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‘Space Superpower’ India to Kickstart Space War… Drill

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Article: July 25, 2019                     (rt.com)

• In preparation for an attack from space, on July 25th and 26th the Indian Army conducted a military drill dubbed ‘IndSpaceEx’ to assess the ‘imminent threats’ India will meet should any armed conflict escalate beyond earth, and to identify key challenges and shortfalls if a conflict escalates to the space dimension. An unnamed Indian official also told the Times of India newspaper that India’s Institute of Technology will also work on ‘space war’ preparations.

• An unnamed Indian military official stated that one of the reasons for the drill is India’s aspiration to counter China’s superiority as a space power. “We cannot keep twiddling our thumbs while China zooms ahead. We cannot match China but must have capabilities to protect our space assets,” the official was cited as saying.

• In March 2019, India successfully tested its anti-satellite (A-Sat) interceptor missile to shoot down a Microsat-R satellite in low Earth orbit. That achievement prompted Prime Minister Narendra Modi to proclaim his nation a fourth “space superpower” after the US, Russia, and China.

• On July 22nd, India launched its Chandrayaan-2 orbiter and lunar module which is set to land on the Moon’s South Pole in weeks to come. That success was in fact met with praise by space rival China, announcing that China wants to team up with its Indian counterpart to explore the Moon. China’s own lunar mission, the Chang’e-4, successfully landed in the South Pole-Aitken basin in January 2019, and is currently exploring the Moon’s geology and performing biological experiments.

 

If any UFOs – or adversaries within Earth’s orbit – start behaving badly, India wants to be ready, as it prepares to take war drills literally to a new level… space.

The Indian Army has been ordered to prepare for any enemy, even one that can come from space. The ambitious two-day drill dubbed IndSpaceEx is set to assess the ‘imminent threats’ India will meet should any armed conflict escalate beyond earth.

The country’s first simulated space warfare exercise is starting on Thursday. But the drill was first mentioned back in March, when the country successfully tested its anti-satellite (A-Sat) interceptor missile to shoot down a Microsat-R satellite in low Earth orbit. That achievement prompted Prime Minister Narendra Modi to proclaim his nation a fourth “space superpower” after the US, Russia, and China.

“Modi said the A-Sat test in March was conducted to make India stronger and more secure, as well as further peace and harmony. In line with this vision, IndSpaceEx is being conducted to identify key challenges and shortfalls if a conflict escalates to the space dimension,” an unnamed official revealed on Wednesday, as cited by the Times of India newspaper. He added that India’s Institute of Technology will also work on ‘space war’ preparations.

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‘UFO’ Sighted Near PM Modi’s Residence on June 7th

by Anvit Srivastava               June 14, 2018               (hindustantimes.com)


• On June 7th, a UFO was sighted hovering over the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s residence on New Delhi’s Lok Kalyan Marg, India. The sighting briefly unnerved security personnel and sparked a search that found nothing. Special commissioner of police and Delhi police chief spokesperson Dependra Pathak confirmed the sighting. “The sighting was reported but nothing threatening was found.”

• Around 7.30 pm the Delhi Police, Air Force staff , the Central Industrial Security Force, and Delhi International Airport, received information about the sighting from the PM’s Special Protection Group. The alert was relayed to the Intelligence Bureau and National Security Guards.

 

The reported sighting of a round “unidentified flying object” hovering over the Prime Minister’s residence on New Delhi’s Lok Kalyan Marg on June 7 briefly unnerved security personnel posted in the VIP area and sparked a search that found nothing, putting their suspicions to rest, a senior security officer said.

After the search ended, the Perimeter Security Officer gave an “OK Report” to Delhi police.
Special commissioner of police and Delhi police chief spokesperson Dependra Pathak confirmed the sighting but said details of the incident cannot be revealed. “The sighting was reported but nothing threatening was found. More details cannot be shared keeping security reasons in mind,” Pathak added.

According to the officer cited in the first instance, who did not wish to be named, it was around 7.30 pm when the PM’s security unit of Delhi Police and the Delhi airport operations control centre, which comprises staff from the air force, Central Industrial Security Force and Delhi International Airport Ltd, received information about the sighting by Special Protection Group (SPG) personnel.

With no delay, the alert was relayed to the Intelligence Bureau and National Security Guards. Delhi Air Traffic Control (ATC) was also put on high alert.

“The Delhi Police was also roped in, which ensured a temporary additional deployment on the outer periphery of the PM’s residence, while other security agencies performed the drill to hunt the suspected threat down,” the officer cited above said.

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