Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, YSR Congress president YS Jaganmohan Reddy and other leaders on Monday congratulated ISRO scientists on the successful launch of the PSLV C-23 rocket carrying five satellites.
Noting that the successful launch has made the country proud, they wished success for ISRO in its future endeavours.
India today successfully launched five foreign satellites from four countries on board PSLV-C23 rocket which placed them in orbit, an achievement described by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as an `endorsement` of the country`s space capabilities.
Besides Modi, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan and Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu also witnessed the launch from the Sriharikota spaceport in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh.
"It is a very happy occasion. I congratulate every ISRO scientist who contributed to this success and enhanced India`s glory," Chandrababu said in a statement here.
The Chief Minister, who witnessed the launch along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at SHAR, remarked that the intellect and efforts of scientists were placing India on a high pedestal in the world in the fields of science and technology.
He wished the ISRO would achieve more such laurels in future under the leadership of its chairman K Radhakrishnan.
He thanked the Prime Minister for his presence and encouraging words at the launch of PSLV-C23 that placed five satellites of France, Germany, Canada and Singapore in space.