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New Delhi, June 30 : Congress leader Manish Tewari said here today that the successful launch of satellite PSLV C23 this morning must becreditted to the policies followed by the previous UPA Government. “It’s a result of the old policies of the UPA Government that the technical and scientific sector of India has strengthened,” said Tewari. Also Read - BJP Announces New Team of Party's National Office-bearers: Ram Madhav Dropped as General Secretary, Tejasvi Surya Promoted

“I hope that BJP has a heart big enough to congratulate the UPA for India’s successful attempt in increasing the world’s space power,” he added. The Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO’s) PSLV C23 lifted off from Sriharikota earlier this morning in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The 230-ton Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) lifted off at 9:52 am, carrying five satellites from four countries namely France, Germany, Canada and Singapore. Also Read - PM Modi Asks BJP Workers to Educate Farmers on 'Intricacies of New Farm Reforms' & 'Save Them From Rumours'

The satellites launched in space include French Earth observation satellite SPOT 7. Modi watched the launch with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu.