India Makes History: First Country to Land Near Moon’s South Pole — Exclusive Footage Inside


India etched its name in the annals of space exploration on Wednesday, becoming the first country to successfully land a spacecraft near the Moon’s South Pole. After a failed attempt in 2019, India now joins the exclusive club comprising the United States, the Soviet Union, and China in achieving this feat. The event sparked nationwide celebrations and showcased India’s growing prominence in technology and space sectors.

Details of the Mission:

The lander, housing a rover, touched down on the lunar surface at 6:04 p.m. local time. The success of the mission was jubilantly received in the southern Indian city of Bengaluru, where space scientists watching the landing burst into cheers and applause.

Nationwide Celebrations:

Schools across the country, including in the city of Guwahati, organized special events to celebrate the successful landing of the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft. The mission captivated the imagination of young and old alike, inspiring a new generation of space enthusiasts.

Political and Global Implications:

The mission serves as a testament to India’s emerging stature as a global technological and space leader. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking from South Africa where he is attending the BRICS nations summit, exulted over the achievement. “India is now on the moon. India has reached the South Pole of the moon — no other country has achieved that. We are witnessing history,” Modi stated as he waved the Indian tricolored flag.


India’s successful mission to the Moon’s South Pole not only highlights its scientific capabilities but also reinforces the country’s place among the global elite. With this landmark achievement, India opens up new avenues for lunar exploration and contributes to global scientific knowledge.

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