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New Delhi, June 30 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday congratulated scientists and the people who made the PSLV C-23 launch a success, thus positioning India in a strong place globally in space. Also Read - Cat Que Virus? ICMR Warns About New Virus From China That Could Spread Disease in India, Here's What It Is

“PSLV C-23’s successful launch has positioned India strong internationally. At the same time those scientists and people who were behind the work in ensuring this launch (PSLV C-23) successful today in the presence of prime minister Narendra Modi deserves applaud. Infact this is a day of celebration for the people of this country,” Naqvi said. Also Read - Coronavirus India Update: Total Tally Crosses 61 Lakh-mark, Recoveries go Beyond 51,000 | 10 Points

The Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO’s) PSLV C23 lifted off from Sriharikota earlier this morning in the presence of Prime Minster 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.

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 M.Venkaiah Naidu.