‘Don’t Forget Aam Aadmi’

Raj Kumar, 25, a carpenter from Jharkhand, lauds India’s entry to elite space prowess but he wishes that the government will pay more attention to the issues that affect the lives of the common man…

If we can shoot missiles in space, we can surely develop technology to keep our rivers clean and make our waste management practices more efficient too, isn’t it? This was the thought that came to my mind when I heard the Mission Shakti announcement.

I heard that before Prime Minister announced this achievement on national television, many people were expecting it to be a ‘demonetisation-esque’ announcement. Some people panicked when Modiji got a bit delayed in making the announcement, but later sighed in relief, when they realised that Mission Shakti would not have any direct impact on their daily lives.  

India can now shoot down satellites in space. I am proud of this achievement and I have been watching to news channels to understand more. I learnt that India is the fourth country in the world after the U.S, Russia and China with access to the anti-satellite missile technology that Mission Shakti boasts of. This missile can shoot down any other satellite in space if the need arises. And I find it unbelievable that we have done this before countries like Australia, England and France!

Having said that, while the BJP government is making big strides in space, I feel they should not forget the ground realities. As a country, after we have begun to feel more secure strategically, we would also like to feel more secure financially. Narendra Modi should think about giving benefits to workers in the vast unorganized sector — of which I am a part.

I am happy that Narendra Modi has made an effort to reach out to the likes of us through initiatives like Mann ki baat. It makes me feel as if I am a part of the country’s monumental achievements. My life has definitely changed for the better in the past five years. For that, I would give the credit to both my hard work and the government policies.

I admire the NDA government’s work, but they need to be cautious now, as after one has taken care of external problems, people will start questioning the government on problems that affect them directly. This government has been given one chance, and it has taken care of larger matters, but if it comes to power the second time around, it needs to look at the smaller issues that matter a lot.

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Narendra Modi Addresses Nation On Mission Shakti

India Capable Of Shooting Down Satellite

In a major defence achievement, India on Wednesday successfully tested an anti-satellite missile by shooting down its own decommissioned satellite that was on a ‘Low Earth Orbit’ at a height of 300 KM from the earth’s surface, entering into an elite club of four nations to have such a capability.

Prime Minister Modi also assured the international community that this test does not violate any international treaties or law and that India remains committed against the arms race in space.

India has now entered the elite international club of four countries having such a capability.

“India has successfully registered its name as a space power. Till now three countries of the world- America, Russia and China had this feat. India is the fourth country to have achieved this feat. There could be a no bigger moment of pride. A short while ago our scientists have shot-down a live satellite in low earth orbit (LEO) in space through an anti-satellite (A-SAT) missile,” Prime Minister Modi said.

Giving details of the test of `Mission Shakti (strength)’, Prime Minister Modi said that in the LEO, the satellite was a pre-decided aim. “It was successfully shot down in just three minutes and the operation culminated immediately. The feat required high technical expertise and capability. The scientists have achieved the entire decided target. This valour was achieved through indigenously built anti-satellite missile.”

Outlining the space prowess of India, the Prime Minister added: “We have different satellites which are contributing in various sectors including weather forecast, education, medical, navigation etc. Our satellites are helping all including farmers, fisherman, students. In the world, the significance of space and satellite is going to increase and they may become indispensable to life.”

Prime Minister Modi mentioned that today’s test was not in any way violation of any international treaty or law. “Today’s A-SAT missile has given new strength to security and vision of the country. We want to assure the world that our new capability is not against any country but is the defensive initiative of the fast-moving India. India has always been against the arms race in space and this test hasn’t changed that. This successful violates no international treaties or law,” he said.

“We are using the modern technique for the welfare and security of our 130 crore citizen. For peace and secure atmosphere, a strong India is significant. India’s work in the space category is aimed at India’s security, economic development and technological advancement. Today’s `Mission Shakti’ is an important step in achieving this dream. Today’s success should be seen as our step forward towards a secure, prosperous and peaceful country,” Prime Minister emphasised.

“It is important that we move forward and ready ourselves for future challenges. For positive changes, we have to accept modern techniques. Our target is that all Indian must face future challenges with confidence and feel safe. I foresee an India which can think two steps ahead of the time and can also have the courage to move in that direction”, Prime Minister added.

Prime Minister Modi also congratulated the scientist and technicians of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for achieving this feat. “We are proud of our scientists. They have further enhanced the stature of the country. I congratulate all countrymen for today’s achievement,” he said. (ANI)

(ANI)

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