Chandrayaan 2: PM Narendra Modi hugs emotional K Sivan at ISRO Centre gate

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Sivan breaks down as PM Modi hugs him
Sivan breaks down as PM Modi hugs him

New Delhi : After addressing the nation and scientists over uncertainty on existence of moon lander Vikram, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ISRO chief K Sivan shared an emotional heartfelt moment that spoke a thousand words about their connected feelings with the mission.

PM Narendra Modi was on his way out from the ISRO centre after completing his address when he turned to congratulate K Sivan for all his efforts in the mission. Mr Sivan broke into tears as PM Modi gave him a hug and several pats on the back to ensure he does not get disheartened with the results.

Watch the emotional moment below:

ISRO's moon lander Vikram lost connection at a mere distance of 2.1 kms from the north pole of the lunar surface. The team of scientists is now analyzing the data to find out the reason behind the result.

Chandrayaan 2, which was launched on July 22, attempted a touchdown near the moon’s south pole at 1:43 am in the wee hours of Saturday. Vikram was attempting to land on the South Pole region of Moon where no other man made mission has gone before.

Chandrayaan 2 orbiter, on the other hand, is healthy and is orbiting the planet as per plan.