"Hearty congratulations & best wishes to ISRO Team on Mangalyaan's success; nation proud of this historic achievement," the President tweeted.

Noting the ‘landmark occasion’ for India, Vice President Hamid Ansari said he joins "the entire country in saluting them (scientists) on their success".

"I am confident that our scientists will continue to scale greater heights and win more laurels for the country in the field of space exploration," Ansari said.

In her message commending the ISRO scientists, Congress President Sonia Gandhi said that the achievement would be a source for inspiration "for generations to come".

"India earns its admirable position in the world as one of the pioneering space exploring nations with Mangalyaan. It is a milestone in the journey that we as a nation envisaged after Independence," said Gandhi.

She added that it was the "courage, passion and imagination" of the team of space scientists and researchers led by ISRO Chairman Dr K Radhakrishnan which had made the mission a success.

NASA, which has just launched its own MAVEN mission to the Red Planet, also congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the feat.

"#MAVEN team congratulates @ISRO for its #Mars arrival! @MarsOrbiter joins the missions studying the Red Planet," NASA tweeted.

"Thank you MAVEN team!," ISRO tweeted its acknowledgement of the message from US space agency.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan lauded ISRO for its efforts and said it was a proud moment for India as it has become the first Asian nation to enter the Mars Orbit.

"Jai Hind. India is first Asian nation to enter Mars orbit, that too in first attempt. What more joy can our scientists @isro give. Respect," Chouhan tweeted.

"Today was key to India's dream of being the first Asian nation to reach Mars orbit. I Wish @isro all the best for next stage of mission," he added.


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