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India launches record 104 satellites in one go

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India successfully launched 104 satellites in a single mission on Wednesday, setting what its space agency says is a world record of launching the most satellites at one go.

Of the 104, 101 are foreign satellites to serve international customers as the South Asian nation seeks a bigger share of the $300 billion global space industry.

“This is a great moment for each and everyone of us. Today we have created history,” said project director B. Jayakumar.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his congratulations on the launch conducted by the state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) that went off smoothly and was carried live on national TV news channels.

“This remarkable feat by ISRO is yet another proud moment for our space scientific community and the nation,” he said. “India salutes our scientists.”

Modi is bullish on India's space programme and has repeatedly praised the efforts of scientists who three years ago pulled off a low-cost mission to send a probe to orbit Mars that succeeded at the first attempt.

ISRO's low prices attracted international customers to launch 75 satellites last year from Sriharikota in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh.

The launch of PSLV-C37 in a single payload, including the Cartosat-2 series and 103 co-passenger satellites, together weighed over 650 kg.

Out of 101 nano satellites, 96 were from the United States and one each from Israel, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates.


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saudagar(indian) Feb 15, 2017 10:40am

most heartiest congratulations india

shankar Feb 15, 2017 10:44am

Congrats to ISRO, scientists and astronomer. You have made India proud!!!

Dangal Feb 15, 2017 10:45am

Rising toward reclaiming the past glory of being the melting pot of the world.

Saleem Feb 15, 2017 10:45am

Great news and acheivement, Congrats ISRO

observer Feb 15, 2017 10:42am

Wow, more than a 100 satellites in one go! .Whatever ISRO plans, it is successful. Congratulations!

Naveen Feb 15, 2017 10:45am

Great news for all

NIRAJ CHAWHAN Feb 15, 2017 10:45am

ISRO= Virat kohli of international space market...we are proud of it.

rohtak Feb 15, 2017 10:45am

Congratulations from all proud Indians to ISRO for achieving such unusual milestone.

SB Feb 15, 2017 10:45am

Head lines of the day .. Great going ISRO

ASHISH ROHILLA Feb 15, 2017 10:45am

Congratulations Isro for making India proud once again

S V Feb 15, 2017 10:46am

Excellent..Proud of my country,India...

ashutosh Feb 15, 2017 10:45am

proud to be an Indian.

sodawaterbottleopenerwala Feb 15, 2017 10:45am

congrats ! next mission jupiter in 2021-22 best luck isro !

Ritesh Feb 15, 2017 10:43am

Wow

Kabir Feb 15, 2017 10:45am

Great India .

kerala Feb 15, 2017 10:43am

That's my India. Scientists are highly respected by Indians irrespective of religion. Bharat mata ki jai.

zakendra Feb 15, 2017 10:46am

how many ? 30? no..50 ? no.. 70 ? no... it is one hundred one four satellites. congratulations INDIA. PROUD MOMENT.

Chaitanya Feb 15, 2017 10:46am

what an amazing achievement, really incredible.

Jubeir Feb 15, 2017 10:46am

The future is visible

Indy Feb 15, 2017 10:46am

Make in India .

Inqelab Zindabad Feb 15, 2017 10:47am

Proud

Akhil Feb 15, 2017 10:47am

I remember people making comments at previous achievement of ISRO that India should focus on the Poverty etc etc. This one shows how you earn money. Demonstrate the capabilities and earn business. This is a big business.

Congratulations ISRO!!

Neutral Feb 15, 2017 10:47am

Commendable! India are on a right path of development and catching up with other developed nations by focusing on business. Wish the Pakistan have luck for good leaders showing right path to the nation and its people.

Innerpeace Feb 15, 2017 10:46am

Waiting for this news.. 104 satellites and 101 foreign satellites .. ISRO pride of INDIA.. Next target mission to Venus..ISRO Amazes every time with new records.. Chairman statement - we r not competing with others , We r competing OURSELVES...

Tejaswi Feb 15, 2017 10:47am

Thanks dawn for publishing about the launch. Next is SAARC satellite. Waiting for the day to launch Pakistan satellite using Indian rocket.

Raja_india Feb 15, 2017 10:45am

Bravo! Another gr8 achievement of ISRO now. Congratulation!

Inner Peace Feb 15, 2017 10:47am

Waiting for this news.. 104 satellites and 101 foreign satellites .. ISRO pride of INDIA.. Next target mission to Venus..ISRO Amazes every time with new records.. Chairman statement - we r not competing with others , We r competing OURSELVES...

Sunny Sydney Feb 15, 2017 10:48am

Congratulations ISRO. Proud to be Indian.

Amit Feb 15, 2017 10:48am

Congratulation India. This is called progress. Thanks to all the scientist of ISRO and govt of India for the support.

Amit Sharma Silicon City, Bangalore

Usman Shaukat Feb 15, 2017 10:47am

Wake up SPARCO...

Inner Peace Feb 15, 2017 10:48am

Waiting for this news.. 104 satellites and 101 foreign satellites .. ISRO pride of INDIA.. Next target mission to Venus..ISRO Amazes every time with new records.. Chairman statement - we r not competing with others , We r competing OURSELVES...

KSRana Feb 15, 2017 10:48am

Proud of you ISRO, Making, India a great nation

Dharmesh jhala Feb 15, 2017 10:49am

Proud moments for Asia

Sanjiv Feb 15, 2017 10:48am

It's a great achievement by ISRO scientists.

AMIt Feb 15, 2017 10:46am

Congratulations to ISRO. u always make us proud.being a developing country it is a huge achivement for india and indian space industry. Commercial satellite launch will collect more revenue to india. Proud moment for all indians today.

Usman Shaukat Feb 15, 2017 10:49am

Wake up SUPARCO....

wiserneighbour Feb 15, 2017 10:49am

That's a remarkable record breaking achievement! congrats to our scientists.proud to be an indian.Jai hind!

harvinder singh Feb 15, 2017 10:47am

Congrats @ISRO for making India proud... 96 satellites are from foreign countries, rest are Indian... way to go...

ASHISH VYAS Feb 15, 2017 10:50am

Great!!!! Love u India. Feeling proude to be an Indian.

Etna Feb 15, 2017 10:47am

Science and technology is the religion of the future.

Vishal Feb 15, 2017 10:50am

Proud to be an Indian.

RAja hindustani Feb 15, 2017 10:50am

Proud moment for India and Asia. Kudos to ISRO for this remarkable feat !!!

Anonymous Feb 15, 2017 10:50am

Super proud moment for d Nation India.....Hatsoff to All scientists n Govt n researchers

sakthi Feb 15, 2017 10:50am

Congratulations isro . Stay focused on innovation, growth, progress and development to become the best in the world.

Nobody Feb 15, 2017 10:47am

Outstanding

Padmakar Feb 15, 2017 10:50am

Next missions on Mercury and Mars..

saudagar Feb 15, 2017 10:50am

first they ignore you, then they laugh at you , then they fight against you, then they JOIN you ,thats when you WIN !

Anonymous Feb 15, 2017 10:48am

Super proud moment for d Nation India.....Hatsoff to All scientists n Govt n researchers

SM Feb 15, 2017 10:51am

Wow! Hats off India! This proves again how much India is investing in Science and Technology! That's how it should be.

white thunder Feb 15, 2017 10:50am

We are achieving new milestones in Space Technology..way to go...congratulations to all indians....

Mitra Feb 15, 2017 10:50am

Congratulations to the entire team behind this Project..... We are proud of you.... Nation proud of you..... Wish all the very best for your all upcoming projects

Anonymous Feb 15, 2017 10:48am

Super proud moment for d Nation India.....Hatsoff to All scientists n Govt n researchers

abhay Feb 15, 2017 10:51am

congrats india

Vikas Srivastava Feb 15, 2017 10:51am

glorius capacity of India .

vicky Feb 15, 2017 10:51am

World record made by ISRO...........this is what we mean by 56 inch chest!!

Vikas Srivastava Feb 15, 2017 10:52am

glorius capacity of India .

Padmakar Feb 15, 2017 10:52am

This is creating strategic power imbalance in South Asia :)

deepak Feb 15, 2017 10:51am

On Addition above news....Project cost is 100 cr and 200 cr earned...100 cr profit

Tan Feb 15, 2017 10:52am

Well done ISRO. Most of the satellite being from other countries, it generates good revenue for India.

Mayank Feb 15, 2017 10:53am

Was checking India's space prowess on wikipedia and its marvellous, not less than any other super power. Proud being an Indian.

sK Feb 15, 2017 10:53am

Thanks DAWN for the prompt reporting of positive news from India. Congrats to all scientists involved. Around $150 million has been earned by launching these satellites for foreign countries. The technical abilities garnered from this project and the confidence of succesful completion will spill over into other areas of the country's economy which is good for a developing country like India. These achievements are a testimony to what ordinary Indians can achieve since the majority of the people that work in ISRO and other organizations are not high flying engineers from IITs/NITs.

A Feb 15, 2017 10:53am

The workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle carried nanosatellites from seven countries when it took off at 9:28 a.m. from Sriharikota, a tiny barrier island in southeastern India. These included 88 from San Francisco-based Planet Labs Inc. as well as others built by companies and universities in Israel, Kazakhstan, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates.

cyber Bhai Feb 15, 2017 10:53am

Once again Indians shown that they are peaceful, Workaholic, Dedicated , "In right direction" and also COST EFFECTIVE. Thank you world for Trusting, Appreciating and Encouraging us. Thank you Dawn for publishing news on front page. Also, Inshallah Scientific progress and Satellites (previous and later) will help whole south Asia in field of communication, weather and natural calamities.

Nizam Feb 15, 2017 10:53am

Congrats to ISRO for their remarkable achievement..Wish them in future cross many milestone in space research and development

jawad Feb 15, 2017 10:53am

What an achievement by South East Asia. Who cares about China.

Anusri Tripathi Feb 15, 2017 10:54am

Proud moment for India. Keep it up.

Raj Feb 15, 2017 10:54am

I am an Indian and of course I am very very proud today. It would be so very great if Pakistan was competing with us in technology rather than spending its energy on battling with us. But I do hope, new generations will come to realize it too and things will get better.

cyber Bhai Feb 15, 2017 10:55am

Venus Calling !

BROTHER THERESA Feb 15, 2017 10:55am

ISRO, the epitome of government organisation. Kuddos guys, you made us all proud.

Manoj Feb 15, 2017 10:55am

This is real india proud of being indian congrats scientist and indian

D.K. GAUTAM, NEW DELHI Feb 15, 2017 10:55am

Commendable feat. It is high time India captures a good slice of 300 bn dollar space market.

Rocky Feb 15, 2017 10:56am

this will cause strstergical imbalance in the region :P congrats ISRO! proud moment!

Suman Feb 15, 2017 10:55am

First of all a great great thanks n congratulations to ISRO team and all Indian scientists whose tremendous effort came in a positive way..As we Indians r proud of what our scientists had achieved n will achieve in coming future..Pakistan should learn from us also compete with us in this field also.

Kandar Feb 15, 2017 10:56am

Congratulations! Heard many countries came India to learn election process also, by requesting Election commission to conduct election in their countries. Many countries are in queue to provide infrastructure and services to issue adhaar cards by govt of india in their countries.

bhujang patil Feb 15, 2017 10:57am

Worrying about the success / failure is a thing of the past.
Efficient use of cargo space is the priority now. Congratulations ISRO!

Aslam Feb 15, 2017 10:56am

We struggle to make roads where's India is making roads on space.

sK Feb 15, 2017 10:57am

According to https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/02/indias-pslv-record-104-satellites/ ISRO plans to use its own Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) satellites for orbit determination on Wednesday’s mission instead of the US Global Positioning System (GPS) as has been used on previous launches.

Mandy Feb 15, 2017 10:58am

@Padmakar You nailed it!!!

siddhu Feb 15, 2017 10:58am

We are very proud of you ISRO. Great

Bob Feb 15, 2017 10:58am

Congrats to the Indian scientists for this world record feat. May their flock grow.

BROTHER THERESA Feb 15, 2017 10:58am

Wish Our honourable late Dr.Abdul kalam was here to witness this!

Ruling Feb 15, 2017 10:58am

ISRO was the last space organization created in south Asia. Today, no one even knows about these space agencies in world. But yes, it's ISRO alone a only alone which has brought the region on the world map. It's ISRO's unique multiple launch bus system on PSLV that made us create this history. 104 sattelittes, hard to believe. We have many countries in this who doesn't even know what a satellite is all about, forget about launching it. Yes, It is the rocket science. Not easy to understand.

Zulu Feb 15, 2017 10:56am

Great achievement......Congrats from other side of the border

Ahmed Feb 15, 2017 10:58am

This is not an ordinary feat. This is huge. It is like say in one day cricket a team holds world record of 370 runs (Russia 37 satellites) and India broke it's record by scoring 1040 runs (104 satellites).

GAUR Feb 15, 2017 10:59am

Now some will say 'waste of money, rather spend it on poor'.

Nb Feb 15, 2017 10:59am

Great achievement ISRO. We are so so proud as a nation today. Must appreciate PM Modi's vision as he hiked the budget allocation to ISRO by A whopping 33% this year. Jai Hind.

SHUVAJI Feb 15, 2017 11:00am

Fabulous..INDIA's technological advancement will contribute to world peace...

Mandy Feb 15, 2017 10:59am

Well done ISRO...Proud moment...JAI HIND...

Common sense Feb 15, 2017 10:59am

Feels proud to be indian! We welcome all countries of world to take advantage of india's low cost launches.

vijay Feb 15, 2017 11:00am

ISRO will save 100Cr from this mission. What an achievement..

SECULAR Feb 15, 2017 11:00am

Great News Once Again. Proud on you ISRO.

BalaK Feb 15, 2017 11:01am

Congratulations to Indian scientists. Mr. Modi is a very good motivator also.

VINOD N V Feb 15, 2017 11:00am

My Inida is great.. feel proud

Kishore Feb 15, 2017 11:01am

Thanks down!!! Happy to read the see the video on DAWN. tq.

yashwant mahajan Feb 15, 2017 11:02am

Proud to be Indian!, Jay Hind

Rajesh Andhra Feb 15, 2017 11:00am

Its a proud movement for Indian subcontinent.

Samir Feb 15, 2017 11:04am

Go India Go! Remarkable achievement. Congratulations to ISRO Scientists & all Indians. India is UN-stoppable!

MAK Feb 15, 2017 11:04am

Congratulations , half brother India

Aniket Feb 15, 2017 11:05am

Really hope this will encourage more science in India and subcontinent alike. We need more of scientific temperament.

brr Feb 15, 2017 11:05am

News reports state: In less than 600 seconds all 101 satellites (In addition to Indian Cartosat-2) were released into space each travelling at whopping velocity of over 27,000 km per hour or at 40 times the speed of an average passenger airliner.

This is an achievement in releasing satellites making sure they dn't crash into each other.

POTYA Feb 15, 2017 11:05am

Previous record was held by Russia with 37 satellites, 104 is way ahead!! Let us compete in technology brothers...

JahangiR Feb 15, 2017 11:05am

What is the use lamenting now. We should have pursued such technology instead of all the bad uses we have put ourselves to.

Hassan zahoor khan Feb 15, 2017 11:04am

Congratulations ISRO, best wishes and more success from an Engineer.

Justice Feb 15, 2017 11:07am

@SHUVAJI first it should should serve India's purpose, world peace is responsibility of UN and not India.

TechScribe Feb 15, 2017 11:07am

Way to go ISRO. The heaviest satellite of the lot is a spy satellite which will monitor the borders of India with Pakistan and China. Around 90 satellites are from the US.

Jayan Feb 15, 2017 11:07am

Well done ISRO. Proud to be an Indian.

Bharatiya Australian Feb 15, 2017 11:05am

Congratulations ISRO. You have made India and Indians all over world proud again. ISRO and its scientists have been doing great fete over last few decades but kudos to PM Modi & its team from current government who saw ISRO's giant sublime power and gave a renewed Vision, focussed Economic Confidence & most importantly Prestige & Confidence to try & achieve great things which are World's firsts. Employment & Economic benefits to India is massive. Congratulations again to team ISRO & India.

Atal India Feb 15, 2017 11:08am

We are committed to play as global power in space industry .

shai Feb 15, 2017 11:08am

Congrats our great scientists. Big big achievement. I'm sure this will creat a positive competition in the region.

BROTHER THERESA Feb 15, 2017 11:09am

Waiting for SUPARCO to lodge a complaint against ISRO for creating a disparity of power struggle in South Asia.

Antony Ooty Feb 15, 2017 11:09am

I saw the launch live on TV . Wanted to read this from "Dawn ". Thanks as always "Dawn".

Junaid UAE Feb 15, 2017 11:09am

Correct policy makes a country developed. Wrong policy takes the country to hell. India is a good example.

Dhanish Feb 15, 2017 11:11am

Proud to be an indian

Gautam Feb 15, 2017 11:11am

@Innerpeace " ISRO Amazes every time with new records.. Chairman statement - we are not competing with others , We are competing OURSELVES..."

This is the message of Modi ...he gave an example of Sachin Tendulkar who always broke his own records...

He was talking to Students on their examination preparation over Radio Broadcast last month. Compete with yourself and thereby improve over previous achievement and climb the ladder ...that will teach you importance of peaceful life.

shah G Feb 15, 2017 11:09am

Another race started between the regional countries which will reduce the budget for the well fair of the people of this region.

True Story Feb 15, 2017 11:12am

Take a bow ISRO. Now beat it!!

SB Feb 15, 2017 11:13am

@Justice World Peace is every one responsibility

KANNADA Pramod Feb 15, 2017 11:13am

Awesome job....Congrats ISRO.... Thanks for making Bharat Proud

AZEEZ Feb 15, 2017 11:14am

total 1.5 ton satellites ( cartosat-850 kg +103 nano satellites-650 kg)

bb Feb 15, 2017 11:14am

congrts india! respect from pakistan

Sam Feb 15, 2017 11:11am

Now pakistan should compete on space programs

Indian Hindu Feb 15, 2017 11:14am

i am waiting for the moment when an Indian will enter the space on our own Space Shuttle,,, congrats ISRO proud moment for all Indians thanks dawn for publishing the article

jeyas Feb 15, 2017 11:16am

ISRO 104- NOT OUT

rajesh Feb 15, 2017 11:16am

great congratulations to ISRO

Vivaan SINGH Feb 15, 2017 11:14am

India is global power ..!!

The end is near Feb 15, 2017 11:15am

Wow, congratulations India and my Indian bros. Its a great news.

brr Feb 15, 2017 11:18am

On the way to making - MERA BHARAT MAHAN

Kannadiga Feb 15, 2017 11:18am

Congrats ISRO ...for making INDIA proud again and again.

RAJA CHILL Feb 15, 2017 11:18am

Connecting all countries via space it is INDIA's CPEC.

Rahul sharma Feb 15, 2017 11:19am

@Usman Shaukat its Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO)

I am from Indian but still I thought I should correct it.

Khan Feb 15, 2017 11:20am

It is a great achievement considering that the earlier world record was by Russia with 39 satellites. 104 is more than 2.5 times the old world record. Awesome ISRO.

Human first Feb 15, 2017 11:20am

Hearty Congrats.. looking forward for more SPACEMARKS from you ISRO .You made India proud

Murlidhar Nair Feb 15, 2017 11:20am

Wow! The whole world is watching Indian Science achievement. ISRO is unbeatable, kudos to the hard working scientists and congratulations to the whole team. Now that is called technologically advanced country, India. Proud to be Indian.

DIGVIJAY Feb 15, 2017 11:18am

Great achievement!! Wow...Very proud Moment.

ISRO Feb 15, 2017 11:21am

As of today Indian IT industry is nearly $200 billion (already set a target to make it $300 billion by 2020).... now it's time to share the $300 billion Global Space market. proud of you ISRO

Anusri Tripathi Feb 15, 2017 11:20am

@Padmakar What is South Asia? It is INDIAN SUBCONTINENT. Here the power will always be tilted towards INDIA.

ZAKFROMPAK Feb 15, 2017 11:21am

@shah G this sort of mentality I don't understand. Did you even read how many were foreign satellites? 101. Can't you see that ISRO must have earned millions out of this deal effectively financing the cost of its own satellite launch.

Brijesh Feb 15, 2017 11:24am

@Usman Shaukat Well said Usman... this is the right spirit. As an India, I am happy to see this call from you. Let us compete on progress & upliftment of our people, rather than on destruction & weapons.

Abdul rehman Feb 15, 2017 11:25am

Congratulations to the Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic of India on its achievement.

Divesh- only the truth Feb 15, 2017 11:26am

Very well done, ISRO! ISRO is an island of excellence in Indian scientific community. I wish there were innovation in other branches of technology too. I hope DRDO picks up some motivation from ISRO. To all my friends jumping and saying India is on path to development, please note we are 30 years away from coming even close to a developed status. Our cities are crumbling beneath the weight it's own people.

Expert Feb 15, 2017 11:27am

Thanks Dawn- From an Indian.

Truth Feb 15, 2017 11:28am

Congratulations India & its scientists.

rrd Feb 15, 2017 11:28am

education is mother of all achievemants and developments. india is doing right in that area

Indian true friend of beloved pakistan Feb 15, 2017 11:27am

@jawad wish Pakistan should also achieve this type of success. Heartly condolence to the bereaved families of Lahore victim. Wish both estranged brothers should learn for peaceful coexistence.

yabala Feb 15, 2017 11:30am

Awesome, awesome, totally awesome---God bless the ISRO scientists--you keep doing India proud and keep bringing it glory in the world. Kudos to the ISRO scientists and its govt's will. May they keep prospering always...

Prabhakar Deshpande Feb 15, 2017 11:28am

Congratulations, India!

Kau Feb 15, 2017 11:31am

As an overseas born Indian,I wish to congratulate the ISRO team and all Indians. This proves one thing that in peace we can achieve greater success for the whole humanity

yabala Feb 15, 2017 11:29am

@sK - Tis just the beginning--I hope its the start of a great era for Isro and India! Many more success to them..

RUCHIMAH Feb 15, 2017 11:29am

This is great achievement by anybody's standard.

being human Feb 15, 2017 11:32am

BRAVO! ISRO.!!

Rahim proud Indian kashmiri Feb 15, 2017 11:32am

Isro made century 104 satellites in space cricket and proud that it is still not out.More to come...

Indian true friend of beloved pakistan Feb 15, 2017 11:30am

Thank u Dawn.

Jai HInd Feb 15, 2017 11:31am

Congrats ISRO. Thank you Dawn for publishing it.

DJ Feb 15, 2017 11:35am

Congrats India Congrats ISRO !

Indian4rmblore Feb 15, 2017 11:35am

ISRO Keeps making us proud. salute to these scientists and the whole team. congratulations to all indians .

Another view Feb 15, 2017 11:33am

Good. All SAARC nations should participate in utilizing this capability, especially from Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. These countries have many good universities, research organizations and even government departments can use this capability to send satellites (agriculture, green cover and forrestation, weather and snow patterns, commercial uses like telecom, TV bands, etc)

AKT Feb 15, 2017 11:36am

@Zulu Thanks Bro

Samir Feb 15, 2017 11:37am

"Of the 104, 101 are foreign satellites to serve international customers as the South Asian nation seeks a bigger share of the $300 billion global space industry."

India means business!

A Feb 15, 2017 11:36am

Only technological cooperation and exchange of students can build the bridge between our two countries...and then

Nothing else will really matter !! When Saudi Arabia can do .....then why not Pakistan ?

Honest Feb 15, 2017 11:37am

Full credit to ISRO scientists..they have made every Indian proud!! Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan all should have been natural allies of India...being subcontinent race having the same DNA...

DV Feb 15, 2017 11:38am

We are best..

Zalmay Feb 15, 2017 11:41am

Congratulations from Pakistan. Hope we start vying for supremacy in tech advancement & ameliorating plight of our masses.

indian jacobite Feb 15, 2017 11:42am

keep up the spirit

deepu Feb 15, 2017 11:45am

Profit of 100 crore........thank u ANTRIX CORPORATION..

Surya Kant Feb 15, 2017 11:45am

Incredible is an apt word to describe this incredible feat. C Congratulations team ISRO. Your this feat will go a long way in improving quality of life of mankind.

chandu Feb 15, 2017 11:46am

great acheievement by india

Diplomacy works Feb 15, 2017 11:46am

What a feat .... ISRO is unbelievable in science.. India is great.

zafar Feb 15, 2017 11:46am

Inshallah, soon India will have the monopoly on launching satellites for all the world. Indians have always been superior compared to neighbors.

Manish Gunjan Feb 15, 2017 11:48am

good to see all the positive comments about this article. Congrats India. Thanks everyone for the comments and also for not trolling on this one

Pramod sharma Feb 15, 2017 11:45am

Proud to be an Indian,congratulations to all,jaihind

Inner Peace Feb 15, 2017 11:47am

Project cost 100 crores , and total satellites sent 104 - 95 lakhs($135k) for one satellite .. phenomenal...

Samurai Feb 15, 2017 11:51am

Its technology show case and achievement for future business. Way to go Dear Scientists! it is a slap on the new york times which published cartoon to impugn Indian mars mission/ space mission.

RP Sharma Feb 15, 2017 11:53am

Well Done India .

Amit choudhary Feb 15, 2017 11:53am

@Raj Well Said.

giri SACHIN Feb 15, 2017 11:56am

@shah G INDIA earns by launching satellites of other countries.

Sandeep Sinha Feb 15, 2017 11:57am

@Hassan zahoor khan Good to know ur spirit...

Shahid Feb 15, 2017 11:54am

@Usman Shaukat, SUPARCO is our white elephant.

SK ( ROTTERDAM ) Feb 15, 2017 11:58am

Great ...but last launch was equally great though only 20+ satellite..... because one satellite was built by STUDENTS of Indian Institute of Technology ( IIT) Mumbai and I just can't forget the happiness and pride beaming on their faces. I have a friend from IIT Kanpur.

No wonder today IITs of India are considered to be prestigious university all over the world.Many get admissions easily in Top Most Universities of the world.

Congratulations !

SUNILSM Feb 15, 2017 11:59am

Congrats ISRO, you always make us proud, Just a normal day in the office for you may be :)-

Sohan Feb 15, 2017 12:02pm

Some say why India needs Space program when so many poor people in the country. As you can see the space programs provides jobs for thousands and earn huge revenues from these space launches, this is good for everyone - people, employment, economy and of course the country's international standing - all to serve and make the common man proud. Thank you ISRO and its leadership.

South Asia Feb 15, 2017 12:00pm

@Shahid It is not a white elephant, it requires some attention and nurturing. And ofcourse, some new talent.

citizen Feb 15, 2017 12:04pm

Why China is not giving this satellite technology to us? We can also compete with India..

hkulkarni Feb 15, 2017 12:02pm

There is a list of people who should be thanked. starting from.

M K GandhiJI NehruJI ShashtriJI IndiraJI RajivJI, AtalJI, ModiJI

And all indians for supporting nation in it's worst situations.

-thanks harish

Sardar Feb 15, 2017 12:04pm

@shah G get ur facts right ... no one is capable in south asia in this race

Truth v2 Feb 15, 2017 12:08pm

How many satellites our country has launched totally? :(

VINEETH Feb 15, 2017 12:09pm

The challenge in this mission was not so much about the payload weight as it is commonly misunderstood. Most of those 100+ satellites are tiny nano-satellites weighing less than 10kg each. The aggregate weight of these satellites comes to around 600 kg, less than the primary payload Cartosat-2D which weigh 700 kg. The tricky part of the mission was in timing the ejection of the tiny satellites so that they collided into one another.

Ramd Feb 15, 2017 12:10pm

Just remembered Abdul Kalam the Indian Scientist President for his scarifying endeavours...the sub continent people are pretty smart if they want to...but there are crazier ones too...who blow themselves up...

Dharmesh jhala Feb 15, 2017 12:11pm

India and Pakistan should open border so no conflict between boundaries and Kashmir, Pakistani should be free to work and settled in India and Indian should be free to work and settled in Pakistan. Only this formula can help to process for both nation and save from future war.

annie Feb 15, 2017 12:12pm

@POTYA .... congratulations ISRO, we are proud of this moment and sucess in future endevours. We are not competing with anyone, instead we are competing ourselves providing good technology and less cost.

Only human Feb 15, 2017 12:10pm

Congrats to ISRO !

Global Peace Feb 15, 2017 12:13pm

@Usman Shaukat It is SUPARCO. & they will setup Space Station with help of China

Venkat Feb 15, 2017 12:15pm

WoW! Way to Go ISRO/INDIA !!

diwakar Feb 15, 2017 12:14pm

@shah G :Who are the other participants in the "race" ?

TNSI Feb 15, 2017 12:15pm

@ Justice: Each and every individuals should take the responsibility on world peace. not only the UN.

Venkat Feb 15, 2017 12:15pm

@NIRAJ CHAWHAN Well , ISRO has a far more consistent record than Virat Kohli :)

Proud to be an Indian Kashmiri Feb 15, 2017 12:13pm

This is one the reasons why I love India so much. Bharat mata ki jai !!!

Harun al shEikh Feb 15, 2017 12:16pm

ISRO should take a lead in training of space technology to its neighbouring countries like Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangla Desh, Bhtan, Nepal and Afghanistan.

Let's work together to remove poverty and help every one to live peacefully to establish way of life based on knowledge.

Farasat Feb 15, 2017 12:18pm

I wish politicians and public focus on such initiatives from both sides but i dont think its possible in presence of modi. Congrats india from pakistan.

Venkat Feb 15, 2017 12:19pm

@Neutral Very good thought. I think if all people of Pakistan start thinking like you, then they can make their leaders do the same.

atif khan Feb 15, 2017 12:20pm

bravo..how many reached target :)

SK ( ROTTERDAM ) Feb 15, 2017 12:21pm

@Dr. SalariA, Aamir Ahmad

All these people are having Doctorate in different branches of Science. In simple layman terms they are called Scientist and they are working on Space Technology.

South Asia Feb 15, 2017 12:26pm

@atif khan All got placed in their correct orbits.

Vectra Feb 15, 2017 12:28pm

Great achievement

Harun al shEikh Feb 15, 2017 12:27pm

@atif khan : ALL

You should have courage and wisdom to accept achievement if it is belong to your enemy.

Sure its a big big achievement.

Let's congratulate India on this account.

Learn some thing which is positive and good for human being.

CLEAR HEADED INDIAN Feb 15, 2017 12:30pm

@shah G

What race? Apart from India, who are the other "regional powers" in space technology?

Sam Feb 15, 2017 12:31pm

Thnk you dawn

Nihon No Singh Feb 15, 2017 12:31pm

This is simply outstanding! Many congratulations!!

Vivek (Indore) Feb 15, 2017 12:31pm

It's not just about low prices, it's also the quality and success rate. ISRO's success rate is far more better than any other space agency. I remember when SpaceX' falcon explode last year without even launching.

nikus Feb 15, 2017 12:31pm

6 ton GTO rocket is almost ready. Next Modi will announce 15-20 ton class rocket on behalf of the nation/ISRO. SpaceX will definitely loose some business.

PQRS Feb 15, 2017 12:29pm

@atif khan all of them, brother.

bALAKRISHNAN kamesh KAMESH Feb 15, 2017 12:32pm

WELL.. Kohli scored 200 's in Cricket while ISRO India scored 104 not out in space... hats off

Simple Guy Feb 15, 2017 12:30pm

One basic fact that the record ISRO broke was held by Russia with 37 satellites launched in 2004 .First manned mission is awaiting government approval and will be achieved after 2020 along with many bright programs such as India coverting it's regional navigation to global one and missions to various other planets.True achievements by a true future power.

K-Ashwani Feb 15, 2017 12:35pm

@Farasat It is possible only during Modi era, what is required is the good intention from Pakistan side as well.

Vectra Feb 15, 2017 12:34pm

Great achievement.The main technology involved in this launch is to launch them in a sequence so they don't interfere with each other and go into their respective separate orbits which India successfully did it.This capability of India also proves that India now has the capability that has military dimensions as well and that is MIRV and a more complex MARV.

Prakash O Feb 15, 2017 12:37pm

@RAJA CHILL good one cant stop laughing at land CPEC

Krishnan Feb 15, 2017 12:39pm

i wish we.in the sub continent stop bickering and progress in other areas.than kashmir.kashmir is.just.an excuse.for some.to.perpetuate tensions.any impartial.visitor.can see normalcy.unless.spoilt by.miscrrants.

VGP Feb 15, 2017 12:37pm

@jawad This an achievement by India and not South Asia, its India,s achievement alone

pILLAI Feb 15, 2017 12:39pm

INDIA creates world record as well. Congratulations to all Indians & ISRO scientists.

vilas Feb 15, 2017 12:39pm

@atif khan : And the answer is 104 :-)

Indian Feb 15, 2017 12:39pm

Contrats for creating history! That's amazing!!!

SIMPLA Feb 15, 2017 12:38pm

That is India for you, my dears!

koko Feb 15, 2017 12:42pm

world has seen and accepted Indian contribution to the human society and ready to be leaded by India. CHINA...Here we come....

AKKS Feb 15, 2017 12:39pm

ISRO's consistency is amazing! Hope it will succeed in sending astronauts to space soon!

SIMPLA Feb 15, 2017 12:41pm

@Harun al shEikh Thank you Harun for such nice words.

Aniket Rastogi (PROUD Indian) Feb 15, 2017 12:43pm

@sodawaterbottleopenerwala Its not jupiter but mars again. But this time ISRO will land a NASA's curiosity like rover on mars. But thats not the next mission because next one is in 2018 which is sending an orbitor to venus and thats in collaboration with the French. NASA too has shown immense interest in both the missions and wants to be a partner. NASA also wants to fit the Indian mars rover with a telematics device so that curiosity and Indian rover can interact with each other.

almas mohommad from cuttack india Feb 15, 2017 12:41pm

superb news , great achievement - congrats on dawn to carry this new , you also deserve a silent praise , keep it up and continue to put good work , good deeds, in any south asian country so more people know about it

Sujit Feb 15, 2017 12:45pm

Congratulations ISRO...Thanks Dawn for such a nice coverage...This is was a show of true Indian intelligence without any foriegn help... We Indians and Pakistani brains must come togehter and acheive even greater feats....Lets come out of the Chinese or American clutches and join hands together to fight against poverty and terrorism and have a better future for our coming generations rather than gifting them a enemy nighbour to fight with...

THINKINGINDIAN Feb 15, 2017 12:48pm

Hey Cricket lovers of the world....Here comes another centurion. ISRO

pILLAI Feb 15, 2017 12:45pm

@zafar Not soon, India already become superior by launching 101 foreign setellites

Samir Feb 15, 2017 12:49pm

Congrats ISRO. India shining! 27000 KMPH speed means revolving planet earth in less than an hour!

point of view Feb 15, 2017 12:50pm

My India is rising and shining. In one part of India, state assembly election is going on smoothly (doesn't matter who win), the ISRO is setting a world record by successful launching 104 satellites (including 101 satellites from foreign countries), and Indian diaspora is projecting India's soft power at the global stage.

ali Feb 15, 2017 12:57pm

Congrats to my indian friends. All the best. Hopefully South Asian countries can be leaders in space technology. Its good for the region as whole. We in Pakistan cheer for all our neighbors.

Viking Star Feb 15, 2017 01:01pm

ISRO is doing a great job. Congrats from Pakistan.

Jayakumar Feb 15, 2017 01:01pm

Congrats ISRO. You mede us and our Nation proud!!!

ajay Feb 15, 2017 01:01pm

We said it. And we DID it. The success is so phenomenal that many here will suddenly shed tears for poor people in India - 99.99999% of whom are below poverty line.

Ruling Feb 15, 2017 01:01pm

@Usman Shaukat who is suparco...??

Iqbal Singh bhatia Feb 15, 2017 01:02pm

Congratulations ISRO Scientists. We are proud of you.

A shAh Feb 15, 2017 01:01pm

Well done india. Truly a superpower in the making.

Saurabh Feb 15, 2017 01:00pm

Let's remember our great hero Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on this proud day - he must be smiling down on the country he served his whole life ....

MOUZA ALI Feb 15, 2017 01:00pm

Congratulations to Indian scientists for this feat. This should lead to healthy competition between two neighbouring countries to do better than each other in the field of science. Let us hope that Pakistan will do better than this in a very short time.

GAUR Feb 15, 2017 01:03pm

@Samurai you need a different outlook, when someone makes fun of ISRO/IND then after success like these we get in their faces and give a stare to them. Then they know who they're messing with.

Sandeep K Singh Feb 15, 2017 01:04pm

@Kandar true . Met delegates from Russia, Namibia and bangladesh who are in uttarakhand to witness the election process.

Iqbal Singh bhatia Feb 15, 2017 01:02pm

Congratulations ISRO Scientists. We all Indian citizens proud of you.

IMTIAZ ALI KHAN Feb 15, 2017 01:04pm

Congrats India, South India is a different world, smart people.

S Feb 15, 2017 01:06pm

Message of the present Indian Government is simple ............Make Money For The Country .......business ...business and business.

To distribute wealth first create the wealth ........otherwise you will be distributing poverty!

A Pakistani Feb 15, 2017 01:06pm

Congratulations to India on this achievement. We in Pakistan need to compete in this sphere too. This would be healthy competition.

samuel Indian Feb 15, 2017 01:10pm

Congratulations ISRO! You folks are awesome. We will definitely bag a major share of the $300 billion global space industry. Keep up the momentum :).. Wish all other PSUs in India follow suit. Thanks Dawn and everyone here for the congratulations :)

Srini Narayanan Feb 15, 2017 01:11pm

@IMTIAZ ALI KHAN ISRO is a national organisation. It has people from Delhi, Chandigarh, Nagpur, Kolkata and even from Tripura and Assam. It's an achievement for whole of India.

TechScribe Feb 15, 2017 01:12pm

@ZAKFROMPAK It's made Rs. 100 crore of profits bro.

Samrat Feb 15, 2017 01:16pm

@VGP absolutely, only India.

TechScribe Feb 15, 2017 01:13pm

@Zalmay I really hope so. Advancement is what we should strive for as countries. Let there be a healthy competition between India and Pakistan in terms of development.

I2t Feb 15, 2017 01:16pm

Congrats neighbours on achieving this technical skill

IMTIAZ ALI KHAN Feb 15, 2017 01:18pm

@Indian true friend of beloved Pakistan Amazing words. Thank you. We will do everything to have peace in our land and fight the forces both inside and outside of our Indus valley land who are causing this. For the most part Pakistan is very much so peaceful compared to ppp days. Thank you again for your well wishes. I also pray for India and Pak to do well and lift 600 million + Indians and 50 million + Pakistanis who don't even have basic necessities of life. No doubt Indian space agency is doing fantastic job, I do believe South Indians tend to be smarter, peaceful and educated people in general.

Indian Feb 15, 2017 01:19pm

@IMTIAZ ALI KHAN I am from south India. But it is collective effort. We have scientists from all part of the country.

It is a proud moment .Thanks for the wishes my Pak friends.

TechScribe Feb 15, 2017 01:17pm

@citizen Chinese tech not as good as Indian tech bro. Pakistan can always outsource its satellite launches to India.

Medicloud Feb 15, 2017 01:18pm

Love you my Indian Scientists! Way to go!

A. A. Feb 15, 2017 01:21pm

As a Pakistani, I actually felt good about this achievement as this takes the human race forward. Well done India. Hope to compete with you guys soon!

Altaf Hussian Feb 15, 2017 01:22pm

ISRO has once again proved that with limited resources and budget it can achieve what other countries with unlimited resources and finance could not. Long Live ISRO !

SUNILSM Feb 15, 2017 01:20pm

@IMTIAZ ALI KHAN bai south, north, east or west, India is the best. Sunil from Bangalore,India.

Alba Feb 15, 2017 01:24pm

That's dynamite. Fingers crossed. Nothing happened to the rocket fortunately. There is a risk. Did India buy insurance ??

Saj Feb 15, 2017 01:24pm

MOTIVATION!

Medicloud Feb 15, 2017 01:25pm

ISRO, You are the pride of India! You make us believe in ourselves! You are the hope and you are the future! Long live ISRO! Congratulations!

ALTAF Ahemed Ansari Feb 15, 2017 01:23pm

@S Excellent !!!!! bro !! Your comment is worth remembering.

Blue Knight Feb 15, 2017 01:26pm

Luv U India.. Isro.. Jug jug Jio mere Lal Dawn.. thanks for the article

Zubin Feb 15, 2017 01:26pm

@Usman Shaukat what's sparco?

Gaur Feb 15, 2017 01:27pm

@Sujit don't get too emotional just because of few praises from other side. Be a realist!

Commonman Feb 15, 2017 01:24pm

Take a bow.ISRO made every Indians proud not just because its adding feather to its cap from every launch but placing satellites of a country which did not provide that technology to Indians after India conducted Nuclear weapon test is indeed a great inspirational journey.Thanks to Geniuses like Satish dawan,APJ Abdul Kalam.

Sanatan Dharma Feb 15, 2017 01:24pm

@IMTIAZ ALI KHAN this divide & rule policy has lost its relevance in India....ISRO have Scientists from all part of India....devoid of reginal differences & only on merits...Jai Hind....Vande Matram......

tapish Feb 15, 2017 01:28pm

Hundred of satellites positioned in one go. An achievement worth praising and emulating even by the vilest of your enemies. Well Done ISRO and others involved in the project .

SG Feb 15, 2017 01:29pm

In addition to foreign satellites for US, Switzerland, Netherlands, this also includes one for UAE and one for Israel. In the world of Science, India brings Arabs and Israel together !

Samrat Feb 15, 2017 01:26pm

@IMTIAZ ALI KHAN we got the best brains in the world, the day we get rid of poverty we'll be unstoppable.

rad Feb 15, 2017 01:33pm

@Usman Shaukat what is this?

rad Feb 15, 2017 01:32pm

@bb Thankyou brother

Joe Feb 15, 2017 01:35pm

@citizen Why China is not giving us space technology Wow. Are they in laws to give only thing free. Bro India built it from scratch. Go through ISRO history.

true minds Feb 15, 2017 01:36pm

Yes democratic India is healthy competition to undemocratic China.

rad Feb 15, 2017 01:37pm

@Zulu Thankyou brother.

Suresh Handa Feb 15, 2017 01:37pm

@Zulu Thank you my dear friends from Pakistan....... We both are great and have good brains... only thing is getting opportunity.

Suresh Handa Feb 15, 2017 01:38pm

@A. A. This is the spirit.

rich Feb 15, 2017 01:35pm

many were commenting we should focus on povert indtaed of space ect ect

well our maney for launching indian satalite was paid by the 101 foreign sat launched

so our were virtually free

we send sat to apce at the cheapest rates in the world, our neighbours too can avail the facilities

Jain P.K. (India) Feb 15, 2017 01:37pm

Hope next time there is a satellite for the subcotinent. We can share our strength.

Medicloud Feb 15, 2017 01:39pm

ISRO, You are the pride of India! You make us believe in ourselves! You are the hope and you are the future! Long live ISRO! Congratulations!

sid Feb 15, 2017 01:41pm

Congratulations ISRO, heard you are sending the next one to Venus, you guys are Heroes.

rad Feb 15, 2017 01:38pm

@Abdul rehman thanks brother

rad Feb 15, 2017 01:44pm

@zafar brother you are in no way inferior to us only things we require is hardwaorking and focus

rich Feb 15, 2017 01:45pm

another thing india has already launched a GPS system last year which can be used by all saarc country that is one of our contribution free for saarc countries

hope pakistan uses it others are, bangladesh, srilanka, nepal ect

ROCKstar Feb 15, 2017 01:52pm

This is phenomenal from ISRO. It is one of the leading space agency which can do great work in absolute minimal cost so as it can get profit. Kudos to the ISRO scientist for this amazing work which attract lots of foreign country for satellite launching. As NASA and ISRO going to work together for next mission, we hope ISRO can achieve next mission successfully.

Truth Feb 15, 2017 01:56pm

India has brain, money and power whereas Pakistan has courage, if both work together we can conquer the world.

APK Feb 15, 2017 01:57pm

Great, ISRO! You guys are Awesome. This is not an unbelievable achievement because through this ISRO’s Mars mission only India had become the first country to get a spacecraft into the martian orbit on the "maiden attempt”. If their spacecraft travelled 680 million km in 300+ days and reached the destination successfully and still functioning, this new “104 satellites in a single short” is nothing for ISRO! These guys are really incredible.

GAUR Feb 15, 2017 02:00pm

@Sohan let them say what they want to, when you got Rs 100 in your pocket only you got the right to decide what to do with it, let others babble.

ISRO Feb 15, 2017 02:02pm

Claiming our old glory is not an easy task way to go Indians wakeup..time is ours we can take our all the forgotten glory and also our land....

Desi Dimag Feb 15, 2017 02:02pm

We poor Indians are feeling proud today.

GAUR Feb 15, 2017 02:05pm

@Jain P.K. (India) why not, India has done PHD in serving others all the the time. All Mother Teresa comes from our land, no ?

splash Feb 15, 2017 02:06pm

@citizen because there is no Chinese profit in this.

ABHAY Feb 15, 2017 02:06pm

@Harun al sheikh Thanks for your comments. We are old brothers but our politicians (both sides) will ensure that we are projected as enemy.

GAUR Feb 15, 2017 02:09pm

@Desi Dimag and this is coming from a rich neighborhood.

vijay Feb 15, 2017 02:10pm

@ROCKstar infact NASA can achieve next mission successfully ;-)

Dynamite Feb 15, 2017 02:12pm

@Justice @SHUVAJI first it should should serve India's purpose, world peace is responsibility of UN and not India.

UN unable to get World Peace, so India has to take the onus...

Li-N-Ja Feb 15, 2017 02:15pm

Its an achievement in deed. The best part of this achievement is it will make having own satellite affordable for smaller countries as well as even for Universities for their research program. I hope Indian Govt will offer cheaper launching option to its neighbouring as well as poor African countries to maintain their own satellite for development of their citizens and country.

Pradeep Feb 15, 2017 02:15pm

@Usman Shaukat wat is sparco

Indian Feb 15, 2017 02:20pm

@Truth - well said bro. This is what India wants.....

Dynamite Feb 15, 2017 02:21pm

@Saurabh Indeed a Great Man Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, its because of Him that we are in space today.

Manoj Feb 15, 2017 02:19pm

@IMTIAZ ALI KHAN It's INDIA EAST/NORTH/SOUTH/WEST as a nation we won

Sandy Feb 15, 2017 02:23pm

Good job ISRO

sharma Feb 15, 2017 02:22pm

ISRO you made INDIA proud indeed !!

Sympathiser Feb 15, 2017 02:24pm

Wow.. What an achievement by Indian scientists and Engineers .. Hearty congratulations to each one of the ISRO family... Looking forward to many more successes...

GAUR Feb 15, 2017 02:25pm

@Manoj you forgot central.

Manjit Feb 15, 2017 02:23pm

Isro made habit to achieve success in every front. My dream is to see Isro mission to put indian in space and on moon. and compete with china

Mallikarjun Swamy Feb 15, 2017 02:29pm

Great

Sandy Feb 15, 2017 02:35pm

@IMTIAZ ALI KHAN : Around 240 Million indians are below poverty line (i.e. earning less than 2$ a day) - This is per 2011 census. By 2021 this is projected to go below 150 Million.

And yes - folks from South are smart but there are equally good scientists from East, West and North. Credit for this is education and its reformation pursued by successive Indian govts.

BalaK Feb 15, 2017 02:32pm

Everywhere India. Saab coming to India to establish largest aircraft manufacturing facility. Science and technology also very excellent improvements. Corruption front, the largest cleansing happening. Hope for a super power to India.

PK Feb 15, 2017 02:36pm

@Desi Dimag yes my friend..also we poor Indians are fastest growing economy and one of the most respected nations in the world...& we poor Indians do not look at any one country for our day to day needs...and we poor Indians have got our priorities right and take pride on our development and not on missiles and nukes.

IMTIAZ ALI KHAN Feb 15, 2017 02:39pm

@Indian. You are a man of peace.

Feroz Feb 15, 2017 02:41pm

@citizen Nobody will give cutting edge technology because it can earn big money and no one likes competition. Must follow the right process :- Strengthen the education system to promote rational thinking. Produce good Scientists in required numbers. Spend adequate funds in building the R & D infrastructure. Recruit and empower the Scientists to chase their dreams and achieve the goals set. Recognize and reward all the achievers.

Simply follow the basics and set goals can be achieved.

IsaBhai Surat wala Feb 15, 2017 02:42pm

It will be much more better if Pakistani joins with India.....

Sri Rama Feb 15, 2017 02:40pm

This link is helpful for all to understand the mission in more detail, this launch is a satellite constellation. follow this link https://www.planet.com/pulse/planet-launches-satellite-constellation-to-image-the-whole-planet-daily/

Azad kashmiri Feb 15, 2017 02:42pm

@truth india has enough courage.thanks anyways

GP65 Feb 15, 2017 02:43pm

@A. A. , Ali

Thank you for your good wishes.

@Farasat What do you mean? ISRO's successes have accelerated under Modi. On the SAARC summit in Nepal he offered to use Ondia's GPS for benefit of South Asia but Pakistan was not interested.

ABE Feb 15, 2017 02:44pm

While we are stuck on Metros and Motoways!

Arun-KS Feb 15, 2017 02:44pm

See the record which was broken. Earlier record of Russia was in thirties, now in 3 figures. India is top class in Software & Space Science. Hooray!

IMTIAZ ALI KHAN Feb 15, 2017 02:45pm

@SUNILSM Love to India and the peace loving people of all of the India brother. No hate for no one, but no love to anyone who talks about hurting Pakistan in their speeches or hurting India in their speeches ;) If it makes all my Indian friends happy. I pray that ISRO becomes bigger than NASA very soon far cry but still it can happen one day, it would make me happy because I know it will help the poor of India and that is what I care about. "Sab ka rab aik" My Sai Baba of Shirdi said it long time ago.

GP65 Feb 15, 2017 02:45pm

@rad SUPARCO is the Pakistani agency equivalent of ISRO

IMTIAZ ALI KHAN Feb 15, 2017 02:45pm

South Indian tend to be more educated this is what I see in general.

Vijay B. Feb 15, 2017 02:44pm

Wah bhai Wah! Maan gaye tujhe ISRO! What an achievement! Success and bragging rights no one can deny, and by an essentially a government run enterprise that is producing revenues from advanced western countries like USA and others

South Asia Feb 15, 2017 02:45pm

@IsaBhai Surat wala They have their own identity. But the 2 countries can integrate like EU in future may be.

bashir kashmiri Feb 15, 2017 02:50pm

proud to be an indian Kashmiri

gogo Feb 15, 2017 02:48pm

This is the age of technology. It will earn billions in foreign money. India needs to improve its primary and secondary education. Every district should have at least one English medium school paid by the government. This will help to uplift the poor.

Vinod Feb 15, 2017 02:51pm

Congrats ISRO. Good reporting,

Falcon1 Feb 15, 2017 02:48pm

While Pakistan cannot even manage to complete a decent Airport for its capital - which has been under construction for 15 years!!!! Much less operate a decent Airline.

Anywhere else the project would have been finished in 24 months.

krishna Feb 15, 2017 02:51pm

ok. good. so what?

unsung Feb 15, 2017 02:48pm

hope the money generated would be used for the walfare of the people who r in need,rather then ending up inside the pockets of some corrupt people.....

Hello Feb 15, 2017 02:48pm

@Samrat If we have the best brains as you put it then why do we such extreme poverty?

GURUDUTT Feb 15, 2017 02:48pm

@bb I wish Pak also joins the space club love from india

gogo Feb 15, 2017 02:52pm

@zafar India must improve its education for the poor. Education is a great leveller. No quota can match the capacity of education to uplift the poor.

IMTIAZ ALI KHAN Feb 15, 2017 02:50pm

Salam and Sat Sri Akaal to all my Indian family. Too much jazba I see in the Indian youth, wish it was use for not hating but for love. Congrats India aur launch karo satellites , don't get into caste system nonsense of India Pak.

Indian friend Feb 15, 2017 02:54pm

Congratulations and thanks Dawn for positive reporting and secondly publishing views from majority of indians.I really really wish both countries work together in common team of Space as well as cricket also.We all love pakistan from our depth of hearts.thanks Dawn once again.

Dynamite Feb 15, 2017 02:56pm

@IMTIAZ ALI KHAN - Prayers not required..needs dedication and hard work..." Malik" helps those who help themselves

South Asia Feb 15, 2017 02:53pm

@IMTIAZ ALI KHAN Agree on that. India's scientific brain is in the south. But India's political, business brains and wallet is up North. North and south are like 2 different countries.

InDIAN Feb 15, 2017 02:54pm

@gogo, so you mean to say the one's who are worked on this feet of sending 104 satellites in one go into orbit has no education?

GAurav Feb 15, 2017 02:56pm

Congratulations ISRO....Great achievement .... U make us proud again....

gogo Feb 15, 2017 02:57pm

Indians had never been so proud as they are today.

gogo Feb 15, 2017 02:59pm

Indians are poor and nobody denies that. But Indians are respected all over the world for their tolerance, hard work and education. Indians know how to live with other people with love and care. Indians are welcome everywhere. And India has a honest leader.

TORIS Feb 15, 2017 02:58pm

Great achievement !!!!

SURJIT SINGH Feb 15, 2017 03:02pm

congrats isro for making india proud. I wish Pakistan will follow us.

Indian Feb 15, 2017 03:04pm

@Farasat Why is it not possible as long as Modi is there? Mister, Prime Minister Modi is a great leader and has been praised by all world leaders. Just do a google search and read what President Obama has said about Prime Minister Modi.

Hamad Feb 15, 2017 03:07pm

No doubt. It's a great achievement by Indians in Space Technology. Pakistan should compete with other nations if they want to be recognized as a space nation. Future is for only those countries who will advance in Space, so Pakistan should start to work towards this goal.

KhwarIzmi Feb 15, 2017 03:13pm

Where is our ICBM and pace launcher?

Pakistani Feb 15, 2017 03:13pm

I am really feeling jealous, where is sleeping our SPARCO here India have been discovering and conquering the new world.

TechScribe Feb 15, 2017 03:16pm

@A Pakistani I hope you will compete with us in all positive aspects. Best wishes from across the border,

ind bihari Feb 15, 2017 03:18pm

Feeling so proud to be indian

Pratik singh rajput Feb 15, 2017 03:19pm

Well done ISRO.congratulations scientists. we miss u APJ Kalam sir.

Jew Feb 15, 2017 03:19pm

First, kindly provide 300 million people with electricity.

SAMIR RAHMAN (INDIA) Feb 15, 2017 03:20pm

@IMTIAZ ALI KHAN agree with you. Literacy rate in south Indian states are indeed higher than the rest of India, with a traditional focus and encouragement to science and math

TechScribe Feb 15, 2017 03:22pm

@Srini Narayanan You forgot Bengaluru and Karnataka

Harun al shEikh Feb 15, 2017 03:25pm

@Jew This is sick mentality...

Raj Feb 15, 2017 03:23pm

@Truth - Who says that we don't have courage? Courage is to have guts to do things beyond your ability.

point of view Feb 15, 2017 03:25pm

@gogo, "Every district should have at least one English medium school paid by the government. This will help to uplift the poor". Dear, you don't know about Indian education system. In every district in India, there are two high standard English medium school. (1) Jawahar Navodaya Vidhyalaya- a word class central government funded residential school mainly for intelligent kids from the rural area with zero fee for education, lodging, food, cloths, etc... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JawaharNavodayaVidyalaya

(2) a central school at each district head quarter. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kendriya_Vidyalaya

AKASH Feb 15, 2017 03:27pm

Of 104, 101 are so called nano satellites (means very small). They should really give the weight and size of these to appreciate the achievement.

Kumar Feb 15, 2017 03:24pm

It would be surprising to know that most of the top scientists working in ISRO are not from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology(IITies)!! Most of them are from other normal Engineering colleges in India!!! And see what they come out with! Extra ordinary stuff indeed! The top brains from IITs don't prefer to work in Indian government organizations because of low pay, preferences of work locations and other factors. Really wonder what would have been the output if those talents from Institutes like IITs too are tapped. Whatever be it, one can only view ISRO in Awe! Achievements, One after the other after the Other!Stupendous stuff indeed!

TechScribe Feb 15, 2017 03:28pm

@IMTIAZ ALI KHAN At the end of the day we are brothers. We should work hard towards uplifting our people and not fight among ourselves.

Vijay B. Feb 15, 2017 03:28pm

@IMTIAZ ALI KHAN That may or may not be true but why is that relevant here?

jj Feb 15, 2017 03:33pm

@ali , I liked the song, dil dil pakistan, I am an Indian, best wishes.

jj Feb 15, 2017 03:34pm

@The end is near , thanks

jj Feb 15, 2017 03:35pm

thanks

Hiren Feb 15, 2017 03:35pm

I m so proud to be an INDIAN.

TechScribe Feb 15, 2017 03:36pm

@Dynamite Dr.Kalam applied ISRO's re-entry technologies to our missiles. And he did a great job of that.

kevin Feb 15, 2017 03:38pm

@IMTIAZ ALI KHAN What south India ? We have only one India i.e Republic of India.

Not again Feb 15, 2017 03:38pm

Credit where it's due. I'm not a fan of India, but on this occasion Congratulations India

IND-WB Feb 15, 2017 03:42pm

@Jew First, kindly provide 300 million people with electricity. Check this http://garv.gov.in/garv2/dashboard/main

TechScribe Feb 15, 2017 03:43pm

@Falcon1 You just need to outsource it to an Indian company like GMR who built T3 in Delhi, which is a world class airport.

Billa Feb 15, 2017 03:49pm

India joining hands with the west making sure that after Earth, space should also remain unsafe. The end of the world being made sure by the powers to be reckoned with. Congrats, we all are heading towards the same fate.

Kryptonite Feb 15, 2017 03:51pm

Tough competition for NASA. Anyway good luck to NASA. Congrats to ISRO scientists.

Mian Feb 15, 2017 03:49pm

@Indy forget about that. The new world orders makes sure that India is assisted at all levels to give it a (transplant) muscles.

Umar Feb 15, 2017 03:54pm

That's nothing compared to what Nawaz Sharif has in mind he going to built the metro to the moon if IK would stop pulling his legs just wait and see in the next election

Chaitannya Mahatme Feb 15, 2017 03:52pm

@sodawaterbottleopenerwala Next mission is Venus & Mars

TechScribe Feb 15, 2017 03:55pm

@IMTIAZ ALI KHAN Given a choice, we ordinary Indians would love to travel to Pakistan, enjoy the food and culture, watch the lovely sights and spend our monies on the goodies Pakistan has to offer. I am sure Pakistanis would want to do the same in India. It's just that our leaders need to get rid of the 70 year old baggage and make all this happen.

Quaid-e-Azam Feb 15, 2017 03:55pm

Time to wake up !!! Pakistan !!!

ukasha Feb 15, 2017 03:54pm

congrats ISRO, good work, we are proud to be your neighbors

kunal majumdar Feb 15, 2017 03:57pm

@South Asia: Dear Pakistanis and Indians, please restrict your comments on the achievements of Indian space scientists. All these debate about 'comparative strengths' of South & North India are superfluous.

My 2 cents Feb 15, 2017 03:58pm

Congrats - Not being cynical - but please spare some money to alleviate poverty, fighting deceases and de-radicalizing mainstream society - as well.

patriot Feb 15, 2017 03:59pm

Congratulations and Keep it up India.

irfan uk Feb 15, 2017 04:03pm

It's good that India has so well in this sector and I think that Pakistan really needs to look into this too and start making satellites and send them to space its big business.

SHUVAJI Feb 15, 2017 04:03pm

Fabulous

SAEED PK Feb 15, 2017 04:06pm

@SURJIT SINGH Presently Pakistan has other priorities but will soon. Anyhow, congratulate India.

Raman V.R Feb 15, 2017 04:06pm

@GAUR Where is money wasted. Project cost 100 crores and profit accrued 100 crores. One hundred percent profit.

Rp Feb 15, 2017 04:10pm

@Imitiaz .Indian belive in hardwork,tolerent & caretaker also easily get familier to anyone irrespective of religion .Religion is no more to them than country..if then so sai baba which is muslim repected & devoted like God in india.. anyway congrats Isro..

Mukul Feb 15, 2017 04:12pm

wow an amazing feat is achieved

Sen Feb 15, 2017 04:23pm

@shah G contrary to your notion ISRO actually earning a lot from those launches. That fund may be used for the welfare of the state.

Avinash Feb 15, 2017 04:20pm

@Usman Shaukat A small correction Usmanbhai... It's "SUPARCO" (Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission). I would like to see many Pakistani satellites launched. The subcontinent has ample potential ... we just need to tune up our attitude.

imtiaz ali khan Feb 15, 2017 04:23pm

@TechScribe Thanks brother I also like India but like you said it's all politics. Politics have create this hate, which is so visible in the comments sections here, the youth is almost blinded by it. I love Pakistan and very proud of my nation. I also love India because there is no other country in this world which is the same to me as Pakistan other than India. I truly believe for peace and it gives me happiness to see Indian Space program do well, but hate has to be eliminated in both sides in order to be a winner in general for both of the nations we are the same. We proudly call China as our Iron brother, but reality with India and Pakistan friendship is like True Blood Brother

imtiaz ali khan Feb 15, 2017 04:22pm

@saudagar(indian) Saudagar yaar your name reminds me of a song haa haaaa. Much love.

D.K. PAMNANI Feb 15, 2017 04:26pm

I feel proud that I took birth in Great India. Congratulations. JAI HIND

D.K. PAMNANI Feb 15, 2017 04:28pm

Yeh Mera India, I love my India.

subir Feb 15, 2017 04:33pm

Bravo....Congratulations ISRO.

Dynamite Feb 15, 2017 04:40pm

@Rp - Really...been to Shirdi and Prayed there so many times never knew that Sai Baba was a Muslim....it never really mattered I guess, His teachings were what we liked and we went there ...wow

sachin Feb 15, 2017 04:44pm

There was a time when western countries mocked on our program me.But keep working hard was the mantra and now we are launching their satellites.

Amhed J Feb 15, 2017 04:49pm

today is a proud day for a anyone with black and black skin. We can not be left behind in this dying planet.

ishan Feb 15, 2017 04:49pm

ISRO : making India proud

IMTIAZ ALI KHAN Feb 15, 2017 04:52pm

@sachin Truth.

Dev Feb 15, 2017 04:53pm

Congrats india.

sangun Feb 15, 2017 04:53pm

While its a mile stone for India, it good positive reporting from Dawn! Need more such reporting to calm nerves on both sides! Well done!

Rohit(INDIAN) Feb 15, 2017 04:54pm

Congrats India and thanks Dawn for carrying the story,

SUNILSM Feb 15, 2017 04:59pm

@IMTIAZ ALI KHAN Brother the feeling is mutual and double fold my friend. Each one of us should try to be true to our iman and deeds. If so, Rest all has to fall in place naturally, sooner or later. Mr.Abdul kalam sir was the true example for it.

Guest Feb 15, 2017 05:03pm

@Kandar "Congratulations! Heard many countries came India to learn election process also, by requesting Election commission to conduct election in their countries."

Is it to learn how to legitimize elections involving illegal processes, voter intimidation, fraud and abuse involving use of state power (BJP and MOdi). If I were you I would not be bragging about it.

kaliraja thangamani Feb 15, 2017 05:07pm

Last year we visited Sathish Dawan space centre, Sriharikota with our students on a industrial visit. Thank you ISRO. We are proud of you.

EK JAISA Feb 15, 2017 05:10pm

We may have many issues among ourselves... regionally and socially and politically... But as a nation... There's no divide in India. North - South - East - West - We are united and We love and respect each other as One...Glory to the United States of INDIA. ..We are United and Its Unity in Diversity. Thats our strength. and That what India is About. We miss you Kalam Sir. Thanks to the greats.. C.V. Raman, Meghnad Saha, Vikram Sarabhai, Homi Bhabha who made ISRO happen. What you Sow is what you reap.

Nirav Feb 15, 2017 05:14pm

@jawad it's India's achievement.South East Asia has got nothing to do with the rocket launch.

Milan Bhise Feb 15, 2017 05:12pm

Salam ISRO !! Another proud moment for India. Many more to come.

Nirav Feb 15, 2017 05:19pm

@Harun al shEikh we invited Pakistan to join our lead in the SAARC satellite. They kept on objecting to various things and eventually we had to ask Pakistan to leave. The satellite is now called South Asia satellite.

haider Feb 15, 2017 05:24pm

@Usman Shaukat it's suparco

er. kundan Feb 15, 2017 05:22pm

it is very proud moment to we indian////we want pakistani too work like that....request to new generation of pakistan........"let us forget everything wrong going between us and and do something good for our people"

tech talk Feb 15, 2017 05:22pm

Pakistan should build satellites and launch it vide using Antrix commercial services on regular basis...only CPEC is not sufficient..its just a road and 20kms per day of new road is laid in India by Nitin Gadkari & his ministry..Roads for Prosperity..

Gurpreet Singh Feb 15, 2017 05:24pm

Great achievement & proud moment for Indians everywhere. I hope Pakistan can also compete with India in space technology in the near future. All the best!

Prabha Feb 15, 2017 05:25pm

@Zalmay Thank You !!! wish the same.....

UNLAWFUL Feb 15, 2017 05:31pm

@MOUZA ALI Wishful thinking mate. Needs to come out from the very core of the education structure.

Agni Feb 15, 2017 05:33pm

Congratulations India.!!. Extremely proud of scientists and technicians of ISRO.. Great achievement ! .. Thank you for making every Indian Proud..

T.M. Reddy Feb 15, 2017 05:36pm

Where are those 1st world countries? They were saying that the 3rd world countries have no food, no this and that!!! Here you have some food for you "the 1st world" who also took pride of third world countries inserting their satellites in the skies.

R.S. Menon. Feb 15, 2017 05:37pm

@TECH TALK

The figure 20 kms/day is for National Highways. Gadkari is also constructing 133 kms/day of rural roads. One more term for Modi, India would have development equal to 40 years of Congress rule. Wonder whether the U.P. voters are also thinking on the above lines?

R.S. Menon, Bangalore

Purush Feb 15, 2017 05:38pm

@jawad Well said.

Nb Feb 15, 2017 05:38pm

@techtalk..gadkari is laying roads at rate of 111km/day.not 20

Purush Feb 15, 2017 05:38pm

@Zulu Thanks.

SAY NO TO HATE Feb 15, 2017 05:39pm

@Iqbal Singh bhatia Some were made by students and yup not South India. It's whole of India from Kashmir to Kanyakumari bro. I am deeply pained that our beloved APJ Abdul Kalam is not alive to see his success.

Prabha Feb 15, 2017 05:38pm

@Harun al shEikh It is very much possible!!! only thing is all need to co operate with one another. Modi had offered a free satellite for SARC countries !!! inter connectivity odf SARC through roads etc but.......check why its not materializing....

Purush Feb 15, 2017 05:42pm

@Hassan zahoor khan Thanks for the appreciation Hassan. Thats the professional spirit.

Purush Feb 15, 2017 05:41pm

@bb Appreciated. Thanks for expressing.

Advice by fellow Indian Feb 15, 2017 05:43pm

@VGP Please be gracious while celebrating. Even Indain govt is trying to make SAARC satellite a reality, and rightly so.

saudagar(indian) Feb 15, 2017 05:44pm

@Nb; GADKARI or suresh prabhu may be next pm 2019 onwards .

SAY NO TO HATE Feb 15, 2017 05:45pm

@IMTIAZ ALI KHAN I am a Nepali and an Indian. NEVER generalise bro, we are a diversely unified society. Diversity is our identity. We are diverse, thus we are successful. While I was doing my engineering. I lived with all Tamilians, Kannadigas, Mumbaikar Marathi, North Eastern.

Danish Feb 15, 2017 06:00pm

Congrats to ISRO team and Indians. Great achievement!

Vivek singh Feb 15, 2017 05:59pm

I love my India. My Mother India. We will live for you, we will die for you.

kerala Feb 15, 2017 06:00pm

@IMTIAZ ALI KHAN We are one as a nation. Indias is known for its unity in diversity. ..and we are proud of it.

Tariq Feb 15, 2017 06:00pm

Way to go India!

Dr Ram Babu Feb 15, 2017 06:02pm

Great news !

Abhishek Feb 15, 2017 06:02pm

Congrats ISRO. Jai Hind

Tvarma Feb 15, 2017 06:05pm

@South Asia That is the basic reason a team is effective. Everyone brings in a different skillset and talent.

TamilselvAn Feb 15, 2017 06:09pm

India launched satellites from UAE, Kazaksthan, Israel, USA and other countries. Really wish it could launch satellites from Pakistan too provided Pakistan makes peace with India.

Indian4rmblore Feb 15, 2017 06:14pm

India has become a global player in space technology, it will continue to grow, we need to support all the govt. on this who has supported ISRO in all these years, now it is on verge of giving back huge incentive as well as name to india.

Dynamite Feb 15, 2017 06:21pm

@Guest - no one likes you

Sj Feb 15, 2017 06:29pm

Good

Simba Feb 15, 2017 06:35pm

India rocks! way to go, guys.

Someone Feb 15, 2017 06:37pm

@Guest If Modi and BJP were doing fraud and using intimidation, AAP could not have had come into power and neither Nitish Lalu combo in Bihar.

Axomiya Feb 15, 2017 06:35pm

@IMTIAZ ALI KHAN My dear, the Chief Scientist of Chandrayaan-1, Dr. Jitendra Nath Goswami is from Assam and there are many more from other areas but majority of the scientists are from South India. So what's your point?

gaffer Feb 15, 2017 06:41pm

Launching Israel and Arab satellites together. Wow - a beautiful example of striving for peace and brotherhood between unfriendly nations.

Reeba Feb 15, 2017 06:42pm

Great Achievement! Kudos to the scientists behind this. But one thing to remember is these satellites will become space junk in a few years and there should be some ways to dispose them without littering the space.

Twitter General Feb 15, 2017 06:46pm

@GAUR No-one will say that bcos 101 satellites are foreign. Now India isn't launching them for free. There is serious revenue being generated here.

JAgan Feb 15, 2017 06:47pm

I am Proud

Kashmiri indian Feb 15, 2017 06:49pm

I am a proud Kashmiri Muslim Indian. I love Kashmir. I love India.

nikus Feb 15, 2017 06:52pm

@gogo you can learn spoken english later too. in most states of india,english is second language. literacy rate has nothing to do with scientific and technological achievement. a large country like india 80% literacy rate is enough and we have already achieved it.we have to spend more on high end research.

Sachin4sr Feb 15, 2017 06:52pm

Congrats Indian Brothers

Nawaz Feb 15, 2017 06:54pm

In Pakistan, we are sinking deeper under the weight of record debt, while others are heading into space!

The irony is remarkable.

Amir Indian Feb 15, 2017 06:56pm

@EK JAISA What you Sow is what you reap - very well said and that's you can see in every field - Green Revolution (Agriculture), White Flood (Dairy), Blue Revolution (Water Mgmt), Telecommunication etc. etc.

DevjyotI Feb 15, 2017 07:00pm

@Gaur Dear Gaur, we dont depend praises from anywhere from the world. from 1947 to 2017..see where we are..because of nobody else...Its possible due to us..& will power ...& am sure we will do much more achievements not just in space, but in other fields also...Just wait & watch. Praises will come to us, once achievements will be there

GAUR Feb 15, 2017 07:00pm

@Guest if I were you I'd be looking at my own country and see that its military that still take all important calls in the name if democracy.

DevjyotI Feb 15, 2017 07:01pm

@IMTIAZ ALI KHAN Thanks

smp Feb 15, 2017 06:58pm

I hope one day my Pakistani brother will launch that Too.

Noorfatimah Feb 15, 2017 07:07pm

wow, this is a big success, these satellites will help to provide services to all humanity.

Ajaya K Dutt Feb 15, 2017 07:12pm

Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad and Dr.Abdul kalam, two Indians I respectfully salute for this achievement.

India is where she is, and the future is bright because of the dedication and devotion of ALL Indians.

One day other countries in the sub continent will benefit from this rend too.

Thanks.

Thiru Feb 15, 2017 07:14pm

@Nawaz When CPEC power projects come online, with its other infrastrure like motorways and metro, Pakistan will be rich.

Twitter General Feb 15, 2017 07:17pm

@Reeba

Let the brilliant minds worry about that.

Pallavi Tyagi Feb 15, 2017 07:16pm

We are very proud of our India n ISRO...today we are missing sir APJ Abdul Kalam badly...!

Apache_indian Feb 15, 2017 07:21pm

What is amazing is that most of the ISRO heads are educated mainly at Indian Institute of Sciences and Bhabha Atomic Research facility.

India has two true advanced sciences institutions in the forms of IIS and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. We need to build of these types of institutions and get more Indian companies collaborate with them.

It will be a wonderful public-private partnership to produce cutting edge mathematics, physics, chemistry, and metallurgical sciences.

India was the epicenter of civilization 2000 years back and it is time she takes her rightful place in the global order.

Apache_indian Feb 15, 2017 07:24pm

@gaffer,

Religion has to be a personal matter not to be imposed on others. We have got much much bigger problems than worrying about how to worship God.

Sciences and mathematics will help us solve those existential problems and the world needs more brains working in those areas.

Awan Feb 15, 2017 07:27pm

Congratulation India!!! Salute to the team.

Nb Feb 15, 2017 07:28pm

@saudagar(indian)..its Modi and Modi-fied India till 2029 man. Three terms. Nothing less than that.

suttumon Feb 15, 2017 07:31pm

@ali Thank bro We wish Pakistan also develop these technology for eradicating poverty

Muhammad Feb 15, 2017 07:33pm

Congratulations from Pakistan and hope for even bigger achievements

Twinkle Feb 15, 2017 07:36pm

@IMTIAZ ALI KHAN your words are always appreciable

ghaznavi Feb 15, 2017 07:41pm

No big deal. If anyone thinks this is solely Indian accomplishment they are wrong. Pakistan can do the same given all the assistance Indians are getting from their western cohorts. West is busy in marketing India as the next competitor to China. I am not impressed.

Amhed J Feb 15, 2017 07:43pm

space race is on. UK,US,Russia,China just realised who is the real Kohli of space.

Justwasif Feb 15, 2017 07:40pm

India is going in right direction,

Justwasif Feb 15, 2017 07:44pm

@ghaznavi you need to rethink.. My dear

Hugh Jorgen Feb 15, 2017 07:47pm

@Raj Hopefully things will change in the near future (for good) because the only constant in the universe is change.

aslam shaikh1 Feb 15, 2017 07:48pm

But still hearts are so small that even a cricket match in Lahore couldn't be swallowed

PB Feb 15, 2017 07:52pm

@Usman Shaukat Wont wake up.. There are reasons why ISRO rocks & that reason is intellectual diversity of different ancient cultures which continues to thrive in India..

TechScribe Feb 15, 2017 07:52pm

@imtiaz ali khan So true. We were the same country before 1947. It's alright if we are two nations now. We have similar problems such as poverty and education to address.We can cooperate so that people in both the countries can prosper.

Young Prince Feb 15, 2017 07:54pm

@Neutral Definitely Pakistan will have good leaders. India and Pakistan will have good relations going ahead. It's all in the mind nothing else.

Ouzzy Feb 15, 2017 07:59pm

@Tejaswi no we are ok

AKKS Feb 15, 2017 08:01pm

@ghaznavi, you will never be impressed unless you change your mentality!

Shyam Kokku Feb 15, 2017 08:09pm

Great feat by the scientists of ISRO. They've proved to be numero uno in space research and rocket technology in the world!

Rajeev gupta Feb 15, 2017 08:08pm

@ghaznavi who wants to impress you buddy?

Kashif Iqbal Feb 15, 2017 08:10pm

@ghaznavi Does that even matter? Give credit where it is due and look for reasons why China or western countries are not supporting us on this

Arun Feb 15, 2017 08:11pm

@TamilselvAn Does Pakistan have the expertise to make a satellite on its own

ADD (Canada) Feb 15, 2017 08:12pm

Great effort by India. Congrats to their scientist. India making huge strides.

sherali mitha Feb 15, 2017 08:12pm

Mera Bharat Mahan Hai, Congratulations and appreciate your dedicated work and sincere efforts. Hope you will also be benefitted by the Govt. in your pay scales and status. Thanks to your families also for their sacrifice.

Rajashok Feb 15, 2017 08:13pm

@Amhed J UK is not in the race...

Mark Feb 15, 2017 08:18pm

In case India and Pakistan as one nation TOGETHER It could have been 1004 satellites .

Super Indus country :

Candyman Feb 15, 2017 08:16pm

@ghaznavi Totally understandable brother.

ADD (Canada) Feb 15, 2017 08:19pm

@ghaznavi

Whatever!!!

ghaznavi Feb 15, 2017 08:23pm

@Rajeev gupta "@ghaznavi who wants to impress you buddy?"

;)

anony Feb 15, 2017 08:21pm

Why is it that there are still millions of indian citizens dying of hunger and poverty every single day.

anurag Feb 15, 2017 08:27pm

those who still think we are not using our resources properly, check this link and believe me its START not the end of benefits. http://tecake.in/news/space/isro-recover-half-cost-indian-mission-launching-foreign-satellites-28839.html

Stardust Feb 15, 2017 08:27pm

This feat will go a long way towards proving India's technical capabilities in this high-tech field with just a handful players in the world, With competitive, actually unbeatable cost benefits when compared with any of its competitors this should attract a bigger and bigger share of the very lucrative market in terms of its financial rewards for the country. Here's one example of a state-run enterprise of a country like India that is on par with the best in the field. Well done, India and ISRO.

Kamran 3 Feb 15, 2017 08:25pm

This is very embarrassing. India should feed million poor people.

A Kashmiri Indian muslim Feb 15, 2017 08:29pm

Congrats ISRO, proud to be indian muslim from Kashmir.

ghaznavi Feb 15, 2017 08:31pm

@AKKS "@ghaznavi, you will never be impressed unless you change your mentality!"

No being impressed is not such a bad thing. There was no magic here! neither was any innovation there. So what is there to impress. Yes it was milestone for ISRO and congrats for that but that's all to it. I mean for how many years India was building Arjun, Tejas and the rockets that all were falling into Bay of Bengal and all of a sudden all is going picture perfect. They got help by the very nations who block this technology to us.

Sijin SANKAR Feb 15, 2017 08:31pm

Proud moment to an Indian. Congrats ISRO and all the best for next mission.

hitman Feb 15, 2017 08:33pm

very proud....in future v must share resources with pak n others!!

Counterpoint Feb 15, 2017 08:44pm

@ghaznavi Mars mission was the first ever successful slingshot mission in the world. How do you say India got technology transfer to accomplish that?

SID Feb 15, 2017 08:46pm

@Falcon1 Indian Govt has decided to build second green field airport for Mumbai ( near Navi Mumbai) . Indian company GVK power ( operator of Mumbai & Bengaluru airport ) has bagged the project for $ 2.4 billion dollar for 60 million passenger capacity terminal. It will have two parallel runway of 3.7 km each & parking space for more than 104 wide body jet .The project is schedule to complete within 36 months . Given the track record of Modi Govt, it is quite possible to complete the project within stipulated time.

sadguru Feb 15, 2017 08:51pm

proud to be an indian

Rk Feb 15, 2017 08:54pm

@ghaznavi we are not doing all these to impress you..and not need it certification how we developed the technologies.

Govind Feb 15, 2017 09:02pm

Nice to see , Dawn carrying the news in first page and happy to read the congratulatory messages of our Pakistani brothers. Congratulations to ISRO scientists. You really made us proud. We miss you Kalam saab-the rocket Man..

Indian Feb 15, 2017 09:00pm

heartly congratulation. we will go to make the APJ Abdul Kalam dream into sucess, His dream is : Moon, Earth & Mars is the home of every human being. we will travel everywhere.

Nabarun Dey Feb 15, 2017 09:01pm

Great going ! Yet another feat !! Great feeling to be an Indian.

citizen Feb 15, 2017 09:02pm

@ghaznavi : why china is not providing this technology to us so that we can impress the world by launching 404 satellites?

KA Feb 15, 2017 09:03pm

Salute to our great scientists from ISRO. Next ISRO can achieve is landing on Moon and Mars .Also thanks to Dawn for publishing this news predominently. For last thousands of years Indians have contributed immensely to Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy , Space , medical and other branches of sciences. Now ISRO scientists are keeping this legacy going. Dr Abdul Kalam the most famous Scientist and ex-president of India was a product of such rich scientific culture of India.

Gaur Feb 15, 2017 09:11pm

@ghaznavi ever manufactured a pin on your own ?

Girish Feb 15, 2017 09:13pm

Congratulations to our scientist who have worked extremely hard to make it a successful mission . Not to forget the contribution of their families as well.

Well done and you have done us proud. Keep the tricolour flying high.

Gaur Feb 15, 2017 09:13pm

@ghaznavi self flattering at its bedt, hence always relying on China.

Gaur Feb 15, 2017 09:15pm

@ghaznavi ever made a pin on your own?

Harambe of Cincinnati Feb 15, 2017 09:33pm

@Zulu : You mean Bangladesh?

nikus Feb 15, 2017 09:36pm

@Girish many are women. double credit to them...

Swetha Feb 15, 2017 09:53pm

@anony It matters because we earn money through it and also helps to be progressive on technology.And also we pulled millions of poverty.And it needs heart to appreciate your neighbours efforts.

Harambe of Cincinnati Feb 15, 2017 09:53pm

For long, Individually, worldwide, foreign PIO's were not respected and people only saw poverty in all of us. I saw this attitude in the Pacific and N.America, and have never been to India yet! Now, they know better! Thank you, India

Mrityunjay Tripathi Feb 15, 2017 09:58pm

@TamilselvAn Modi has many a times mentioned this in his speeches that advances made by India in space tech can be beneficial for all the SAARC countries.

Harambe of Cincinnati Feb 15, 2017 09:59pm

@Kau : Yes, and even in the face of constant distraction by militants and hostile neighbour, India can focus on greta social and scientific achievements! Make India great!

Sudarshan Feb 15, 2017 10:08pm

@atif khan Every single one

Peter Feb 15, 2017 10:11pm

Wow ....congratulations India !

India Feb 15, 2017 10:09pm

Feeling Proud of My Nation India..

South Indies Feb 15, 2017 10:12pm

This is huge. A major technical achievement given the small budgets for ISRO compared to other countries.ISRO budgets are getting bigger though and that is also good news

abdul latif Feb 15, 2017 10:20pm

WOW ! Simply awesome.......hats off. Proud to be an Indian.

Naveed Lotia Feb 15, 2017 10:28pm

Congratulations India. A proud moment for Indians

Syed F. Hussaini Feb 15, 2017 10:28pm

@ISRO

This is the advantage of having no restrictions or bans on the IT or space markets.

Imagine the hundreds of billions of dollars the Indians would make by removing the bans on beef and bars!

Thanks.

Vaibhav Feb 15, 2017 10:38pm

Hats of to modi and ISRO.

Third Party Feb 15, 2017 10:39pm

Congratulations India ! Thanks Dawn !

Hindustani Feb 15, 2017 10:39pm

Nice to see apriciation from across the border. Hope you will be able to make such things in future. Love my nation

Kashif Iqbal Feb 15, 2017 10:42pm

@anony Even China has a huge population living in poverty

Imkamal Feb 15, 2017 10:44pm

@Brijesh This successful launch is the best compliment to Pakistan's founder by any Indian.Sooner the exposure of false premise propagated by of Indian leadership in last 6 decades , better it is for the people of South Asia .

Naveen Feb 15, 2017 10:58pm

I tell u the reason of ISRO's huge successes mission after mission. The isro scientists come from very humble background, from normal engineering colleges they graduate into high quality space scientists by their hard-work and dedication.

For many negetive people here, let me remind them, isro is coming up with voyage to Venus and mercury, 2nd mission to Mars and Rover into moon, and finally to sun which is named as Aditya. By 2030, India will have its own space station. Respect the achievement of this modest agency which not second to any one in this world, please read what the world media is saying about India and ISRO. Compete if you can, I challenge the world.

biman Feb 15, 2017 11:12pm

Congratulations ISRO

gknatarajan Feb 15, 2017 11:16pm

SARC nations can be proud of this achievement and shud.jointly progress on all, education, scintific, economic fronts; andforget hate camphaighns! it will be lesson to other nations, weat, east!

Rohan Feb 15, 2017 11:15pm

@Syed F. Hussaini India is the no. 1 exporter of beef in the world. Just google it if you don't believe me.

Truth prevails Feb 15, 2017 11:25pm

Well done. Great country. This is real development of India. Proud to be Indian.

LS Feb 15, 2017 11:33pm

@atif khan They are satellites. Their target is an Orbit. All of them were release in the orbit.

Abdul rehman Feb 15, 2017 11:32pm

Why are we comparing to India? Even Bangladesh is way ahead in literacy and technology.

computer Feb 15, 2017 11:36pm

Proud to be an indian. we will succeed one day collectively in our goals surly ...

Imran NAZIR Feb 15, 2017 11:45pm

Thank you DAWN.COM for showing this news on your paper.A great news for all those country who want to send their satellite at cheap price in space.INDIA is rising power of space. Congratulation to all member of ISRO. Hoping SPARCO will learn something from our nation and will bring some joyful moment for our pak brothers and sister.

kevin Feb 15, 2017 11:53pm

@Syed F. Hussaini You are ignorant about the real fact. India over come USA and worlds number 1 exporter of beef and earning billions of dollars. Don't believe me but can google it and confirm. Before writing and international paper like Dawn atleast educate self.

sundarhans Feb 15, 2017 11:54pm

@ghaznavi. No sir you are wrong. Precisely the Indians learned from their earlier failures. The success did'nt come all of a sudden but through years of hard work. In fact when India wanted to get technology for cryogenic engines from Russia, USA blocked it. Nonetheless India has developed ist own cryogenic engines which obviously took years.

RAJA RAMAN Feb 15, 2017 11:55pm

@bb . Thank you Bro. Thank you DAWN for publishing this news in the main page. Common people are India are just like Common people of Pakistan. We want to live in peace. Hope both countries will move away from hostile postures and there will be more people to people connect.

Rajesh Feb 16, 2017 12:14am

@anony If that is the case than in 365 days 365 million would have died of hunger. That comes to 1/3 of Indias population. In 3 years there will be all dead in india due to poverty.

Krishna Feb 16, 2017 12:16am

Pakistan and other South Asian countries too can benefit from ISRO's capabilities......we can have satellites for SAARC nations.

Bahadur Feb 16, 2017 12:22am

Congratulations to India!

San Feb 16, 2017 12:41am

@ Anony , @Ghaznavi.. Inspite of all her problems, India is doing the right thing and moving towards betterment of its Citizens. With such a big population, the good effects to trickle across all segments will take time. Meanwhile , next generation is getting confident by India's achievements. These good things happening send a positive vibe to prospective investor's thereby Compounding and fueling Conducive growth environment for growth of Skill and Talent. This is where the true benefits of progress are tangible. Now if someone is hell bent on only looking at weaknesses, How do you improve yourself.. If you understand my point, I would say, there is some hope for your kind.

Indian fan Feb 16, 2017 12:41am

Gr8 work..

Rasik Feb 16, 2017 12:43am

feel proud !

Rasik Feb 16, 2017 12:43am

feel proud !

Abhishek Varma Kakarlapudi Feb 16, 2017 12:47am

@IMTIAZ ALI KHAN I think its because south india for most is not conquered by central asian and arabian invaders......South was not polluted with those bad influences ....... That answer is for people like you who want to see difference in south and north indians.........According to me (a south indian ) All problems are collective responsibilty of all Indians and all our sucesses are consequenses of pan Indian efforts

Indian Feb 16, 2017 01:29am

@Farasat - Modi is in power from last 3 years - FYI

Myview Feb 16, 2017 01:52am

Graduating from the call centre of the world to the rocket launcher of the world.Congratulations India! You make the whole region proud.

Cal Feb 16, 2017 02:04am

@Samurai don't try to be negative on this marvelous achievement. High achievers ignore these meaningless trivia.

SANDY Feb 16, 2017 02:31am

@citizen Amazing.

SANDY Feb 16, 2017 02:29am

amazing

Imtiaz ali khan Feb 16, 2017 02:34am

@TechScribe Thank you for your words yaar.

Syed Feb 16, 2017 02:38am

.. and we are still builiding motorways and Metro and think that is progress. Whoever rules in Technology is going to rule the world.. write it done Mr Nawaz Sharif.

helloall Feb 16, 2017 02:53am

@anony. wow, millions of Indians dying every single day? do you even read what you write?

Planettrekker Feb 16, 2017 02:56am

Rock on ISRO. A well run, visionary organization whose successes must be learned, and replicated, across all of India's industries. Willing to work for you - for free. Kudos.

ashish Feb 16, 2017 03:13am

@jawad not south east asia its particularly very much "***INDIA"

ashish Feb 16, 2017 03:16am

@Junaid UAE INDIA is a good example of correct policy

zafar Feb 16, 2017 03:19am

Congratulations to ISRO

Kevin Peter Feb 16, 2017 03:23am

@Zalmay : I welcome that comment of yours. We have very productive areas where we can have a healthy competition not the way it is now.

sultan mirza Feb 16, 2017 03:49am

@GAUR absolutely ! not sour grapes either !

udta peechan Feb 16, 2017 04:03am

@Syed F. Hussaini India is already one of the biggest exporter of beef, hides and live stocks

Tom Feb 16, 2017 04:06am

@ghaznavi But Tejas a much better fighter jet compared to your superjet j-17, Chinky copy of Mig-21. Go read the international reports on Jannes weekly. big shot........

Moth Feb 16, 2017 04:09am

Proud to be an Indian neighbor.

MG Feb 16, 2017 04:09am

@shah G -- No Idea what you are talking about.Profit made of 100 Cr from foreign countries..Read something to put some remarks

Akil Akhtar Feb 16, 2017 04:11am

India is far ahead of Pakistan in this area but 104 satellites in one rocket...were they all football sized....

NowNow Feb 16, 2017 04:18am

Great job Indians. Congratulations from Pakistan.

Sandeep Feb 16, 2017 04:17am

@Counterpoint He possibly means India got the technology from Mars itself since no other nation on earth has tried the slingshot approach before

Sandeep Feb 16, 2017 04:23am

@R.S. Menon. No they are not. They are just grumpy after demonetisation

aha Feb 16, 2017 05:21am

SUPARCO not SPARCO is Pakistan space research organisation

Arijit Sharma Feb 16, 2017 05:36am

In another 25 years time we will have overcome the deprivations imposed upon the Great Hindu Nation by barbaric invaders and occupiers. We will reclaim and restore our Civilisation !!

Myview Feb 16, 2017 05:52am

@ghaznavi Good for you dear,ISRO is not doing all this to impress you.

Truth Feb 16, 2017 06:18am

wha tpakistan needs is the educational infrastructure of india. there is so much difference between the education system of both of the country, india is poor too but they didn't make it as a excuse .

GN Feb 16, 2017 06:40am

Congrats ISRO

Mehmood Feb 16, 2017 06:44am

@NIRAJ CHAWHAN Please do not bring cricket into everything. Cricked is not an international sport and is played by only 9 countries seriously. What India did is a world beating feat and should not be belittles by comparing Virat Kohli to this.

Salman Feb 16, 2017 06:59am

Congratulations India!

Vision and hard work pays off!

The soul of visionary and sincere Jawaharlal Nehru will be very happy today.

Li LIANG Feb 16, 2017 07:19am

I'm from China, congrats to indian fellows. Really impressive achievement.

Deepak Feb 16, 2017 07:48am

@Akil Akhtar these are nano-satellites, our engineering colleges students works on it. We have lot many technologies in which we are ahead of world. Come and see India, we are not what most your countryman thinks. we have 99% road penetration to villages each each door. we have electricity, mobile,3g and 4g internet, water supply many more in 99% villages, we have big hospitals in every district and dispensaries in every village. Our democratic govt thinks of everything.

PopnRolla Feb 16, 2017 07:54am

@ghaznavi very sweet of you. Thanks.

Satadru Sen Feb 16, 2017 07:56am

Someday, I hope, Pakistani and Indian scientists will cooperate on joint space missions, instead of competing to build missiles.

Kabir Feb 16, 2017 07:57am

Congrats ISRO. Jai Hind!

Sekhar Feb 16, 2017 08:02am

@Akil Akhtar yes...... Most were Nano satellites

rajendran Feb 16, 2017 08:03am

@Kamran 3 - out of 104 sent 103 satellites were for foreign customers earning valuable foreign exchange. This is profitable business and not waste of money

SUARni Feb 16, 2017 08:14am

@ghaznavi Salaam, you are very correct. Nothing wrong with Pakistan getting this technology from China ! Goodluck

sangram Feb 16, 2017 08:11am

@shah G May we know who are in the race brother?

IMTIAZ ALI KHAN Feb 16, 2017 08:13am

@Sanatan Dharma I'm not a divider I unite and also speak my mind. Happy for Incredible India. I'm from Pakistan by the way and this to my Indian family those who have peace in their hearts. Jai Hind! And Pakistan Zindabad! :)

Rao, India Feb 16, 2017 08:22am

@Harun al shEikh Thank you Shaikh Sahab! Lets us Hope India and Pakistan, shedding their historical baggage of hate, co-operate with each other !

Manoj Singh Feb 16, 2017 08:38am

India is clear in spreading the message of competency and peace.

Rahul Feb 16, 2017 09:01am

@Salman Bro., you have a point here.. and I agree with you 100%... Though many in India are not Congress fans anymore... due to some obvious reasons... but contributions of Nehru, Indira... are enormous.. no doubt!

sabu Feb 16, 2017 08:59am

@kerala me too from kerala

sabu Feb 16, 2017 09:03am

wow ..congratulation india

Dove Feb 16, 2017 09:05am

Congratulations from pakistan

Sohan Feb 16, 2017 09:09am

The Indians are reading DAWN more than their newspapers. 564 comments so far and counting!! A great platform for sharing feelings and thoughts between Indians and Pakistani people. Great work DAWN, well done.

Khurram Bashwani Feb 16, 2017 09:14am

Good Work.

manoj Feb 16, 2017 09:18am

proud to be indian

SREENIVAS PUTTA Feb 16, 2017 09:28am

PROUD TO BE AN INDIAN

Arun-KS Feb 16, 2017 09:28am

It is not that other rival space giants cannot launch 104 satellites at one go, the best part is its unmatched cost-effectiveness & unparalleled reliability of customers in India's potential. And, right from the beginning, India focussed space programmes for peaceful purposes, no questions by any one so far.

Chandra Shekhar Singh Feb 16, 2017 09:32am

@ghaznavi First I would tell you that atmosphere plays big role for mindset. Let's take your example. You think that only defence tech is true technology. India is IT hub. We have major contribution in auto spares and pharmaceutical in world. Indian company hero is world's largest bike company. We are making many components of Boaing and Airbus. India is pioneer in solar energy. We are one of best in Carbon fiber composites. We are emerging as world's hospital. As for as defence technology, we have our own AWACS. Arjun nbt mk2 is induced. We have indigenous nuclear powered submarines. We have submarines launched ICBM. We have indigenous helicopter capable of world's highest 20000 ft altitude. We have eradicated Polio. We make world best vaccines. We have best cancer treatment facilities. We are world's largest milk producer. And many things more. Note one more thing we are fastest in eradicating poverty and fastest in GDP also.

Delhidude Feb 16, 2017 09:42am

Great. The number of comments will also become a record, for sure. Can't resist to be part of that recording breaking moment.

sanjeev Feb 16, 2017 09:44am

@GAUR : It is not waste of money. 100 satellites were for the international customers and 3 were Indian satellites. India earns huge foreign exchange on these missions and their own satellite launch becomes free. Surely India will corner major chunk of the 300 billion dollars market and a good step towards removal of poverty.

Syed Feb 16, 2017 09:49am

We have motorway, we are not worried.

JPG Feb 16, 2017 09:53am

@Kamran 3 India launches foreign satelites to recover its own launching cost.. isnt that smart enough?

ved m Feb 16, 2017 09:59am

Great..I feel more people like you are required

RUCHIMAH Feb 16, 2017 10:06am

@IMTIAZ ALI KHAN I sincerely liked your comment. When most of us start thinking like this our relations will improve greatly. I have worked with pakistanis abroad and nobody knew if we were indians or pakistani.

AShish Feb 16, 2017 10:08am

Big Salute to ISRO...Proud to be an INDIA... JAI HIND

asad Feb 16, 2017 10:13am

This could had been a milestone to all indians but infact muslims in India are so alienated & in trauma after gujrat massacre and now in kashmir that such news do not connect them with hindutva lovers.

Arun Feb 16, 2017 10:21am

@IMTIAZ ALI KHAN that's the spirit. Pakistan society should inculcate scientific temperament and openness so should Indian society. Religion should be to see oneness in Diversity. A brother from India.

Nawabzada taha Shabber Feb 16, 2017 10:19am

Congrats to neighbors! Going good.

Raza Feb 16, 2017 10:20am

Proud moment for India... Congratulations

y-fi Feb 16, 2017 10:28am

Modi is doing all to set India on right track ... they r no doubt #2 in Asia

BNJ Feb 16, 2017 10:31am

@anony If a million of people are dying everyday in India,then the entire country would have died within 2 years !! Pls think before you write brother.

KAMAAL Feb 16, 2017 10:34am

congrats neighbor

mathew Feb 16, 2017 10:35am

Awesome India... you are the star in the region.

AKKS Feb 16, 2017 10:55am

@ghaznavi , Don't prove your ignorance to the world! ISRO is a modest, but highly successful organisation. The ISRO of today, is the fruit of decades of hard work, commitment and dedication. India's MARS mission was based on a technology called 'sling shot method', which no other country has attempted before in the Mars mission. If you are nterested, the information is at your finger tips! Read what the world media say about ISRO. Have a good day !

HARIsH Feb 16, 2017 10:57am

Congratulations ISRO...let INDIA achieve still bigger mile stones in future...JAI HIND..

PM Feb 16, 2017 11:09am

@ghaznavi : "the rockets that all were falling into Bay of Bengal and all of a sudden all is going picture perfect." Failures are the pillar of success my friend. Indian scientists has learned from those failures and thats the reason they are now successful. And for your information, nobody is helping India in its space mission. Rather I should say, we dont need help from anybody.

one thought Feb 16, 2017 11:10am

This is one of the many reasons why India is Pakistan's best neighbor, India is so far ahead of Pakistan in science and technology, that we do not even realize how very far behind we are. The best Universities in America have Chinese and Indian professors and students. There is good reason why these two nations have progressed so fast, because they have given the highest importance to education, and scientific education in particular. We in Pakistan have a lot to learn from India. Congratulations to India.

GAZAB Feb 16, 2017 11:08am

@asad and what about minorities in PAK ?

Rahamat Feb 16, 2017 11:12am

Still long way to go... next Venus and more to come... congrats ISRO well done

SAMRAT Feb 16, 2017 11:14am

@Akil Akhtar a satellite need not be always a room size object, ever heard of nano satellite ?

kumar anil Feb 16, 2017 11:17am

All cost of mission only $.93 billion and earn $2.3 billion in 29 minutes...thnx ISRO...

Salim PROUD INDIAN MUSLIM Feb 16, 2017 11:20am

We Muslims in India feel happy , proud and safer than we would in Pakistan.

India is today the best country in the world for Muslims look at all the top Bollywood stars for eg they are loved ,respected by all faiths in India.

yours only Feb 16, 2017 11:29am

Venus is calling us now...#jaihind

yours only Feb 16, 2017 11:27am

Venus s calling us now...Jai hind

Suresh Handa Feb 16, 2017 11:30am

@IMTIAZ ALI KHAN well written, we too wish a long and happy living Pakistan .

Suresh Handa Feb 16, 2017 11:31am

@Akil Akhtar Yes, these are not very big in size. India has developed capability to launch total load about 1.5 tons only. Only achievement is fixing in orbits one by one so numbers. Still we as Indian take pride to reach to this point and we will go further .

kumar anil Feb 16, 2017 11:34am

@Akil Akhtar all stallite in space looked like an ant, and set them on there orbit so difficult to there control room with deferential country...

Suresh Handa Feb 16, 2017 11:38am

@Abhishek Varma Kakarlapudi Different regions of India have different capabilities. North Indians rule in Bollywood, Gujarat is good in business development, Punjab and Haryana in agriculture, UP and Bihar have given very good social reformers and leaders, Bengal is very good in literature, South is good in ITs and these big installations like ISRO and Defence etc are mixed brains.

Mahesh Feb 16, 2017 11:39am

@imtiaz ali khan

So nice of you.We appreciate your kind of thinking which is the only solution resolve all types of problem between India and Pak.

Manu Feb 16, 2017 11:39am

Pakistani friends talk of competing - why not cooperation?

Suresh Handa Feb 16, 2017 11:46am

@Mark Well said..... 1000 claps for this.

South Asia Feb 16, 2017 11:49am

@asad Yes, so alienated that Father of Indian rockets in Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.

Gaur Feb 16, 2017 11:54am

@Suresh Handa 'only achievement...', you sound like rocket science is just so very easy.

Chidambra Feb 16, 2017 11:56am

@jawad What is South East Asia? Its India and Indian subcontinent

SID Feb 16, 2017 12:15pm

@Syed F. Hussaini There is a difference between faith & science. Don't mix each other.

point of view Feb 16, 2017 12:43pm

@asad, that's your delusion and a wrong perception my friend. In India, everybody have equal opportunities regardless of religion. In DRDO, ISRO, CSIR, DAE, and other research organizations, there are a large number of brilliant Muslim scientists.

ABC Feb 16, 2017 12:41pm

Remembering Hon'ble A P J Abdul Kalam with tears in my eyes. Our most beloved President and Missile Man of India must be smiling in Heaven. Inspiring India from the other world!

SANDY Feb 16, 2017 12:59pm

Proud moment

Suresh Handa Feb 16, 2017 01:18pm

@Gaur it is just to be humble with neighbors, be nice to them and not to be rude.

Boss Dk Feb 16, 2017 01:18pm

Now dont say you got CPEC.

Suresh Handa Feb 16, 2017 01:25pm

@Salim PROUD INDIAN MUSLIM well said, muslims are our brothers and we in India do not differentiate. Here whoever performs get reward irrespective of cast or religion. Only incapable people give this excuse.

SSM Feb 16, 2017 01:33pm

In the last 48 hrs India has A) Reduced the price of cardiac stents by 75%. B) Doubled the target for solar power parks. C) Launched 104 satellites in one go. This how a country makes progress.

crazy Feb 16, 2017 01:37pm

@Rahamat. Venus Williams lives in America, she is better than the planet!!!.

gogo Feb 16, 2017 02:01pm

Satellite launching is big business. In USA, it costs millions. So many US companies are coming to India to launch their satellites.

Abhijeet Feb 16, 2017 02:13pm

@Ahmed NO NO cant compare like that ! launching multiple satellites at the same time requires tremendous physics & mathematics , it is very vry vry difficult &complicated no words to praise #isro hats off

harris Feb 16, 2017 02:22pm

@Aslam Don't know what gave you that impression we had motorways way before our neighbours.

Harun al shEikh Feb 16, 2017 02:25pm

Its a rocket science, after all. Its not a joke.

Commentator criticizing weight and size aspects, they do not have proper idea on how complex it is.

Well done India.

common & immaterial Feb 16, 2017 02:28pm

@Li LIANG Thanks bro... We consider this as pat on shoulder from big brother... respect from india

SJ Feb 16, 2017 02:52pm

If Anyone remember, Mr. Modi offered all SAARK nations to join cooperation for satellite programme specially for all SAARK countries, we need progress and inclusion.

Iqbal Feb 16, 2017 03:14pm

Great job by men and women of SCIENCE and ENGLISH LANGUAGE. (Some Indian politicians are grabbing at straws to win political points in their ongoing state elections). If only Pakistan and India work together .... the future would be bright and happy. 75% of defence and intelligence spending could be used for National Development.

INDIAN MUSLIM Feb 16, 2017 03:16pm

Proud to be an Indian, yeah real Proud...The smell of success, so sweet...

k p rao chennai Feb 16, 2017 03:34pm

@Sohan It is because we want to know what Pak. people think about us.

ISRO scientist Feb 16, 2017 03:53pm

@Naveen R you from ISRO ?

Gaur Feb 16, 2017 03:55pm

@k p rao chennai then you're among those who are insecure and need validation for ego boost.

Raja Feb 16, 2017 04:23pm

@asad sorry to disappoint you but I with all my muslim friends celebrated this achievement yesterday, you are factually wrong about the muslim ground realities in india

Smilingbudhha Feb 16, 2017 04:35pm

Congratulations.... ISRO but missing Dr. Kalam.

asad Feb 16, 2017 04:44pm

@Raja With daily persecution and genocide in Gujrat and continuous in Kashmir it is not really hard to understand how muslims feel alienated. So unfortunate that hindutva have alienated vast majority by such on going mistreatment.

SN Feb 16, 2017 04:52pm

I am making a slightly different point. Please note that medical tourism is getting popular in India. Many patients come to India for quality medical treatment at lesser costs. Many patients from Pakistan also got benefitted. So do accept the reality and acknowledge. We have many internal contradictions, yet we grow. We wish well for you.

Zafar ahmed Feb 16, 2017 04:53pm

@Usman Shaukat We all are sleeping since the independence.

vamshee Feb 16, 2017 04:57pm

Low cost? is that all that matters? how about- least accidents, highest accuracy and most of all the highest standards.

Sunil Mehta Feb 16, 2017 04:58pm

If Pakistan focuses on development of its people a d resources, Pakistan can become a success story too. India can help Pakistan in developing sound policy on science education and technology.

hghghg Feb 16, 2017 05:12pm

@ghaznavi This is a world record beating present Russia record of 37 and US record of 29. how can these nations help India which they coudn't achive in first place!! Do you have head??

ashok Feb 16, 2017 05:33pm

When feats like this happen..

i just wish & Dream.. what we would have achieved if we were one country.. "Hindustan" - where we had one nation (Pak, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Srilanka)..

We would have been World Beaters in every single tech.. in Arms.. we would have been World No 1.

No wonder English saw this way long ago.. and divided us with communal hatred.

I just wish we can turn back time.. and be ONE NATION.

-- Dreamer.

Prateik Feb 16, 2017 05:37pm

Future wars will be fought in space.

Harmony-1© Feb 16, 2017 05:40pm

Definitely a good achievement for India and as usual plethora of comments on good news only.

I read a funny comment somewhere which is worth sharing:

"No doubt the 360 million Indians living in squalor clapped, watching as the rocket rumbled upwards, masking the rumbling in the empty stomachs".

Dynamite Feb 16, 2017 05:42pm

I also follow geo.tv News and personally am a fan of Hamid Mir sahab...but on their website too could not find any mention of this news..Its DAWN all the way

Jamal Feb 16, 2017 05:43pm

@ashok No need. We are good the way we are.

Dynamite Feb 16, 2017 05:45pm

@ashok - Keep Dreaming Ashok

South Asia Feb 16, 2017 05:49pm

@Harmony-1© The rocket has earned $2 billion dollars by launching foreign satellites. So negative thinkers can simply give up and cry.

Justice Feb 16, 2017 06:28pm

@Harmony-1© our bad, for we live im a rich neighborhood.

El Cid Feb 16, 2017 06:32pm

US technology at work.

Gaur Feb 16, 2017 06:33pm

@Harmony-1© and then there are millions on the other side of the fence who lack drinking water, yet to get rid of polio and no electricity but watches the govt spending millions on F-16, metro bus and nukes.

Gaur Feb 16, 2017 06:34pm

@Harmony-1© I also read somewhere that our neighbors take more pride in CPEC, F-16s and JF thunders despite lack of electricity, water and polio drops.

Samrat Feb 16, 2017 06:33pm

@Harmony-1© you'll read that everytime something like this happens but the one to make that comment lacks drinking water, electricity and polio drops.

Samrat Feb 16, 2017 06:37pm

@Harmony-1© comes from a rich and developed Pakistan.

Ramesh Nakhwa Feb 16, 2017 06:44pm

@JahangiR Samajdar comment.

Afzaal Feb 16, 2017 06:44pm

@Dangal
Reclaiming glory of ancient India when the world saw aeroplane flying first time!Fantessy becomes reality but aerospace technology still not indigenous.But the pot has now begun to melt in realty thanks to the Cold War tensions when India's association with USSR resulted in transfer of crucial space technology down to nuts and bolts including launch technology. Later USA tried to restrain Russia to transfer cryo tech...publically Russian agreed but given the trade benefits this too was given secretly.Indians have to be praised for their foresight that perseverance has resulted in cheaper taxi service for other nations bringing money home. As far 104 satellites in one go it is like being able to first build 5 seater car to multi seater bus. So apart from fascination and feeling of excitement for the nation and ofcourse boasting the real capability comes from abroad.Given the commercial benefits Pakistan too needs to reinstate its frozen programme which is with in its reach.

Afzaal Feb 16, 2017 06:51pm

@Jubeir Future is visible but in many other areas India is still struggling under a psychedalic cloud and unable to see much until arrival of nuts and bolts. Same ofcourse applies to most developing countries except Chinese who are much better at reverse engineering!

ROCKstar Feb 16, 2017 07:07pm

as an Indian I wish ISRO to achieve many more.

Afzaal Feb 16, 2017 07:07pm

@Neutral Pakistan was the first country to launch a space rocked when the technology was first introdused in Asia in the 1960s. Given the hostile environment it had to change its priorities and switched over to nuke research ...rest is history. Had Pakistan not involved in proxy wars in Afghanistan its economy would have remained on stable grounds ( per capita was once bigger than that of India). I am sure just as Indian have acquired almost all technology bits from other nations Pakistn too can do the same and no doubt public pressure will make its leaders see the benefits.

BIJAY Feb 16, 2017 07:06pm

happy for 104 satellite placed correctly. India is helping other small nation now.

BIJAY Feb 16, 2017 07:09pm

India's target to do much more research, not to compete with other. As said it is better to compete with yourselves than other.

Blue Knight Feb 16, 2017 07:11pm

@Justice

"... world peace is responsibility of UN and not India."

An strong India can contribute to the world peace more meaningfully..

Agni-VI Feb 16, 2017 07:14pm

@Afzaal Your charge that this is all due to Russian technology transfer is not true. True, that there were some basic technology know how but most of things are indigenously developed. The advanced missile technology which India now possess was developed parallel to Indian space technology and is 100% indigenous. India has come a long way and this is all due to world class hig tech education institutes and research centers in space and missile. So, instead of crying of jealousy, just appreciate and if not just keep quiet. And yes, Pakistan is far far away in space.

Nasar Feb 16, 2017 07:28pm

@sK Indians must also thank to foreign agencies for transfer of technology. Yes the scientists are Indians but let us accept none else is indigenous. The story of technology transfer began with the Cold War when generous transfers from the USSR enabled India to begin its programme. And now with the changed geopolitical environment India can benefit further from the Americans who are quite kean for the former to compete with the Chinese. Former US Sec of defence Carter revealed during a 'Walk the Talk' on NDTV the fact America was helping India in space. Do you know that India's Mars probe would have not reached its destination if NASA had not agreed to the use of its tracking system.

Nasar Feb 16, 2017 07:44pm

@Inner Peace Your chairman is right you are not competing with anyone but with yourself!You can not really compete with those who have let you have all the bits and pieces of technology to enable you to reach this stage. And you may or may not be competing with anyone America would tempt you to do so with China (unless Trump closes door) ...your scientists are already aiming at that.

FromKashmirwithlove Feb 16, 2017 07:50pm

ISRO Trending in Pakistan..weldone

Dynamite Feb 16, 2017 07:53pm

@Nasar - Yeah America was helping India''s space Program so that American Companies can leverage India to launch American Satellites......You really expect people to Believe that ?

IMTIAZ ALI KHAN Feb 16, 2017 07:59pm

@Harmony-1© There is truth in your comment, but again that is our India and Pakistan situation, so much poverty and few making the money. As you stated good achievement of ISRO we the Pakistanis are happy for our family in India. South Asians are very touchy and most Indians and Pakistanis haven't risen above the injected hate for each other by the so call leaders of our nations. Until that happens we will only more and more hate, but I will crush this hate again and again and bring love. Jai Hind and Pakistan Zindabad! We will one day become good friends, how can that not happen we are the same people to begin with border or no border, they can't change the common bonds we have with each other. Love to India from Pakistan. No more hate, no more hate for anyone. Always enjoy reading your interesting comments brother it's fun stay blessed. Inshallah!

Israr Feb 16, 2017 08:02pm

@Manoj No, this can not be the real India! Real was ancient India when it flew aeroplane for the first time and introduced plastic surgery. To be real you have to see how much technology has come from abroad and although launching satellites provide the nation moments of fascination and excitement India has to do much more in many other crucial areas to claim credit.

anil sahu Feb 16, 2017 08:08pm

@Nasar first learn to appreciate good things in life.

WELL WISHER FROM INDIA Feb 16, 2017 08:08pm

@IMTIAZ ALI KHAN Hats off to you sir jee. I am a Dawn reader for last several years but this is my first comment. I couldn't stop myself after reading yours :)

I have had the privilege of working with at least 4 Pakistani colleagues over last 15 years in US/UK. Let me tell you, Indians and Pakistanis abroad become instant friends.

We have same culture, same food, language. Where else you find so much similarity.

May we all live peacefully, happily and prosper together.

Honest Feb 16, 2017 08:16pm

@ashok ..what have the others contributed??

Israr Feb 16, 2017 08:31pm

@Samir It will not be bigger share. Foreign countries are using your service as a cheap taxi service and no doubt various space agencies like NASA are reaping benefits of having transferred outdated technology to India. Those countries can now save and divert money from a basic patty task, which would be much more expensive if they were were to do it themselves, to more expensive research.

Harmony-1© Feb 16, 2017 08:35pm

@Samrat @Gaur- No, we don't claim to be "rich and developed"!

My comment clearly says "Definitely a good achievement for India" but still your reaction is as expected - unrealistic and dazzled by good achievement. So, let me rephrase it:

Its all good in India; nothing bad ever happens in India; and you are not a touchy lot either. Happy!

IMTIAZ ALI KHAN Feb 16, 2017 08:38pm

@WELL WISHER FROM INDIA :) Thank you yaar.

Harmony-1© Feb 16, 2017 08:46pm

@IMTIAZ ALI KHAN - At least someone managed to see praise of India's achievement in my comment...thanks!

Do you get the feeling that we are far more realistic than them? I notice we comment more on our bad news than good news whereas its totally opposite and skewed over there and they love to project their good side only :)

Nonmuslim Feb 16, 2017 08:47pm

@Nawabzada taha Shabber ..thanks from india

kaly Feb 16, 2017 09:00pm

@Akil Akhtar - You r not competent to understand this....

FAWZIYA Feb 16, 2017 09:16pm

awesome ISRO Cool. I am very prod

Tintu Feb 16, 2017 09:22pm

@Israr Really!!! how many western rockets has carried 100+ satellites to space and deployed before they handing over the so called outdated technology to india.

Never appreciate anything good also don't get inspired and do something. Stay cocooned in your dream world.

And for your information and to make you more jealous, while the first sucessful PSLV launches happened, india was under sanction of US and western nations

point of view Feb 16, 2017 09:31pm

@IMTIAZ ALI KHAN Sahab, Indian and Pakistanis are natural friend by virtue of same culture, food, language (hindi-urdu), etc. I am an Indian, living abroad for more than 10 years. My personal experience says that Indian and Pakistani becomes friend instantaneously.

flipflop Feb 16, 2017 09:37pm

Congratulations India !! Keep it up Regards, From a Pakistani

flipflop Feb 16, 2017 09:43pm

@Tejaswi yeah, hopefully Pakistan will also strengthen it's space programs and this is how technology and talent is shared by sharing with others. Not everything needs to be politicised. I am very excited even though I am not from India when I heard this news.

Samrat Feb 16, 2017 10:46pm

@Nasar and some can't even do anything even with the shared technology.

Ajithlal Feb 16, 2017 11:21pm

Global Times have something to learn from Dawn.

Jayanta Feb 16, 2017 11:42pm

We in India have shared history with Pakistan.Why can't we have shared future in the interest of and for the well-being of the millions and millions of half-fed, malnourished people on both sides of the boarder?

Pak_lover Feb 16, 2017 11:57pm

Congratulations ISRO

Afzaal Feb 17, 2017 02:32am

@Dynamite It is your choice to believe or keep yourself in dark. Go on the Net to find out about NASA tracking India's Mars probe. Do not search if you have weak heart.

Shamsuddin Feb 17, 2017 02:41am

This unique achievement of ISRO has shaken up whole world media .

munster Feb 17, 2017 03:29am

Good job indian scientists .BTW -I am from this side of the border but still its a remarkable achievement . Don't let it go to your heads. Be humble and and don't brag about it. Humbleness after achieving things looks more graceful .

Sunny Feb 17, 2017 04:03am

@Israr Dear check out BBC CNN and other foreign media they are saying its big achievement if you don't like western media than check Al jazeera.

Anjan Feb 17, 2017 04:24am

@Nasar Excellent point brother.

IMTIAZ ALI KHAN Feb 17, 2017 04:41am

@Harmony-1© 100% Agreed with you.

ss Feb 17, 2017 05:08am

As a Indian , I wish Pakistan too should launch more satellites and bring benefits to pakistani people. I wish to see strong and prosperous Pakistan.

Aftab Feb 17, 2017 05:12am

COngrats India!

Khalid iqbal (patriot) Feb 17, 2017 05:46am

Good job ,

Nothing But the Truth Feb 17, 2017 08:25am

Congrats India .

Caspase Feb 17, 2017 08:30am

@IMTIAZ ALI KHAN No All india is a different world and all Indians are in this together. It is a collective achievement- remember it's education, education, education!

an indian Feb 17, 2017 08:32am

@A. A. Thanks you and as an Indian I sincerely hope that you succeed big time inshallah. After all you guys are our brother who now live in a separate house.

John Varay Feb 17, 2017 08:33am

Thank you dawn for publishing the positive side of India's progress. Hope one day pakistani and indian will live as a brother respecting and loving one another.

Caspase Feb 17, 2017 08:47am

@IMTIAZ ALI KHAN Most Indians have moved on. We are focused on developing India. It is already a powerhouse in spite of the poverty. However, the numbers that have been raised from poverty are staggering. Indian middle class is now at 400 million. This population will raise rest of India. By 2030 India as per World Bank will have a nominal GDP that will be around 28 trillion USD- this is just 13 years away!

Iyer Feb 17, 2017 09:55am

Congarts ISRO

sachin Feb 17, 2017 10:44am

Human mind need good positive direction to do well .Competitive education and respect to all gives the insight for peaceful coexistence as well as science and development.

Regards

indian army Feb 17, 2017 12:09pm

india will not be superpower by just leading in few fields. We have to enhance our skill in every field.

TechScribe Feb 17, 2017 12:28pm

@imtiaz ali khan Agree with you brother. If Indians and Pakistanis come together no one will hold us back. We will be a force to reckon with.

TechScribe Feb 17, 2017 12:31pm

I don't know what the heck will happen in the days to come. But DAWN will bring all of us brothers and sisters together. Amazing job done, keep at it.

Ahmed Zubair Feb 17, 2017 01:46pm

Congrats to ISRO, scientists and astronomer. You have made India proud!!!

Nandan Sarkar Feb 17, 2017 02:12pm

Congratulations to all scientists from ISRO.

Nandan Sarkar Feb 17, 2017 02:12pm

Congratulations to all scientists from ISRO.

Zahid Pak Feb 17, 2017 02:27pm

Congratulations India for this achievement

human Feb 17, 2017 03:02pm

Great job done by isro

Arvind Singh Feb 17, 2017 03:17pm

Great Achievement

SAAN Feb 17, 2017 03:18pm

Guys, believe me if India and Pakistan together one can create many history, unitedly both the country will be super power, why don't the decision making people understand this, both the country has been fighting for J&K on the cost of development of region, others taking the advantages out of this. Pakistan & India please come together show unity and lead the world for peace and harmony.

rkhan Feb 17, 2017 04:35pm

congrats indian friends. no doubt both countries have intelligentsia but without maturity. They should do something to uplift standard of their common people before going to space with multi million dollar projects.nothing sort of jealously.

Mango man Feb 17, 2017 05:18pm

Congratulations to ISRO. This is a tremendous achievement to be able to place so many satellites in one go.

I just have a concern regarding the space industry as a whole. I understand the need for nano satellites, but then I dont think enough thought is being put into space debris.

ITU, should look into this and devise mechanisms for spacecraft fabrication which will plunge the craft into atmosphere to burn up, instead of having dead weight satellites orbiting the earth after expiry of their useful life.

I think they should look at trajectory decay and death engine burn for LEO satellites and probably shoot the GEO satellites into the sun again on decaying trajectory principles.

Anybody got any thoughts on the subject?

IMTIAZ ALI KHAN Feb 17, 2017 05:32pm

@Harmony-1© I agree with you. :)

Jaywa Feb 17, 2017 05:38pm

@Afzaal NASA's Deep Space Network is providing position data through its three stations located in Canberra, Madrid and Goldstone on the US West Coast during the NON-VISIBLE PERIOD OF ISRO'S NETWORK. Little knowledge is the dangerous thing, my friend.

IMTIAZ ALI KHAN Feb 17, 2017 05:42pm

@point of view :) True yaar.

TamilNADU Feb 17, 2017 05:52pm

Congrats ISRO

Rahul Patil Pune Feb 17, 2017 05:52pm

Congratulations! Massive success for India..

Brar Feb 17, 2017 06:50pm

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T.M. Reddy Feb 18, 2017 01:00am

It is a rocket science. I will not understand much of it. But, now I came to know that it can bring lots of money and puts the country ahead of many developing countries and an envy to developed countries .... Cheap is not always cheap but at a cost we have bear it till the world realizes ...

Afzaal Feb 18, 2017 01:02am

@Agni-VI Can you expand what you mean by acquisition of "some basic technology"? Glad you at least admit to the source of technology but my friend if you press yourself a little hard you will know this basic technology actually came with an extensive know how. Also remember that we are not going to praise you even if you one day do something that is entirely indigenous ( with copy rights) thanks to our strained relations. Ask your leader to solve bilateral issues with us and we would of course have no inhibition in joining your bandwagon when ever you think you have done something undo able.

Afzaal Feb 18, 2017 03:34am

@Tintu You did not understand! Foreign countries did not have to launch multiple satellites on one mission before seeing India doing the same. I said that if you have been given technology to produce a Maruti what is the difficulty in producing a bus which can carry large number of traveller to their destination. Do you know what I mean. A good news for you is that with the coming years, as a reward to India to facilitate American agenda in the region, the latter is going to shower you with lot of outdated space technology from which Americans and other agencies will benefit by buying back cheaper products produced in India rather than producing them at huge costs locally. Hope you understand.

OK Feb 18, 2017 04:00am

@munster Good job indian scientists .BTW -I am from this side of the border but still its a remarkable achievement . Don't let it go to your heads. Be humble and and don't brag about it. Humbleness after achieving things looks more graceful . Interesting no suggestions for your side of brothers

Pradip Naik Feb 18, 2017 04:45am

Congetulations to ISRO & their staff. Proud to be an Indian. Jai Hind.

Diplomacy works Feb 18, 2017 06:47am

Congratulations India and ISRO scientists and employees..

deven Feb 18, 2017 06:49am

Congratulations, once again to all Scientists of ISRO. Proud to be an India. Strong message for the young "The Best Minds In The World" to keep a Scientific Temperament" to take the country and the World ahead in the future.

Shan Feb 18, 2017 07:49am

Congratulations to India!! We really need them to do well....

thor Feb 18, 2017 10:54am

@Harmony-1©, poverty cannot be eradicated completely. It needs thrice of resources available in this world to make every nation developed. Ignorant comments are treated as "freedom of speech" in democracies like INDIA. When ignorance seems "fun", wisdom becomes uncongenial.

Sami Feb 19, 2017 08:25am

A great feat indeed... such activities are the need of the hour. A new angle for competition.