Minutes before the touchdown, the communications from Chandrayaan-2's Vikram lander to ISRO's ground station in Bengaluru was lost on Saturday. Taking to Twitter over the development, BJP chief and Home Minister Amit Shah said that Indians are proud with ISRO's achievement with getting Chandrayaan-2 so far. Adding that India stands with the committed and hard-working ISRO scientists at, Amit Shah extended best wishes to them for their future endeavours.
ISRO’s achievement with getting Chandrayaan-2 so far has made every Indian proud.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) September 6, 2019
India stands with our committed and hard working scientists at @isro.
My best wishes for future endeavours.
Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal also took to Twitter and said that the nation remains hopeful and courageous and having no doubt that India will cover the last mile SOON. Saluting the work and huge efforts of the ISRO scientists, the senior BJP leader added that they have made India proud.
What a phenomenal achievement!!!! We are there..... we shall remain hopeful and courageous and have no doubt that we will cover the last mile.....SOON— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) September 6, 2019
Responding to the development, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath also stated that the nation is proud of the scientists. He added that the scientists at ISRO have been a source of perennial inspiration for all of us with their vision, commitment & tenacity.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Kapoor shared a poem by former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee and said that the courage of the ISRO scientists remains unparalleled.
My dear @isro scientists, your courage is unparalleled. I am reminded of Atal ji’s beautiful poem.....— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) September 6, 2019
हार नहीं मानूंगा
रार नई ठानूंगा
काल के कपाल पे
लिखता मिटाता हूं
गीत नया गाता हूं ....
स्वर्णिम भारत का सपना हमने मिलकर देखा है !
आपके प्रयत्न शीघ्र फल लाएँगे#Chandrayaan2
Earlier, speaking to the ISRO scientists at the monitoring centre in Bengaluru, PM Modi said that the nation is proud of them and asked them to be courageous.
India is proud of our scientists! They’ve given their best and have always made India proud. These are moments to be courageous, and courageous we will be!— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 6, 2019
Chairman @isro gave updates on Chandrayaan-2. We remain hopeful and will continue working hard on our space programme.
Making the announcement, ISRO chief said that the Vikram lander descend was normal and as planned till 2.1 km. He added that subsequently, the communication was lost and the data is being analyzed.
This is Mission Control Centre. #VikramLander descent was as planned and normal performance was observed up to an altitude of 2.1 km. Subsequently, communication from Lander to the ground stations was lost. Data is being analyzed.#ISRO— ISRO (@isro) September 6, 2019