China has asked India to maintain “peace and tranquillity” in outer space after New Delhi successfully tested a ground based anti-satellite weapon on Wednesday.
“We have noticed relevant reports and we wish all countries can effectively maintain peace and tranquillity of outer space,” the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a brief statement in response to a question on the Indian test.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier declared that India had successfully shot down a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite by an anti-satellite missile during a test. The test under “Mission Shakti,” was completed in three minutes.
India is the fourth country after the United States, Russia and China to conduct an anti-satellite test.