Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), successfully neutralised a satellite in space with its anti-satellite (ASAT) missile on 27 March 2019, in Mission Shakti. The successful mission demonstrated DRDO’s technical prowess and ability to defend country’s assets in space, the 4th dimension of warfare.
The mission was one of the most complex operation under taken by DRDO in which a missile launched from ground had to hit and neutralise with pinpoint accuracy a fast-moving satellite in orbit hundreds of kilometres away.
Hon’ble Prime Minister suggested that a Video Movie on Mission Shakti be made for the children to make them understand the mission and India’s scientific and technical capabilities in the area of niche technologies. This may trigger their interest in science and motivate them to persue a career in S&T.
Accordingly DRDO has made a video documentary on Mission Shakti targeting children in age group of 7-14 years. This documentary has been produced in English, 11 Indian languages, and 2 sign language for deaf and dumb, for screening in schools across the country.