Ahead of the first phase of Lok Sabha elections on April 11, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation with an important message. PM Modi took to Twitter and wrote, "I would be addressing the nation at around 11:45 AM - 12.00 noon with an important message. Do watch the address on television, radio or social media." By shooting down a live satellite, India on Wednesday became an important space power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the nation.
Here are the top quotes from the prime minister's address to nation:
PM Narendra Modi: India has entered its name as an elite space power. An anti-satellite weapon A-SAT, successfully targeted a live satellite on a low earth orbit.
PM Narendra Modi: 'Mission Shakti' operation was a difficult target to achieve which was completed successfully within three minutes of launch.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi: Today, we have enough satellites that are contributing in various segments such as agriculture, disaster management, communication, weather, navigation etc.
PM Modi: 'Mission Shakti' is an important step towards securing India's safety, economic growth and technological advancement.
PM Narendra Modi: Today is 27th March. A while ago, India achieved a historic feat. India today registered itself as a space power. Till now, 3 countries of the world- America, Russia, & China had this achievement. India is the 4th country to have achieved this feat.
PM Modi: I congratulate DRDO and scientists who achieved this feat. They have again brought pride to the nation. We are proud of them.
#MissionShakti was a highly complex one, conducted at extremely high speed with remarkable precision. It shows the remarkable dexterity of India’s outstanding scientists and the success of our space programme.— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 27, 2019
PM Modi: Mission Shakti is special for 2 reasons: (1) India is only the 4th country to acquire such a specialised & modern capability. (2) Entire effort is indigenous. India stands tall as a space power! It will make India stronger, even more secure and will further peace and harmony.
PM Modi: In the journey of every nation there are moments that bring utmost pride and have a historic impact on generations to come. One such moment is today. India has successfully tested the Anti-Satellite (ASAT) Missile. Congratulations to everyone on the success of Mission Shakti.