Rahul Gandhi PM's After Address To Nation, "Wish PM Happy World Theatre Day"

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Rahul Gandhi After Address To Nation, "Wish PM Happy World Theatre Day"

New Delhi:  The Prime Minister, today addressed the nation and made a groundbreaking announcement about the success of India's "Mission Shakti." The opposition party slammed the announcement made by the PM, which comes amid the code of conduct which came into place after the announcement of Lok Sabha elections, due next month. The President of Congress party, Rahul Gandhi congratulated the defence research body and wished PM "Happy World Theatre Day".

PM Modi, in a televised address, had announced that India had joined the elite club of space powers by shooting down a live satellite with an anti-satellite missile or ASAT. The Prime Minister, in his address, said that India is the fourth country to have tested such an anti-satellite weapon after the US, Russia, and China.

Among the first few opposition leaders who reacted to the announcement was the Congress president.

"Well done DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation), extremely proud of your work. I would also like to wish the PM a very happy World Theatre Day," tweeted Rahul Gandhi.

PM Modi said that the ASAT missile shot down the Low Earth Orbit satellite within "three minutes of launch", with remarkable precision and technical capability. "This is a big moment for India, something all of us should be proud of. We are not just capable to defend on land, water, and air, but now also in space. I congratulate all scientists who have made this possible and made India a much stronger nation," PM Modi said in his address.

A barrage of tweets by ministers and other top leaders of the ruling BJP also riled the opposition. Samajwadi party leader Akhilesh Yadav tweeted: 

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