Suva: Expressing confidence that his visit to the island nation will mark the start of a new era in the relations between India and Fiji, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday thanked Suva for extending help in his country's Mars Mission.
India does not need to rely on foreign countries for launching heavier communication satellites once its experimental mission of GSLV Mark III tasted success, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) Director M Chandra Dathan today said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi described "historic" as he witnessed India's "spectacular" success in reaching Mars in the maiden attempt, saying the country has dared to reach out into the unknown and achieved the near impossible.
An elated Prime Minister Narendra Modi described as "historic" India's "spectacular" success in reaching Mars in the maiden attempt, saying the country has dared to reach out into the unknown and achieved the near impossible.
Supreme Court quashed allocation of 214 out of 218 coal blocks alloted to various companies since 1993 terming it as "fatally flawed" and allowed the Centre to take over operation of 42 such blocks which are functional.
India's tryst with Mars begins early Wednesday when its inter-planetary spacecraft readies to enter the Martian orbit in a maiden attempt to study the red planet's atmosphere and search for life-sustaining elements.
Mars has always been a mystery for the astronauts and a rich destination for scientific discovery and robotic and human exploration. Several attempts have been made to explore the Red planet in the past to unravel one of the most biggest enigmas - Does Life exist beyond Earth?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive here Tuesday evening on a two-day visit to witness an Indian spacecraft enter the Martian orbit early Wednesday at the space agency's mission control centre in this tech hub.