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Twitterati in tears after watching PM Modi console ISRO chief following Chandrayaan 2 setback


New Delhi, Sep 07: Prime Minister Narendra Modi hugged and consoled an emotional ISRO chief K Sivan, hours after the space agency announced it lost contact with Chandrayaan 2 lander during a historic moon landing attempt.

The moving gesture by the prime minister has won hearts on the internet and is being fondly shared by the Internet.

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Watch: PM Modi hugs and consoles ISRO chief, Sivan after he breaks down

The ISRO chief broke down after the speech and in a video that has gone viral on social media, PM Modi was seen consoling him with a heartfelt hug.

    PM Modi comforts ISRO chief, K Sivan dejected after lander loses contact

    In a setback, ISRO's plan to soft land Chandrayaan-2's Vikram module on the lunar surface did not go as per script in the early hours of Saturday, with the lander losing communication with ground stations during its final descent.

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