New Delhi: Rajya Sabha passed a resolution congratulating scientists on the success of Chandrayaan-3. The approval was given at the conclusion of a discussion on ‘India’s Great Space Journey Marked by Successful Soft Landing of Chandrayaan-3’. The discussion was chaired by Vice President of India Jagdeep Dhankar.
“It has been more than six decades since Indian space travel began. Today the country has developed the capability to launch indigenously manufactured satellites. Not only this, it also provides guidance and assistance in launching satellites for other countries. We have also witnessed a shift towards achieving self-reliance. The successful Chandrayaan-3 mission showcased India’s achievements in space on the global arena. This is the pride of India,” said the Vice President.
ISRO’s strength to achieve these feats at a fraction of the cost compared to leading space agencies like NASA and ESA is commendable. Dependence on imports is less today. Entry of private enterprises into the exploration sector is vital for India’s space, he said.