Indian experts demonstrated the launch of an anti-satellite rocket that destroyed a space device in low Earth orbit. The video with this event was published on the social network Twitter by the staff of the ANI department.
As part of the test, the device, which at that moment was 300 kilometers from the ground, was successfully destroyed. To fly to the target, the rocket took about three minutes.
According to the Indian Prime Minister, who took the floor after tests conducted favorably, at the moment India is on the fourth line in the list of powers with anti-satellite weapons. The first place in this list belongs to the United States, the second is Russia, and the third was awarded to the PRC.
In the middle of last year, a report by American analysts titled “Estimation of Space Threats – 2018” appeared in the media, where North Korea, Iran, China and the Russian Federation.