India’s recent achievement of becoming the first country to successfully land on the South Pole of the Moon’s surface through the Chandrayaan-3 mission marks a significant milestone in the nation’s space exploration endeavours. ISRO’s persistent efforts and dedication have paid off, showcasing the successful convergence of advanced technology and scientific knowledge.
This mission aimed to deploy a lander on the lunar surface to conduct scientific research, contributing to the broader field of space science. ISRO has reinforced India’s position in space research and emphasized India’s global significance by accomplishing this mission. The success of Chandrayaan-3 enhances India’s reputation and underscores its role in furthering space exploration.
The journey towards this achievement began in 2008 with the Chandrayaan-1 mission, focusing on lunar exploration through an orbiter and a lunar impactor. Despite losing contact after a year, the mission continued to gather invaluable scientific data. Subsequently, the Chandrayaan-2 mission was launched in 2019 with the ambitious goal of achieving a soft landing on the Moon. While the mission encountered a setback during its landing phase, the world recognized ISRO’s technical expertise and determination.
The triumph of the Chandrayaan-3 mission has generated positive reactions both within India and internationally. However, neighbouring countries like Pakistan displayed mixed emotions. Some individuals in Pakistan lamented their country’s perceived lack of progress in various sectors, contrasting it with India’s achievements. Questions were raised about the absence of prominent industrial figures, such as Mukesh Ambani and Ratan Tata, as well as the inability to produce CEOs of global conglomerates like Google. The concerns also extended to Pakistan’s GDP and its global standing.
In addition, the neighbouring country, which obtained independence around the same time we did, has now set foot on the moon’s surface. Meanwhile, we find ourselves engrossed in navigating the lunar landscape of domestic politics. While India’s scientists had accurately predicted their moon landing timeframe, fate seems to have a different plan for us. The timeline for our own independence remains uncertain, leaving us to ponder whether it will ever materialize.”