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India Has Long Way To Go US Pros On Space Security Following ASAT Test

 In New Delhi, the Ministry of External Affairs said the test was done in the lower air to ensure there’s no space debris. WASHINGTON: Leading US experts have stated that India has a considerable way to go with regards to ensuring distance security following it successfully test-fired an anti-satellite missile by shooting down a live satellite. The test made India the 4th largest Country in the world after the US, Russia, and China to get the strategic capacity to take down enemy satellites. Ashley J Tellis, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for Peace International, who retains the Tata Chairman on Strategic Affairs, stated Ever since the 2007 SAT missile test in China, India has been considering its own A SAT test chiefly to dissuade possible Chinese attacks on Indian area assets in the future.

That goal arguably has been fulfilled today, but India still has a considerable way to go where ensuring distance security is concerned. China has powerful Counter space capacities and Indian area systems are still extremely vulnerable both in peacetime and in conflict. Yesterday’s A SAT test doesn’t change this fundamental reality, Tellis told PTI. Vipin Narang, an associate professor of Political Science in the MIT, stated that the test is not likely to make any changes to the balance of power in the region. And as such it’s more of a demonstration. In case Pakistan begins hitting Indian satellites, India can knock Pakistan”s very few satellites.

China can knock out all India”s satellites whereas India can’t do the same in China. So it”s kind of a bizarre balance for India in case it”s intrigued in getting into the satellite deterrence game it does not really have an advantage in either of its dyads, Narang told Wired Magazine. Daryl G Kimball of the Arms Control Association thinks tank at a tweet described this as a dangerous and destabilizing movement. A harmful & destabilizing move. Underscores need to get a worldwide A SAT ban. US government’s silence is deafening, given its negative response to China’s 07 tests, he said.

He said India’s anti-satellite missile test could create space trash that threatens other space objects. The move shows an ability to shoot down civilian and military communications, and early warning satellites during a crisis or war, and may you also help advance India’s missile interceptor program – all of that will probably accelerate the arms race in Asia, Mr. Kimball said. Such a military test is irresponsible behavior, especially because it was probably timed to boost Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s standing ahead of the election, he said. The only positive impact is that it might trigger a renewed push for a worldwide ban on anti-satellite missile tests and long overdue multilateral negotiations on responsible rules of the road to get behavior in distance, Mr. Kimball added.

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