China hails India's Mars mission success as landmark progress

September 24, 2014 9:14 AM

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BEIJING: China today congratulated India for its successful Mars mission saying that it was not only a proud achievement for the country and Asia but also a "landmark progress" in mankind's exploration of outer space.

"We have seen the report and congratulate India on the Mars satellite entering the orbit successfully," Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying told a media briefing here while replying to a question on the successful sojourn of India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft 'Mangalyaan'.

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