By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 26, Aug 2023, 16:14 pm IST | UPDATED: 26, Aug 2023, 16:14 pm IST
Pakistan, in a belated response, has termed the success of the Chandrayaan-3 mission as a “great scientific achievement” for which ISRO scientists deserved appreciation while the country's leading dailies heaped praises on India for achieving the feat on a lesser budget than rich nations.
Foreign Office spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch during her briefing on Friday was asked to comment on the successful soft-landing of the Chandrayaan-3 mission on the Moon. “I can only say that it is a great scientific achievement, for which ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) scientists deserve appreciation,” she said in her brief response.
Pakistan had so far officially ignored the landmark success of India. The media, however, gave front-page coverage to the historic event on Wednesday.
The Dawn newspaper in its editorial headlined 'India's space quest' called the success of the Chandrayaan-3 mission historic.