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PM Modi lauds scientists as ISRO launches PSLV C-23 rocket from Sriharikota

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday (June 30) witnessed the launch of ISRO's PSLV C-23 rocket in Sriharikota.

B.N. Suresh, former ISRO scientist briefing Narendra Modi on the successful launch of PSLV C23. (Source: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the students on his arrival at the Mission Control Centre. (Source: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting scientists after the successful launch of PSLV C23. (Source: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates ISRO Chairman K Radhakrishnan on the successful launch of PSLV C23 at the Mission Control Centre at Sriharikota. (Source: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing at the Mission Control Centre on the successful launch of PSLV C23. (Source: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing at the Mission Control Centre. (Source: PTI)

PSLV-C23 is successfully launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on Monday. (Source: PTI)

ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C23), carrying five foreign satellites from France, Germany, Canada and Singapore, lifts off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on Monday. (Source: PTI)

After a perfect lift off from the First Launch Pad in Satish Dhawan Space Centre here at 9.52 AM which was witnessed by Modi, Indian Space Research Organisation's workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C23 placed all five satellites into their intended orbits, one after the other between 17 and 19 minutes, in textbook precision. (Source: PTI)

The five satellites were launched under commercial arrangements that ANTRIX (ISRO's commercial arm) entered into with the respective foreign agencies. (Source: PTI)

ISRO has so far launched 35 satellites from 19 countries around the globe -- Algeria, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Singapore, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey and the United Kingdom. (Source: PTI)

People watch the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C23) rocket lifting off from the east coast island of Sriharikota. (Source: AP)

The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C23) rocket lifts off from the east coast island of Sriharikota. (Source: AP)

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)'s PSLV C 23 carrying a French Earth Observing satellite and four others from Singapore, Canada and Germany awaits its launch at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday. (Source: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday (June 30) witnessed the launch of ISRO's PSLV C-23 rocket in Sriharikota. (Source: PTI)

This is India's fourth dedicated commercial launch, but the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle's 27th launch. The launch vehicle costs Rs. 100 crore. Soon after Modi's arrival in Sriharikota on Sunday, he was taken to the first launch pad. (Source: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a brief presentation on Indian Space Programme by Dr. K Radhakrishnan and Senior Space Scientists at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday. (Source: PTI)

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi being welcomed by Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N. Chandrababu Naidu on his arrival at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday. (Source: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi being greeted by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at Chennai Airport on Sunday. Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah is also seen. (Source: PTI)