The country’s anti-satellite missile test should be condemned, writes Sa’id Mosteshar

On Wednesday the space Mission Shakti was carried out by India, in which it successfully targeted a low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite (Report, 28 March). Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared: “In the journey of every nation there are moments that bring pride and have a historic impact on generations to come. One such moment is today … India has successfully tested the anti-satellite missile (Asat).”

He added that the target satellite was at an altitude of 300km, and that India had not breached any international laws or treaties.

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