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Chandrayaan-3 Triumph: Putin Hails India’s Progress in Historic Landing

Chandrayaan-3 Achieves Successful Moon Landing: India Makes History with South Pole Descent

In a groundbreaking achievement on Wednesday, India scripted history in the realm of space as Chandrayaan-3 successfully landed on the southern pole of the moon. Following a 41-day journey, Chandrayaan-3 made contact with the lunar surface precisely at six o’clock in the evening on Wednesday, taking only four minutes to touch down.

This accomplishment marks India as the first nation to land on this part of the moon’s surface. Furthermore, India has become the fourth country to successfully execute a space mission by landing an exploration craft on the lunar surface. Previously, only the United States, Russia, and China had achieved this feat. Congratulations pour in for India from across the globe.

President Murmu and PM Modi Extend Putin’s Congratulations

Russian President Vladimir Putin extended his warm regards to India for this historic feat. The press service of the Russian presidential office, the Kremlin, stated that Putin congratulated Indian President Draupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the successful southern pole landing of Chandrayaan-3.

In his message, Putin expressed, “My hearty congratulations to India on the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3’s lunar mission to the southern pole of the outer space. This achievement stands as a testimony to India’s significant progress in the field of space exploration and undoubtedly in science and engineering.”

Russia Misses the Mark in Creating History

Putin’s message comes at a time when Russia fell short of making this historic achievement just four days ago. After a 47-year gap, Russia launched the Luna-25 spacecraft with the intention of reaching the moon’s surface, but unfortunately, it faced a setback.

Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, announced in a statement on Sunday that Luna-25 spacecraft met with an accident after entering an uncontrolled orbit. According to media reports, as soon as the Luna-25 spacecraft lost control, it collided with the moon’s surface.

In a span of just days, India’s Chandrayaan-3 managed to etch its name in lunar exploration history, landing successfully where Russia faced adversity. This achievement not only underscores India’s space prowess but also solidifies its reputation as a frontrunner in space technology.