Nuke scientist AQ Khan slams Pak politicians after India's successful Mars Mission

India on Wednesday made history by becoming the first country in the world to enter the Martian orbit in its maiden attempt.

Nuke scientist AQ Khan slams Pak politicians after India's successful Mars Mission

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

New Delhi: India on Wednesday made history by becoming the first country in the world to enter the Martian orbit in its maiden attempt.

It is indeed a proud moment as India now joins the United States, European Space Agency and the former Soviet Union in the elite club of Martian explorers.

While Indians were elated and congratulated all the scientists and engineers of ISRO for becoming the first country in the world to enter the Martian orbit in its maiden attempt on Wednesday, Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan took to micro-blogging site Twitter and tweeted:

Taking a jibe at India, he further tweeted:

India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) sped over 650 million km through deep space for over nine months to reach the Red Planet's orbit, making India join the elite club of the US, Europe and Russia, which reached Mars after initial failures.

The Rs 450-crore ($70 million) ambitious mission was launched Nov 5, 2013, on board a polar rocket from spaceport Sriharikota off Bay of Bengal, about 80 km northeast of Chennai.

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