Mr Modi said, “Today MOM has met Mangal (Mars). Today Mangal has got MOM. The time this mission was short named as MOM, I was sure that MOM won’t disappoint us.”
Mr. Modi patted the back of Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman K Radhakrishan after watching the critical final moments with space scientists at the command centre of ISRO here.
“India has successfully reached Mars, congratulations to all of you, congratulations to countrymen,” said Mr. Modi.
“Our scientists have achieved this in the first attempt. This is first time in the world. History has been created today. We have dared to reach out into the unknown and have achieved near impossible….” he further added.
“I congratulate all ISRO scientists as well as all my fellow Indians on this historic occasion,” said the Prime Minister.