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India Successfully Tests Anti-Satellite Missile Capabilities

March 27, 2019

Episode Notes:

Earlier today, India successfully demonstrated its anti-satellite missile capabilities, by shooting down a low orbit satellite. Prime Minister Modi declared that India has entered a elite era of space power.

Ankit Panda, Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Defense Posture Project at the Federation of American Scientists and Senior Editor with The Diplomat, discusses the event, the significance of the milestone, and how it may impact the regional balance of power. (~11 minutes)

[ 0:18 ] Introduction
[ 0:45 ] Details of the demonstration
[ 3:02 ] The milestone of anti-Satellite missile capabilities
[ 5:58 ] Impact on the regional balance of power
[ 8:07 ] Domestic aims versus doctrinal changes

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