President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have congratulated Indian scientists on the successful launch of the country’s fourth navigation satellite, making India proud by joining the rare club of five nations with their own GPS system.
In his message to ISRO Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar, President Mukherjee said: “My heartiest congratulations to you and your entire team at the Indian Space Research Organisation for the successful launch of PSLV-C27, carrying the IRNSS-1D.” The nation is proud of this achievement which has demonstrated, yet again, India’s increasing space capabilities, he said.
The prime minister also congratulated the scientists. “Launch of satellite IRNSS-1D is yet another manifestation of the exemplary efforts and utmost brilliance of our scientists. Congrats to them,” Modi said.
India on Saturday successfully put its fourth navigation satellite into orbit in copy book style, bringing the country a step closer to having its own satellite navigation system.(IANS)