President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President Hamid Ansari and a host of leaders congratulated ISRO scientists on the successful launch of navigation satellite IRNSS-1G today.
“Congratulations to ISRO team on successful launch of PSLV-C33 carrying IRNSS-1G,” the President wrote on micro-blogging site Twitter.
Lauding the scientists, Modi tweeted “with this successful launch, we will determine our own paths powered by our technology”.
Congratulations to ISRO team on successful launch of PSLV-C33 carrying IRNSS-1G
— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) April 28, 2016
In his congratulatory message, Ansari said the “flawless launch” by ISRO scientists has “demonstrated India’s capabilities in the space sector”.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said, “More big milestone for our country. ISRO makes us proud again. Congrats to all scientists for this feat. Leadership of @narendramodi inspires”.
1 more big milestone for our country.ISRO makes us proud again.Congrats to all scientists for this feat.Leadership of @narendramodi inspires
— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) April 28, 2016
“Congratulations to @isro & entire team on successfully launching 7th & last satellite of #IRNSS constellation IRNSS-1G #TransformingIndia,” Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu hailed the launch of the PSLV-C33 carrying IRNSS-1G as another “proud moment for India”.
“Hearty congratulations to @isro for launching IRNSS – 1G. Another proud moment for India,” he wrote.
Hearty congratulations to @isro for launching IRNSS – 1G. Another proud moment for India.
— N Chandrababu Naidu (@ncbn) April 28, 2016
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, “Heartiest congratulations to @ISRO scientists on successfully launching seventh & the last satellite of IRNSS constellation ‘IRNSS-1G’.”
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said, “Heartiest Congratulations to @isro on launching IRNSS – 1G. #ProudIndian”.
India today successfully completed its mission for a regional navigational system on par with US-based GPS with the successful launch of IRNSS-1G, the seventh and last in the constellation of satellites that make up the system, on board its Polar rocket PSLV-C33 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre.