Sonia congratulates ISRO on GSLV launch

New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi today congratulated the ISRO for the successful launch of GSLV MKIII-D1, saying it was another significant achievement which has made the nation proud.

In a message, Gandhi said the ISRO had kept up the tradition of excellence in space sciences.

Congratulating ISRO chairman A S Kiran Kumar, she said his team has made the nation proud once again today.

The country’s heaviest rocket GSLV MKIII-D1 carrying communication satellite GSAT-19 lifted off from Sriharikota at 5.28 pm and was soon put in orbit successfully.