NEW DELHI: Jaishankar, the Minister of External Affairs (EAM), took to sharing an image on Thursday that encapsulates a momentous juncture: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, clutching a newspaper bearing India’s historic triumph prominently upon its headline: “India’s Modi accomplishes the extraordinary.”
Within the visual tableau, Prime Minister Modi stands in the company of Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, profoundly absorbed in the contents of South Africa’s renowned national periodical, “The Star Pretoria News.”
The progression of Chandrayaan-3 unfolded on Wednesday with a triumphant execution of a gentle landing upon the lunar expanse. ISRO communicated through Twitter: “Chandrayaan-3 Mission: ‘India, I have reached my designated haven, and I extend the same felicitation to you!’ Chandrayaan-3 has achieved a seamless lunar touchdown! Congratulations, India!”
In antecedent hours, Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister, expressed heartfelt appreciation to global leaders for their salutations upon Chandrayaan-3’s triumphant alighting upon the Moon.
As the Vikram lander, bearing the Pragyaan rover within its confines, made contact with the lunar terrain, it etched a monumental stride in India’s odyssey through space, imparting a well-earned denouement to ISRO’s protracted years of diligent endeavor.
With this feat, India joins the league of the fourth nation – following the footsteps of the United States, China, and Russia – to accomplish a successful lunar touchdown. This achievement secures a distinguished entry in the annals of history as the pioneer to alight upon the southern visage of Earth’s solitary natural satellite.