Despite Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO losing contact with the Vikram lander in the last minutes of its descent, leaders around the world on Saturday exuded confidence in India and its space mission, saying the world would “reckon the major technological advancement” of Indian space programme.
Bhutan Prime Minister Lotay Tshering was the first world leader to hail the development. He took to twitter lauding ISRO for the courage and hard work on Chandrayaan-2 and said that he had no doubt the space agency would accomplish the lunar mission in the future.
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Bulgaria also congratulated India for Chandrayaan-2. “We congratulate India on their historic #Chandrayaan-2 mission attemng to land at the lunar South Pole. Despite last-minute challenges, it was a giant step forward towards reaching the ultimate goal next time,” tweeted Ministry of Foreign Affair of Bulgaria.
In his address to the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed ISRO’s scientists saying that they live for the country and irrespective of setbacks the country’s resolve to reach the moon has strengthened more.