After Russia destroys satellite, USA says 'will respond', amid space arms race alarm

Published on Nov 18, 2021 12:04 AM IST
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A weapons test by Russia has heightened fears about rapid weaponisation of space. Using missiles, Moscow destroyed an old satellite, Tselina D, which was in orbit since 1982. Russia was accused of endangering the International Space Station, or ISS, with the resultant debris. Western powers reacted strongly with NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg calling it 'reckless', and the US warning of a 'response'. Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov defended the test saying that other countries like the US, China, and India have conducted similar exercises. Watch the full video for more.

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