New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: After the communications from Chandrayaan-2’s ‘Vikram’ lander to the ground station was lost, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that ISRO's achievement with the spacecraft so far has made every Indian proud.

“ISRO's achievement with getting Chandrayaan-2 so far has made every Indian proud. India stands with our committed and hard-working scientists at @isro. My best wishes for future endeavours,” Shah tweeted on Saturday.  

“Vikram lander descend was normal and as planned till 2.1 km. Subsequently, communication with Vikram lander was lost. Data is being analysed,” Shah added.

The communication with Vikram lander was lost moments before its planned landing on the south pole region of the Moon. ISRO chairman K Sivan announced that communication with the lander was lost at 2.1 km from the lunar surface.

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"The Vikram lander descent was as planned and normal performance was observed up to an altitude of 2.1 km. Subsequently, communication from the lander to the ground stations was lost. Data is being analysed," announced ISRO Chairman K Sivan.

If the lander had pulled off the historic touchdown, the country could have joined the US, Russia and China in soft landing on the lunar surface.

India could have also been the first to lower its lander on the hitherto unexplored south polar region of the moon.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma