PM Narendra Modi spoke to the members of ISRO at the Monitoring Centre in Bengaluru after the communication from Vikram Lander lost in the Chandrayaan 2 mission. He lauded the stupendous work of the organisation for the mission. He also said that he spent the wee hours of the morning to watch the Chandrayaan 2 mission unfold with ISRO as they inspired him. Placing faith in ISRO's ability, PM Modi said that the resilience and tenacity are central to Indian ethos.
"Resilience and tenacity are central to Indian ethos. In the glorious history of thousands of years, we may have been slowed down, but it never broke our spirit. We have bounced back again and bounced on to do spectacular things. This is why our civilisation stands strong," he said.
#LIVE on #ProudOfISRO | I am seeking inspiration from you. You, by yourselves are a sea of inspiration: PM Modi interacts with #ISRO scientists. Tune in to watch here - https://t.co/lpnVZxoMbs pic.twitter.com/n4ziD87YUr— Republic (@republic) September 7, 2019
#ProudOfISRO | 'India is certain that there will be many more opportunities to rejoice and be proud. We are full of confidence that when it comes to our space programme, the best is yet to come': PM Modi at the #ISRO Monitoring Centre in Bengaluru pic.twitter.com/TCHFxvZzDE— Republic (@republic) September 7, 2019
Towards the final moments of the historic feat, just before it landed on the surface of the Moon, the mission suffered some technical glitches. As it stands, ISRO's Twitter handle shared that they have lost communication at 3:00am IST. Speaking about the situation, ISRO Chairman K Sivan confirmed in a statement that contact with Vikram lander was lost at about 2.1 kilometers above the Moon's surface and added that the ground station is analysing the data. ISRO said the data from the Chandrayaan 2 mission is being analysed.