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New Delhi, Sep 24 : The nation is proud of the Mars mission success, said Vice President M. Hamid Ansari Wednesday. Ansari congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation Scientists for the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) entering the orbit of the Red Planet in its first attempt. Also Read - International Flights: Air India Plans To Operate Special Flight From Basra To New Delhi On September 17 | Details Here

“On this historic day, I extend my heartiest congratulations to the scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation and all others concerned with the Mangalyaan mission. The nation is proud of their achievement,” the vice president said in his message. “I am confident that our scientists will continue to scale greater heights and win more laurels for the country in the field of space exploration in the future,” he added. Also Read - Journey to Mars: NASA's Perseverance Rover Set to Launch Today at 5:20 Pm | How to Watch it Live

“As we celebrate this landmark occasion, I join the entire country in saluting them on their success,” he said.