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Modi govt approves new agency to develop space warfare weapon systems

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[India], Jun 11 (ANI): With the aim of enhancing the capabilities of the armed forces to fight wars in space, the government has approved the setting up of a new agency which will develop sophisticated and technologies for the purpose.

"The headed by has cleared the setting up of this new agency called the (DSRO) which has been entrusted with the task of creating space warfare and technologies," sources in the told

The decision was taken at the topmost level by the government some time ago and the agency has started taking shape under a

The agency would be provided with a team of scientists which would be working in close coordination with the integrated defence staff officers.

The agency would be providing the research and development support to the (DSA) which comprises members of the three services. The DSA has been created to help the country fight wars in the space.

In March this year, the country had carried out the Anti Satellite Test which demonstrated its capability to shoot down satellites in space.

With this missile test, joined an elite club of four nations with such capability. The test also helped the country develop deterrence capability against adversaries who may want to attack Indian satellites to cripple systems in times of war.

The is being set up in Bengaluru under an Air Vice and will gradually take over the space-related capabilities of the three forces.

The has created agencies for tackling space and cyber warfare along with a to tackle the need for special operations required to be carried out both inside and outside the country.

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First Published: Tue, June 11 2019. 15:29 IST