Space Warfare: Emerging Security Challenges

Space warfare, encompassing the use of space-based and ground-based assets to conduct and counter military operations, represents a growing security challenge. The increasing militarization and weaponization of space have introduced new threats and strategic considerations for national and international security.

Anti-Satellite (ASAT) Weapons

  • ASAT weapons, designed to disable or destroy satellites, pose significant risks to space assets and operations.
  • India's Mission Shakti (2019): India conducted a successful ASAT test, destroying a live satellite in low Earth orbit (LEO). This demonstrated India's capability to neutralize space-based threats, but also raised concerns about space debris and the weaponization of space.
  • Russia's Nudol Tests (2020-2021): ....
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