Indian PM Modi alleged of betraying Official Secrets Act

Indian PM Modi alleged of betraying Official Secrets Act
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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.

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