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PM hails ISRO for GSAT launch

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Modi Wednesday congratulated ISRO on the successful launch of GSAT-11, saying the remarkable work of scientists inspired every Indian.

He said it was a major milestone for the country's space programme which would transform the lives of crores of Indians by connecting remote areas.

"Congrats to ISRO for the successful launch of GSAT-11, which is the heaviest, largest and most-advanced of India," he tweeted.

He said was proud of its scientists who kept innovating and setting high standards of scale, achievements and success.

"Their remarkable work inspires every Indian, the said.

India's heaviest satellite GSAT-11, that would boost services in the country, was successfully launched by an rocket from the in the early hours of Wednesday.

The Ariane-5 vehicle injected the into the orbit in a flawless flight lasting about 33 minutes.

"...the heaviest, largest and most powerful satellite ever built by is successfully launched by Ariane-5 today," (ISRO) K Sivan said soon after the launch.

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 16:20 IST