Republic Media Network first to access exclusive footage of India’s Mission Shakti
India became a superpower in space on March 27, 2019, when a guided missile was able to shoot down a target satellite. This was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an exclusive telecast.
Minutes after 6.45 pm the same day, Republic Bharat in an exclusive was the first channel to access and air the footage of the A-SAT liftoff into space that broadcast to the world that India has the capability of eliminating the enemy even in outer space.
Republic Media Network was the first to beam to its viewers in homes across India the momentous moment in history – in both Hindi and English. Republic Media Network was the only news network to be able to get the footage exclusively and broadcast it less than 8 hours after the lift-off.
Meanwhile, #IndiaSpaceSuperpower became one of the most talked about hashtags on Twitter on March 27, 2019, reaching 40.5K mentions and reached a massive audience of 311 million in 17 countries across the globe participating in the conversation.
22 States across India participated in the conversation. Amongst these, Maharashtra, National Capital Region, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, and Rajasthan were the states most active in the conversation.