Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday congratulated the Indian scientists for successfully testing the A-SAT missile. The Wednesday’s successful test took India to the elite league of the US, China and Russia.
However, the manner in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the announcement has left many puzzled with experts and BJP’s political rivals taking potshots at the former for desperately trying to extract political mileage ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.
While congratulating the Indian scientists, Gandhi also mocked Modi by wishing him on the ‘World Theatre Day.’ He wrote, “Well done DRDO, extremely proud of your work. I would also like to wish the PM a very happy World Theatre Day.”
Well done DRDO, extremely proud of your work.
I would also like to wish the PM a very happy World Theatre Day.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) March 27, 2019
While making the announcement, Modi had said, “I assure the international fraternity that our capability wouldn’t be used against anyone but is purely a part of India’s defence initiative.” He added that India remained ‘against arms raised in space’ adding that the Wednesday’s test wouldn’t breach any international law or treaties.
However, as Janta Ka Reporter reported within minutes of Modi’s extraordinary claims, India had acquired the capabilities on A-SAT missile way back in 2012 during the UPA regime. However, the government had not made any efforts to seek political advantage of this achievement.