India said Wednesday (27) it shot down a low-orbiting satellite in a missile test that proved the nation was among the world’s most advanced space superpowers.

In a rare address to the nation just weeks out from a national election, prime minister Narendra Modi said India had joined the US, Russia, and China in accomplishing the feat.

A missile fired from a testing facility in Odisha, eastern India, downed the live satellite in orbit at around...
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