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President congratulates ISRO on successful rocket launch

IANS 30 Jun 2014, 14:03:13 IST
New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee Monday congratulated ISRO on the successful launch of an Indian rocket that carried five foreign satellites. The achievement was a "significant milestone" in the progress of India's space capabilities, he said.

In a message to K. Radhakrishnan, chairman of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Mukherjee congratulated him and his team for the successful launch of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C23, carrying five satellites from four countries.

"The nation is proud of this important achievement which is a significant milestone in the progress of our space capabilities," he said.

"Kindly convey my greetings to the members of your team of scientists, engineers, technologists and all others associated with this great mission," the president said.