India said it plans to fire five developed anti-satellite weapons
[According international UPI reported on April 23, 2012] India’s Defence Research and Development, Director, Saraswat, VK Saraswat, said that following the successful test-firing of -5 long-range missile “Agni”, India intends to to develop anti-satellite weapons (ASAT). He said the successful launch of the “Agni” -5 opened a “new era” for India.
he said, the success of “Agni” -5, “In addition to adding a new tool to the strategic defense, but also for the construction of ASAT and on-demand launch of the mini/micro-satellite excellent opportunity. of ASAT weapons height of 804.65 km. “Agni” -5 propulsion, destruction and advanced seeker will be able to hit the target satellite. The Government has not yet formally approved the ASAT program.
He pointed out that “Agni” 5 a range of over 4989 kilometers, enough to deal with the threat of India’s current. “If future threats, we can expand the range of the missile, we do not have to carry out missile race with any country, we build missiles in order to resist the threats they face.”
in India do not agree with the weaponization of space. only considered to have the ability, there is no development of the space plan of attack capability. January 2010, Saraswat said that India is developing the technology to make the enemy satellite failure. India is committed to ensure space security and the protection of national satellite. At the same time, committed to the denial enemy’s visit to India’s space assets.
in 2011 India’s space program in the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) elements carried out the actual test. Conducted an experiment in March 2010, the sixth test of its ballistic missile defense system interceptors in the series. The trial successfully verified the technology, these technologies will be integrated into India’s missile defense capabilities. (China Aerospace Science and Engineering Research Institute, Chen Fei Wang Yixiao)