Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on March 27, 11:23 am, had sent Twitter to a frenzy when he tweeted about the surprise address announcement. The Prime Minister wrote from his personal Twitter handle, “I would be addressing the nation at around 11:45 AM – 12.00 noon with an important message. Do watch the address on television, radio or social media.”
Netizens were shocked and literally panicking because the tweet seemed almost like the demonetisation period. Just after the announcement, social media began assuming the possibilities of why Narendra Modi wanted to address the country in the first place.
Twitterati openly discussed what they thought it would be.. another demonetisation, surgical strike or may be anything on the Balakot airstrikes. As the time for the announcement came, Google Trends had two major words which were topping the list. It’s ‘Demonetisation’ and ‘Surgical Strike’.
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However, the Prime Minister managed to really surprise all of us when he announced the success of Mission Shakti. Modi announced that India had now become an elite space power. A-SAT, an anti-satellite weapon successfully targeted a satellite on a low earth orbit. He further said that Mission Shakti operation was a difficult target to achieve, but was completed successfully within three minutes of launch. The PM again took to Twitter and shared the video with a message, “In the journey of every nation there are moments that bring utmost pride and have a historic impact on generations to come. One such moment is today. India has successfully tested the Anti-Satellite (ASAT) Missile. Congratulations to everyone on the success of #MissionShakti. ”