Chandrayaan 2: PM Modi says ‘be courageous’, ‘don’t lose hope’ after loss of contact with Lander

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked ISRO scientists to be courageous and not to lose heart after India’s space agency announced that communication with Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram lander was lost before touchdown on Saturday.

It is not a small achievement and the country is proud of you, said Modi.

India is proud of our scientists! They have given their best and have always made India proud. These are moments to be courageous, and courageous we will be. We remain hopeful and will continue working hard on our space programme, Modi added.

Union Minister Amit Shah said ISRO’s achievement with getting Chandrayaan-2 so far has made every India proud. He wished them for future endeavours.

“ISRO’s achievement with getting Chandrayaan-2 so far has made every Indian proud. India stands with our committed and hard working scientists at @isro. My best wishes for future endeavours,” Amit Shah tweeted.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi congratulated the ISRO team for their incredible work.

“Congratulations to the team at #ISRO for their incredible work on the Chandrayaan 2 Moon Mission. Your passion & dedication is an inspiration to every Indian. Your work is not in vain. It has laid the foundation for many more path breaking & ambitious Indian space missions,” Rahul tweeted.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also in a tweet encouraged scientists and said, ‘we are proud of them’. They have done a great job.

“We are proud of our scientists. They have created history. No need to lose heart. Our scientists have done a great job,” Kejriwal tweeted.