Defence minister Rajnath Singh unveils anti-satellite model at DRDO Bhawan

Team India Sentinels Monday 9th of November 2020 10:06 PM

Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari and Sateesh Reddy at DRDO HQ in Delhi

New Delhi: Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Monday unveiled a model of Anti Satellite (A-SAT) missile installed inside the DRDO Bhawan premises here.

On the occasion, Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari and Secretary DDR&D & Chairman DRDO, G Satheesh Reddy were also present.

‘Mission Shakti’ was country’s first ever Anti-Satellite (ASAT) Missile Test successfully conducted on March 27, 2019 from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha, where a fast-moving Indian orbiting target satellite in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) was neutralised with pinpoint accuracy, defence ministry said.

This was a highly complex mission, conducted at extremely high speed with remarkable precision.

The successful conduct of Mission Shakti made India the fourth nation in the world with the capability to defend its assets in outer space.

On this occasion, the minister appreciated the innovative accomplishment of the team of scientists.

Dr Reddy stated that the installation of the A-SAT model will inspire the DRDO fraternity to take up many more such challenging missions in future.

Earlier Mr Singh and Mr Gadkari witnessed the demonstration of Fire Detection and Suppression System (FDSS) for Passenger Buses. Demonstrations were given on Water Mist Based FDSS for Passenger Compartment and Aerosol Based FDSS for engine fire.

DRDO’s Centre for Fire Explosive and Environment Safety (CFEES), Delhi has developed the technology, which can detect the fire in passenger compartment in less than 30 seconds and then suppresses it in 60 seconds thereby reducing the risk to life and property to a significant extent.

Mr Gadkari expressed satisfaction over the technology and wished to take it forward.


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