The space agency said the mission represented a significant technological leap compared to the previous missions, which brought together an Orbiter, Lander and Rover to explore the unexplored south pole of the Moon.
India fell short of leaving its imprint on the moon by a little over 2.1 km. Vikram, the Chandrayaan-2 lander, lost communication with ground stations minutes before it was supposed to land on the lunar surface.
The Indian Space Research Organisation's mission suffered a setback when communication with Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram was lost seconds before it was supposed to touch down on the Moon’s surface. Here's how the sports fraternity reacted
'We owe a great debt to ISRO and the brilliant men and women who staff it. Their hard work and dedication has earned India a place in the league of space-faring nations and has inspired generations to reach for the stars,' Sonia Gandhi said.
Before taking to the dais, PM Modi shook hands with scientists and lauded their efforts. The prime minister was speaking in the backdrop of Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram losing communication with ground stations.