India launched five foreign satellites from four countries on board PSLV-C23 rocket which placed them in orbit.

In his message to ISRO chairman Dr K Radhakrishnan, the President said, "I congratulate you and your team at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for the successful launch of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C23, carrying five satellites from four countries.”

"The nation is proud of this important achievement which is a significant milestone in the progress of our space capabilities,” he added.

President Mukherjee conveyed his greetings to the members of the team of scientists, engineers, technologists and all others associated with the mission.

(Agencies)

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