Mulford congratulates India on Chandrayaan-I launch

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New Delhi, Oct 22 (UNI) United States Ambassador to India David C Mulford today congratulated the country on the successful launch of its first moon mission Chandrayaan-I.

''The United States congratulates India on the successful launch.

This is a proud moment in Indian history and demonstrates India's technological prowess by joining the international community in the peaceful exploration of space,'' he said in a statement here.

The Ambassador said the United States was proud to participate in Chandrayaan-I by providing two instruments for the mission.

''Ahead of today's launch, scientists from the United States worked closely with their Indian partners to prepare the U S contribution to the Chandrayaan spacecraft, exemplifying the ideals of our bilateral partnership," said the Ambassador.

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