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India showed its capability to world by hoisting Tricolour on moon: Modi to diaspora in Greece

Addressing the Indian diaspora in Greece where he reached the same day from South Africa, the PM also cited several development feats achieved by his government in the last nine years.

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi interacts with the Indian community and friends of India in Athens, Greece, on Friday, August 25, 2023 and the audience (L). (ANI Photo)

By: Shubham Ghosh

INDIAN prime minister Narendra Modi said on Friday (25) that the country has shown its capability to the world by hoisting the Tricolour on the moon, asserting that its science and technology and innovation are creating a wave globally.

India’s Chandrayaan-3 successfully touched down on the moon’s unexplored South Pole on Wednesday (23).

Addressing the Indian diaspora in Greece where he reached the same day from South Africa, the prime minister also cited several development feats achieved by his government in the last nine years and emphasised that never before has so much investment been made in the infrastructure sector.

Over 25 lakh (2.5 million) kilometre-long optical fibre cable has been laid in India since 2014 which is, he noted, more than six times the distance between the Earth and the moon.

India has taken indigenous 5G technology to around 700 districts of the country in record time, he said, drawing cheers from the audience.

The world’s highest-altitude raid bridge and motorable road besides the biggest cricket stadium and the tallest statue are in India now, he said.

Top global bodies such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund are praising the Indian economy with leading companies vying with each other to invest in India, he said, asserting that the country’s role is changing fast in the post-Covid-19 world order.

Referring to the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the lunar surface earlier this week, Modi said India has shown its capability to the world by hoisting the Tricolour on the moon.

The prime minister invoked ancient ties between the civilisations of India and Greece, and praised the roles of Sikh gurus in strengthening their relations, he said. His government had worked with dedication in commemorating events related to Sikhs, he added.

(With PTI inputs)

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