Soon after it successfully carried out an anti-satellite test, India is setting up its military space agency headquartered at Bengaluru with the ace fighter pilot Air Vice Marshal (AVM) S P Dharkar as its likely head.
The tri-services Space agency is likely to command all the space assets of the three services including the A-SAT capability, which can be used to destroy enemy space-based satellites and other assets.
However, the final decision has not yet been taken on the capabilities and assets to be given to this agency. AVM Dharkar presently looks after the air defence operations of an important command along the borders. Read More