Congratulating ISRO for its success in placing the Cartosat -2B and four other satellites in orbit, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Monday said the space agency had made India proud.

“Congratulations to all of you on a perfect take off”, he said, adding that this was the first time he was witnessing a launch despite being associated with ISRO as a member of the Space Commission many years ago.

“This is the first time I am actually seeing a launch.. not just from the Control Centre but also rushed out to get a visual (of the PSLV soaring into the skies)... wonderful experience,” he said.

Mr. Ahluwalia said ISRO has made the country proud by its continuous success in various missions.

The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) today successfully placed into orbit remote sensing satellite Cartosat-2B and four other satellites.

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