President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday congratulated space agency ISRO for the successful launch of rocket PSLV-C23, saying it is a significant milestone in the progress of the country's space capabilities.
India launched five foreign satellites from four countries on board PSLV-C23 rocket which placed them in orbit.
In his message to Dr K Radhakrishnan, Chairman of ISRO, the President said, "I congratulate you and your team at the Indian Space Research Organisation for the successful launch of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C23, carrying five satellites from four countries.
"The nation is proud of this important achievement which is a significant milestone in the progress of our space capabilities".
He conveyed his greetings to the members of the team of scientists, engineers, technologists and all others associated with the mission.