Scientists monitor, as Vikram Lander begins its descent on the south pole of the moon, at ISRO office in Bengaluru on Saturday.  (ANI )
Scientists monitor, as Vikram Lander begins its descent on the south pole of the moon, at ISRO office in Bengaluru on Saturday. (ANI )

Nagpur Police tweet to Vikram lander is winning hearts on social media

  • Though the lander hit the surface hard while landing, it was still very close to the scheduled touchdown site
  • Stating that Chandrayaan-2 mission was a highly complex one, which represented a significant technological leap compared to the previous missions of ISRO, the space agency said

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is continuously trying to establish a link with the 'Vikram' lander after it lost its contact just above 2.1 km before a soft touchdown on the lunar surface.

While the scientists at ISRO trying to establish a link with the lander, Nagpur police official Twitter handle has come out with a cheeky tweet which is earning a lot of praise in the social media.

The tweet goes like this, "Dear Vikram, Please respond. We are not going to challan (fine receipt) you for breaking the signals!" said the Nagpur police through their official Twitter handle.

The tweet has already been retweeted more than 8.4K times while it was liked 28.7K times at the time of publishing this article. While some appreciated the creativity of Nagpur Police, others took a sly jibe at it.

A Twitter user @MallikaKaleem said:

'Nagpur Police!!

Yes, indeed , Hopes of 133 crore Indians attached to #Vikram . It's truly an exception!'


Another tweeter @starchauhanji said:

'YOUR tweet is EXCEPTIONAL!

This case is with Banglore Traffic Police, tweeted on user'


I knew it.. Nagpur police is on moon...

Some people became too serious about the issue.

'Vikram don't have insurance and now he is afraid for Rs. 2,000,' said @devengr8.

The Maharashtra police tweeter handle also shared a message praising the ISRO.

"You have 100% left a mark on the heart of each one of us! Jai Hind".

Vikram, which encases rover 'Pragyan' went out of contact during its final descent, when it was just 2.1 km above the lunar surface, in the early hours of September 7.

"The lander is there (on lunar surface) as a single piece, not broken into pieces. It's in a tilted position," an ISRO official associated with the mission claimed.

Though the lander hit the surface hard while landing, it was still very close to the scheduled touchdown site as per the images sent by the orbiter's onboard camera, he said.

With Agency Inputs

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