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Chandrayaan-3 successfully touches down on the moon in historic moment for India

An Indian lunar probe successfully completed its landing on the moon on Wednesday (August 23), marking a pivotal moment in both lunar exploration and India’s reputation as a formidable space player.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi proudly hoisted the Indian flag while observing the landing from South Africa, where he is currently attending the BRICS summit.

Amidst an atmosphere of elation, scientists and officials exchanged applause, cheers, and embraces as the spacecraft achieved its lunar touchdown. The achievement now propels the government’s focus towards stimulating investments in private space launch ventures and satellite-centric enterprises.

This endeavor marked India’s second endeavor to softly land a spacecraft on the moon, and its success comes within a week of Russia’s Luna-25 mission setback.