March 27, 2019
I. What was the test?
II. Which satellite was used?
The satellite used was an Indian satellite.
III. Which Missile/Interceptor was used?
IV. There are other ways 2 demonstrate ASAT capabilities such as "fly-by tests” & Jamming. Why has India used the particular technology of Kinetic Kill?
V. Does the test create space debris?. Cont.. 👇
VI. Why did we do the test?
3 The test was done2verify that India has the capability 2safeguard our space assets. It is Government of India’s responsibility to defend the country’s interests in outer space.
The tests were done after we had acquired required degree ofconfidence 2ensure its success, and reflects the intention of the government to enhance India’s national security. India has seen an accelerated space development programme since 2014.
1. India has no intention of entering into an arms race in outer space. We have always maintained that space must be used only for peaceful purposes. We are against the weaponization of Outer Space.
1 Principal international Treaty on space is the 1967 Outer Space Treaty. India is a signatory to this treaty, and ratified it in 1982. The Outer Space Treaty prohibits only weapons of mass destruction in outer space,
X. Is the test directed against any country?
1. The test is not directed against any country. India’s space capabilities do not threaten any country Cont... 👇
2. At the same time, the government is committed to ensuring the country’s national security interests and is alert to threats from emerging technologies. Cont... 👇
March 27, 2019