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Modi 2.0 Cabinet Approves Setting Up of DSRO - Defence Space Research Agency

Modi 2.0 Cabinet on Security Approves Setting Up of Defence Space Research Agency (DSRO): Profile, Aim, Headquarters, Background

Modi 2.0 Cabinet Committee on Security chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 11th June 2019, has approved the setting up of this new agency called the Defence Space Research Agency (DSRO).

Defence Space Research Agency (DSRO) has been instituted with the aim of creating space warfare weapon systems and technologies.

Defence Space Research Agency (DSRO) would be providing the research and development support to the Defence Space Agency (DSA) which includes members of all three defence services.

The  Defence Space Agency (DSA) has been created to help the country fight wars in the space. It is being headquartered in Bengaluru under an Air Vice Marshal-rank officer and will gradually take over the space-related capabilities of the three forces.

Background

In March 2019, the country had carried out the Anti Satellite Test which demonstrated its capability to shoot down satellites in space. With this missile test, India joined an elite club of four nations with such capability.

This missile test also helped India to develop deterrence capability against adversaries who may want to attack Indian satellites to incapacitate system in times of war.


 

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