Mission Shakti: Pakistan, China appeal to maintain peace in outer space
Islamabad : Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced 'Mission Shakti' success, Pakistan and China have issued statements saying that countries must maintain peace in the outer space. India has become the fourth nation to enter the elite space superpowers by testing an anti-satellite weapon A-SAT in the Low Earth Orbit.
Without taking India's name, Pakistan said, "We hope that countries which have in the past strongly condemned demonstration of similar capabilities by others will be prepared to work towards developing international instruments to prevent military threats relating to outer space."
China also supported Pakistan's words and said that it hopes all countries will uphold peace and tranquillity in the outer space.
In a written response to a question on India successfully test-firing an anti-satellite missile, China said, "We have noticed reports and hope that each country will uphold peace and tranquillity in outer space".
Reacting to it, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India has not breached any international law or treaty by testing the anti-satellite missile and that the action was not directed against any country.
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