New Delhi, March 30: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday took a jibe at the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent anti-satellite missile announcement and questioned the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government’s intention behind this move.
The former union minister said in a tweet that the capability to shoot down a satellite has existed for many years. A wise government will keep the capability secret.
“Only a foolish government will disclose it and betray a defence secret”, he added.
Questioning the government’s intention with the announcement just before elections, Chidambaram stated “Why was it done now in the middle of an election campaign? Only to boost the sagging fortunes of the BJP”.
India on Wednesday become the fourth country in the world after US, China and Russia to attain anti-satellite(A-SAT) capability.
The successful test of A-SAT was announced by PM Modi in his address to the nation.