GSLV D-5 launch: Karunanidhi lauds ISRO scientists

Last Updated: Mon, Jan 06, 2014 13:43 hrs

Chennai: Lauding the Indian scientists behind the success of GSLV mission, DMK president M Karunanidhi today said it was an achievement of which everyone should be proud of.

He said that it was being hailed by scientists as a new achievement in the Indian space history and is "an achievement we all should be proud of".

"It is being hailed as a result of 20 years' of hard work of ISRO scientists. Former ISRO chairman U R Rao had laid the road for this project. I appreciate all the scientists including him," he said in the party mouthpiece 'Murasoli'.

India had yesterday successfully launched its heavy-duty rocket with indigenous cryogenic engine that placed a communication satellite into the orbit.

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