- Apr 11, 2007
lets go with what we know. As of Nov 2016 the satellite is offline according to the Euros and a parliament query several months later mentions it is missing..It could well be that but this is not our first satellite nor is it the first kind of satellite, Risat-2 was launched even earlier with foreign sensors with everything else being made in house. When it comes to such a complex topic with international ramifications, Nasa is also told what to tell by the US government. Even US and its various government branches, departments are no saints. They all lie worldwide as and when it suits them, it's just some are more credible and rational then others.
So let's cut to the chase. China took it out. With a missile. Thus is an extreme interpretation of "fragmentation event". They have the capability and possible as a warning to the surgical strike. Seems a bit heavy handed and very swift. Then ISRO does damage control saying the satellite has difficulties but is still present when it isn't etc etc.
It's advised not to point a phone camera at a laser show as even a second or two direct exposure can damage the camera sensor. Here we are dealing with an item that is several hundred km's above earth and moving at several times faster than a speeding bullet. I think it would be very difficult to use a ground based laser to disable a satellite. The inverse square law makes it very difficult. Chinese don't have any known space weapons.By using laser, Jamming signal, EMP, spoofing RF and taking over control and a whole lot of classified stuff. US and Russian satellites/ operational active UFO are now reported to be blending in that very same space debris which is making it even harder to detect and destroy. I bet both of these countries already posses, space based weapons to disable satellites. China may not be far behind.
Until such time i will go with the simplest explanation. How about a mechanical fault. That isn't unheard of.They also denied downing the chopper if its not a A2A missile, It could also be manpads which the terrorist in Kashmir have been known to posses in the past. Like I said the investigation is on going.
We lost a mirage in Banglore just few weeks before Balakote where it worked perfectly and all 6 returned safely.
Mig 21's crash from time to time, known as flying coffins yet one went into a dog fight and took out a F16. They're calling it a world's first.