India’s Anti-Satellite Test

This image is taken from The Economic Times.

On 27 March, 2019, Indian Prime Minister  Narendra  Modi  declared  his country to be a ‘space power’. He announced that India has successfully tested an Anti- Satellite (A-SAT) weapon i.e. an Indian  ground-launched  missile shot down one of India’s test satellite in the low earth orbit (LEO).
It is a significant development with implications for international security and regional
stability in South Asia. Meanwhile, its timing is critical as well: the  test was  announced just two weeks before elections begin in India…. Read More

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Miss Asma is a Senior Research officer at the Islamabad Policy Institute (IPI), Pakistan. Her research focuses on regional peace and security with special emphasis on non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament. She also contributes in national dailies and international blogs on issues of strategic significance. She has previously worked at Strategic Vision Institute (SVI), Senate of Pakistan, Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU), and Institute for Strategic Studies, Research and Analysis (ISSRA, NDU). She can be reached at:


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