It was a three-stage missile with two solid rocket boosters.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced that India had joined the elite club of space powers by shooting down a low-earth orbit satellite with an anti-satellite missile (A-SAT).
“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.. something all of us should be proud of. We are not just capable to defend on land, water and air, but now also in space. I congratulate all scientists who have made this possible and made India a much stronger nation,” the PM said in an unprecedented broadcast to the nation on television, radio and social media to announce the success of what he called “Mission Shakti”.