Narendra Modi Speech Live Updates| India has now become a space superpower, says PM

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Narendra Modi Speech Live: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a televised address said India has become a space superpower with the successful testing of an anti-satellite missle on Wednesday.

By HT Correspondent | Mar 27, 2019 13:51 IST

PM Narendra Modi addressed the nation on Wednesday. He said India has become a “space superpower” with the successful testing of anti-satellite weapon.

PM Modi said India is only the fourth nation after the US, Russia and China.

“A short while ago, India has shot down an LEO satellite by anti-satellite missile. It was conducted under Mission Shakti, which was completed in three minutes,” PM Modi said in a special address.

Here are the live updates:

12:40 pm IST

Mission Shakti conducted at extremely high speed with remarkable precision: PM Modi

#MissionShakti was a highly complex one, conducted at extremely high speed with remarkable precision. It shows the remarkable dexterity of India’s outstanding scientists and the success of our space programme.

– Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 27, 2019

12:27 pm IST

PM begins address

Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins his address to the nation, says “India has registered its name as a space power”. India becomes first country after US, Russia and China to achieve this.

In the journey of every nation there are moments that bring utmost pride and have a historic impact on generations to come.

One such moment is today.

India has successfully tested the Anti-Satellite (ASAT) Missile. Congratulations to everyone on the success of #MissionShakti.

– Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 27, 2019

11:35 am IST

PM Modi tweets that he will address the nation

मेरे प्यारे देशवासियों,

आज सवेरे लगभग 11.45 – 12.00 बजे मैं एक महत्वपूर्ण संदेश लेकर आप के बीच आऊँगा।

I would be addressing the nation at around 11:45 AM – 12.00 noon with an important message.

Do watch the address on television, radio or social media.

– Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 27, 2019