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Jaishankar States that India’s Chandrayaan-3 Mission Earns Admiration Across the Globe

India’s External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar, highlighted the global admiration for the successful soft landing of India’s ambitious Chandrayaan-3 mission on the lunar south pole. Speaking at the 20th National Summit “Take Pride 2023,” organized by Young Indians, the youth wing of the Confederation of Indian Industry, Jaishankar underscored the impact of India’s lunar achievement during a BRICS meeting.

During the BRICS meeting, coinciding with the Chandrayaan-3 soft landing, Jaishankar noted the significant admiration expressed by leaders from various parts of the world. The successful mission marked India’s third lunar exploration effort and the second attempt at a soft landing, establishing India as the fourth country, after Russia, the US, and China, to achieve this feat. India’s lunar exploration included placing the Vikram lander on the lunar surface and deploying the robotic rover, Pragyaan, making history by landing on the uncharted south pole of the moon.




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India’s Historic Lunar Landings

Addressing the summit, Jaishankar emphasized India’s strategy to maximize opportunities and minimize risks in leveraging technology for developmental progress. He recalled a business meeting in Sweden, where the focus was on India’s 5G network rollout, highlighting the rapid pace of technological advancements in the country. Jaishankar drew attention to the Nordic countries’ keen interest in discussing India’s telecom sector, emphasizing the significance of India’s achievements and contributions in the global context.

The minister outlined three key elements associated with India — talent, technology, and tradition. He shared insights from his visit to Sweden, where discussions on India’s 5G network showcased the country’s remarkable progress in the telecom sector. The attention garnered from Fortune 500 companies, doubling or tripling their investments in India, reflects the confidence in the country’s abundant talent pool.

Jaishankar emphasized that “Brand India” is a combination of the nation’s identity, achievements, and cultural heritage. In a technology-driven world, India’s strategic approach is to harness opportunities and mitigate risks, recognizing the immense potential of technology to facilitate developmental leaps. The minister praised India’s digital public infrastructure, highlighting its admiration on the global stage.

Referring to the “Amrit Kaal” (Golden Age) belonging to young Indians, Jaishankar acknowledged the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government’s efforts in providing a strong foundation to realize the goal of a “Viksit Bharat” (Developed India) in this decade. The minister’s remarks at the summit underscored the multifaceted progress and global recognition that India has achieved, particularly in space exploration and technological advancements.

In conclusion, India’s successful Chandrayaan-3 mission and its broader technological strides, as highlighted by External Affairs Minister Jaishankar, showcase the nation’s prowess and impact on the global stage. The achievements in space exploration and technology reinforce India’s standing as a key player in the international arena, with a strategic focus on maximizing opportunities for developmental progress.

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