As we all know that with the advancement of technology, The future war will not be fought on ground, It will be fought in space and cyber areas. With the enhancing the such types of technology and capabilities to fight war in space, Indian government led by Narendra modi has approved the setting up of a new agency which will develop sophisticated weapon systems and technologies.
“The Cabinet Committee on Security headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has cleared the setting up of this new agency called the Defence Space Research Agency (DSRO) which has been entrusted with the task of creating space warfare weapon systems and technologies,” sources in the Defence Ministry told ANI.
The agency would be provided with a team of scientists who will work closely with integrated staff officers of the three armed forces – the Indian Air Force, Army, and the Navy.
As per news reports, the Headquarter of Defence Space Agency will set up in Bengaluru and ace fighter pilot Air vice marshal SP Dharkar will head this agency.
On March 27, 2019 India conducted Mission Shakti, an anti-satellite missile test, from the Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam Island launch complex.This was a technological mission carried out by DRDO. The satellite used in the mission was one of India’s existing satellites operating in lower orbit. The test was fully successful and achieved all parameters as per plans. The test required an extremely high degree of precision and technical capability.
With ASAT test, India joins an exclusive group of space faring nations consisting of USA, Russia and China.
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