India declared that anti-satellite missile test (ASAT) was operated in a low orbit of fewer than 300 kilometres. It was done at a particular angle to make sure that minimal debris was disbursed above into space to avoid damage to other satellites or ISS. Defence Research and Development Organisation chief G. Satheesh Reddy said that the ASAT test was intentionally done at a lower orbit of 280 km to ensure that the debris decay very fast. He also said that the country has mastered the capability to kill satellites at 300 km above the earth.
Reddy spoke after the country faced the criticism from the US space agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) where administrator Jim Bridenstine said that India's ASAT test had created about 400 pieces of debris of which 24 were in an orbit near the International Space Station. "That is a terrible, terrible thing to create an event that sends debris and an apogee that goes above the International Space Station. That kind of activity is not compatible with the future of human spaceflight," Bridenstine said.
India has released a video presentation of Mission Shakti to show how target satellite was blasted 300km from the Earth. The Indian Defence Minister said that SAT was successfully conducted by DRDO on March 27 with a new interceptor missile against an alive orbiting satellite in the low earth orbit in a Hi to Kill mode
The Mission Shakti is successful conduct by India and this makes the country as the fourth nation in the world, with the capability to target satellites through an Anti-Satellite Missile. Modi praised and interacted with scientists saying that 'you have all given a message to the world ki hum bhi kuch kam nahi hain'.