India reassures global community after test

India on Wednesday assured the world that it did not violate any international treaty or understanding with the anti-satellite (A-SAT) missile testing of Wednesday.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said India believes in peaceful use of the common outer space that belongs to humanity. “India is not in violation of any international law or treaty to which it is a party or any national obligation,” stated the MEA, answering a set of questions after DRDO scientists carried out an A-SAT test.

The Ministry said the A-SAT test was not directed against any country and that India plans to play a role in future in drafting global laws on prevention of arms race in outer space.. MEA reiterated India’s support of Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space (PAROS) in the Conference on Disarmament “where it has been on the agenda since 1982.”

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