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Live: PM Modi address ISRO scientists on Chandrayaan-2

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi Sep 07, 2019, 08.00 AM (IST)

PM Modi during his address on Saturday morning on India's Chandrayaan-2 mission said that India is proud of its scientists.

"I could feel what you were going through a few hours back, your eyes were conveying a lot. You live for India's honour, I salute you," PM Modi told the scientists during the address, adding, "you keep India's flag flying high."

"Vikram", the lander of Chandrayaan-2 lost communication with the ground station last night even as the prime minister lauded the achievement of scientists at ISRO. 

"Don't lose hope. Be courageous. There are ups and downs in life. What you all have done is not a small thing. You have done a great service to the country, science and mankind. I am with you. I wish you all the best," the Prime Minister told the scientists. 

ISRO chairman K Sivan announced that communication with Vikram lander was lost at 2.1 km from Lunar surface even though the descend was normal and planned.

"Communication with Vikram lander was lost. Data is being analyzed," the ISRO chief said.

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ISRO chairman K Sivan announced that communication with Vikram lander was lost at 2.1 km from Lunar surface even though the descend was normal and planned.