Chandrayaan-3: India celebrates landing craft on the Moon - in pictures

Jubiliant scenes across the country with succesful landing of the Vikram craft near the lunar south pole

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India has become the first country to land on the Moon's south pole, after its Vikram lander softly touched down on the lunar surface.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi watched the livestream of the landing attempt from South Africa, where he was attending a summit of the Brics countries' leaders, and congratulated his people on the successful landing.

"This is a victory cry of a new India," Mr Modi said.

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Updated: August 24, 2023, 6:46 AM