Breaking News Live Updates: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Saturday said that only a few Kashmiris were opposing the abrogation of Article 370 and majority of the people see economic progress and employment opportunities in it. He called the opponents of NDA government’s August 5 move as miscreants. He also rejected the allegations of human rights violations on the Army, saying India Army in is Kashmir to fight terrorists.

Chandrayaan 2: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientists live and work for the country. In his address to the nation from ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru, PM Modi said that the unsuccessful landing of Vikram lander on the moon has strengthened the country’s resolve to land on Moon. Earlier, the station lost contact with the Vikram Lander at the last moment at around 2.1 km from moon surface. Chandrayaan-2 was launched on July 22, 2019, from Sriharikota.

Meanwhile, the country has no option than to wait for another mission to join the US, Russia, and China that have landed on the moon. Chandrayaan 2 was the third attempted spacecraft landing across the globe in 2019. China joined the US and Russia in January this year after its Chang’e 4 spacecraft mission deployed Yutu 2 — a rover, on the far side of the moon. Israel also attempted to join the elite club that have landed on the moon but failed.

Here are the LIVE updates:

Highlights

Apple farmers get Hizbul Mujahideen warning

Apple farmers and govt officials have recently received terror warnings from the Hizbul Mujahideen. It has been reported that fearmongering posters of Hizbul Mujahideen have surfaced in Kashmir's Shopian.

Ex-NASA astronaut calls India's attempt to soft-land on moon bold

India's attempt to soft-land on the moon was bold and the mission was very successful, said former NASA astronaut Jerry Linengar. He said the country was trying to achieve something very difficult and it should not be discouraged. He asserted the moss mission attempt will help ISRO in its future endeavors.

Kashmiri politicians detained only to stop terrorists from using situation: NSA Ajit Doval

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval said the mainstream leaders in Kashmir were detained only to stop terrorists from using the situation. He said if they would have organized gatherings there could have been problems in maintaining law ad order.

Kashmiri politicians detained only to stop terrorists from using situation: NSA Ajit Doval

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval said the mainstream leaders in Kashmir were detained only to stop terrorists from using the situation. He said if they would have organized gatherings there could have been problems in maintaining law ad order.

Pakistan trying to disrupt Kashmir situation, reveal intercepts: NSA Ajit Doval

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval said Pakistan was continuously trying to disrupt Kashmir situation as intercepts reveal the handlers of terrorists across the border were giving them instructions to stop the traffic movement. He said they have intercepted messages from across the border as there are communication towers 20 km along the LoC.

Majority of Kashmiris support abrogation of Article 370, says NSA Ajit Doval

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Saturday said he was totally convinced that majority of Kashmiris support the revocation of Article 370, adding that only a few miscreants are opposing it. He said residents of the valley see greater opportunities, economic progress, and employment opportunities in the government

Vikram lander not crashed, it's in contact with orbiter: Former ISRO scientist

When the reports are doing rounds saying Vikran lander that lost contact with the ground staff has crashed, former ISRO scientist D Sasikumar has claimed that the crash did not happen. He said the communication channel between Vikram and orbiter is on which indicates it was not a crash landing.

Jagan Mohan Reddy appreciates ISRO, says country stands with space agency

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy has appreciated the exemplary efforts of the ISRO which lost contact with Vikram lander at the last moment. He said a minor setback in the last stanza is a stepping stone for success. The chief minister asserted India is proud of its scientists and nation stands with the ISRO at this hour.

Jagan Mohan Reddy appreciates ISRO, says country stands with space agency

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy has appreciated the exemplary efforts of the ISRO which lost contact with Vikram lander at the last moment. He said a minor setback in the last stanza is a stepping stone for success. The chief minister asserted India is proud of its scientists and nation stands with the ISRO at this hour.

Information collected by ISRO will help future endeavors: Nitish Kumar on Chandrayaan 2 setback.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has said the information gathered by the ISRO scientists after the launch of Chandrayaan 2 will help future moon mission type endeavors. He said the country is proud of ISRO and its significant achievements.

Confident that next steps will be more satisfying: Sitaram Yechury on Chandrayaan 2 setback

CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury is confident that the next steps of the ISRO will be more satisfying. He said the history of the country's scientific milestones has shown how the fight and struggle has been continuous. He said that the brave space agency and its scientists got India so far.

ISRO will suceed: Nirmala Sitharaman

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said the country is proud of ISRO. She said the space agency has brought the nation. Asking ISRO to not lose hope, the minister said ISRO will succeed in its endeavors. Earlier, the Vikram lander lost contact with the ground station.

Chandrayaan 2: India stands with ISRO after Vikram lander lost contact

After losing contact with Vikram lander, the whole country has stood behind ISRO. From President Ram Nath Kovind to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a common citizen, everyone is lauding the space scientists for making country proud for its achievements in the space program.

ISRO's achievement makes India proud: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has said that the ISRO’s achievement with getting Chandrayaan-2 so far from the earth has made every Indian proud. He said the country stands with the committed and hard-working scientists of ISRO. He also wished ISRO future endeavours.

India is proud of ISRO: Rajnath Singh

Union Defence Minister Rajantah Singh has said the courage and commitment shown by the OSRO scientists will ultimately make Chandrayaan 2 type moon missions successful. While wishing space scientists a great success in their future endeavours, the minister said India was proud of ISRO.

Chandrayaan 2: ISRO chief K Sivan breaks down, PM Modi consoles wih hug

ISRO chief K Sivan on Saturday broke down after Vikram lander lost contact with the ISRO's ground staff.

Chandrayaan 2: ISRO chief K Sivan breaks down, PM Modi consoles wih hug

ISRO chief K Sivan on Saturday broke down after Vikram lander lost contact with the ISRO ground staff. Prime Minister Narendra Modi not only consoled him but also hugged him. Earlier, PM was addressing the nation from ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru.

Bhutan proud of India: Bhutanese PM Lotay Tshering on Chandrayaan 2

Bhutan was proud of India and its scientists. Chandrayaan 2 saw some challenges last minute but courage and hard work of ISRO is historical. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his team will make it happen one day: Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering.

Resilence, tenacity central to country's ethos: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said resilience and tenacity are central to the country's ethos. He said the country has witnessed the moments that might have slowed the pace of progress but they have never crushed the spirit, referring to the Vikram lander's unsuccessful landing on the moon.

I salute you: PM Modi to ISRO scientists

Addressing the ISRO scientists hours after losing contact with Vikram lander, Prime Minister Nernadra Modi said that he could feel what scientists were going through. While saluting the scientists for their effort, PM Modi said that the live for the country's honour, adding that the journey has made us proud.

PM Modi says India is proud of ISRO and space program

For the last few hours, the entire nation was worried about the Vikram lander. Everyone stands in solidarity with the ISRO scientists. India is proud of the space program. Today the resolve to touch the moon has grown even stronger: Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Country is with ISRO scientists: PM Modi

India will rise to the occasion and reach even newer heights of success. The country is with the ISRO scientists who are are exceptional professionals and made an incredible contribution to national progress. There is no failure in science, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.

New dawn and brighter tomorrow soon: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he could proudly say that the efforts of the ISRO scientists were worthy. He said that learning from the Chandrayan 2 mission will make the country stronger and better. The prime minister hoped that there will be a new dawn and a brighter tomorrow very soon.

You live for India: PM Modi to ISRO scientists

In his address to the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the ISRO scientists live and work for the country. He said that after the unsuccessful landing of Vikram lander on the moon, the country resolve has strengthened.

Chandrayaan 2: PM Modi begins address from ISRO HQ in Bengaluru

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started his address to the nation from ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru. He was earlier witnessing the landing of Vikram lander which lost communication with the scientists. Chandrayaan-2 was launched on July 22, 2019, from Sriharikota.

PM Modi begins

Chandrayaan 2: PM Modi to address nation shortly

Hours after Vikram lander lost contact with the Indian Space Research Organisation scientists, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will brief the nation today. His address will begin at 8 pm from ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru. PM Modi is likely to praise the ISRO scientists for their work.

Chandrayaan 2: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address nation from ISRO control centre at 8 am today

 

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