Is India a space superpower? – BBC News

BBC News

Published on Mar 29, 2019

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called his country a space superpower after the successful shooting down of one of its own satellites in a test of its national space defences.

India has been reaching for the stars since the 1970s. Today, the country has become a premier destination for other nations and companies to launch satellites cheaply.

Reality Check takes a look at India’s ambitions in space.

Video by Nadeem Shad

Animations by Jacqueline Galvin

Presented by Lora Jones

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