Chandrayaan and ISRO were the talk of the town at the G20 Summit, with many world leaders congratulating the lunar mission. IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva congratulated India on its remarkable achievement of producing a low-cost satellite, hailing it as a significant milestone in the field of economics.
The epic sci-fi film ‘Interstellar,’ directed by Christopher Nolan, was made at a cost of around 1,400 crores, and the remarks of the IMF chief were strikingly similar in acknowledging India’s achievement. Kristalina Georgieva also extended her congratulations for the successful launch of Aditya L-1, a mission designed to study the Sun, while British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak expressed his pride and joy in India’s remarkable space missions.
At the BRICS summit, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa shared the joy of witnessing the successful soft landing of Chandrayaan-3, expressing admiration for India’s space achievements. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth also extended their congratulations to India, emphasising that India’s space achievements showcase its technological prowess and inspire a ‘journey to the future’.
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva congratulated Prime Minister Modi and India for the historic achievement of landing Chandrayaan-3 in the South Pole region of the Moon and the successful launch of India’s first solar-powered mission, Aditya, marking these achievements as significant milestones in space exploration. He hailed the two major achievements as marking significant milestones in space exploration, recognising India’s remarkable contributions to the field. Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, as well as the President of the Union of Comoros and African Union Chairperson Azali Assoumani, joined the chorus of congratulations, extending their warm wishes to India for the success of Chandrayaan-3.