ISLAMABAD -Indian PM Modi has been alleged of betraying Official Secrets Act.
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for announcing that India had demonstrated anti-satellite missile capability, saying only a "foolish government" would make such a disclosure and "betray" a defence secret.
In an address to the nation, Modi had on Wednesday announced that India had demonstrated anti-satellite missile capability by shooting down a live satellite under 'Mission Shakti', describing it as a rare achievement that puts the country in an exclusive club of space superpowers.
Slamming the announcement by the prime minister, Chidambaram tweeted, "The capability to shoot down a satellite has existed for many years.
A wise government will keep the capability secret. Only a foolish government will disclose it and betray a defence secret." The former finance minister also questioned the motive of the government in making the announcement.