NEW DELHI: In a major defence achievement, India on Wednesday successfully tested + an anti-satellite missile by shooting down a low-orbit satellite at an altitude of 300 km from the earth's surface. 

India is only the fourth country to acquire such a specialised and modern capability after the US, Russia and China.

Here is the video of the launch of the anti-satellite missile used in Mission Shakti.

Declaring that India has established itself as a global space power after the success of the operation 'Mission Shakti', Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the missile hit a live satellite flying in a Low Earth Orbit after it traversed a distance of almost 300 km from earth within three minutes of its launch.