Indian ISRO Chief K Sivan bursts in tears over failed moon mission landing, PM Modi responds

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Indian ISRO Chief K Sivan bursts in tears over failed moon mission landing, PM Modi responds

NEW DELHI - Indian Space Research Organisation Chief K Sivan breaks down in tears over failed moon mission landing by the Indian spacecraft.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K Sivan broke down after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to scientists over Chandrayaan-2. As the Prime Minister was leaving the ISRO centre in Bengaluru after his address, Sivan had an emotional outburst while greeting him.

Prime Minister Modi hugged Sivan and tried to console him. Patting Sivan’s back, the Prime Minister consoled a teary-eyed ISRO chief before leaving the venue. The Prime Minister could also be seen getting emotional while trying to pacify Sivan.

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Prior to this, Prime Minister Modi addressed the scientists at the ISRO centre in Bengaluru, encouraging them for the road ahead and asserting that all was not lost yet.

Referring to the loss of contact with Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram Lander, the Prime Minister said that “there will be a new dawn and a brighter tomorrow very soon”. He said, “We don’t have to look back, we need to take lessons and move ahead till the objective of the mission is fulfilled.”