PM’s Chest-Thumping on ASAT Test Ominous for Peace: CNDP
Taking serious note of the ‘dramatic’ declaration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a television broadcast on March 27, declaring the “open and boisterous entry of India into the so-called ‘Star Wars’ club by testing of an ASAT missile destroying a low earth orbit satellite in space, the Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace (CNDP) has termed the development as “ominous” for global peace efforts.
“Whatever be the actual military significance of the claimed successful test, it definitely makes the current regional and global scenarios even murkier and constitutes an assault on the ongoing global campaign for demilitarisation of the outer space,” said a CNDP statement, signed by peace campaigners Achin Vanaik, Lalita Ramdas, Jayaprakash ND, Anil Chaudhary and Sukla Sen.…
Noting that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, with Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, had termed the test firing as India’s bid to prepare for “tomorrow’s war”, the peace activists said “such unwarranted pronouncements from cabinet ministers sound too ominous.”…
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