India’s anti-satellite missile test carried out last month was clearly targeted towards China and could exacerbate New Delhi’s rivalry with Beijing, a top US expert has said, underlining that India now must brace itself for a long-term space competition.
On March 27, India achieved a historic feat by shooting down its own low-orbit satellite with a ground-to-space missile, making the country a space power. The test made India the fourth country in the world after the US, Russia andChina to have the ASAT capabilities.
Ashley J Tellis, Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs and senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on Tuesday said,“The Indian ASAT test was in actuality a shot across the bow to China. Read More