Even as India's successful soft landing near moon's south pole surface makes headlines around the world, External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on Thursday (August 24) shared a photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi holding a newspaper that has India's historic feat as its banner headline which read "India's Modi out of this world." He is seen with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in the picture.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seen reading South Africa's national daily "The Star Pretoria News".
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PM Modi addresses press from BRICS summit
Speaking on the success of Chandrayaan-3 mission at the 15th BRICS Summit in Johannesburg, PM Narendra Modi said, "It is a matter of great pride for us that this achievement is being accepted as an achievement for all of humanity. On behalf of India, its people and our scientists, I thank the scientists and the world's scientific community for their wishes on this historic moment."
Watch: On Chandrayaan-3 successful landing, President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa said, "Yesterday we congratulated India for landing a lunar module on the Moon."
India scripts history
Earlier on Wednesday (August 23), PM Modi was congratulated by leaders of BRICS and other world leaders at the banquet dinner during the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg. India created history by becoming the first country in the world to make soft-landing on the Moon's South Pole and only the fourth country after the US, Russia and China to reach moon after ISRO's (Indian Space Research Organisation) Chandrayaan-3's successful mission. The development and ISRO's feat made headlines across the world and was lauded by the people and the scientific community alike.