Beijing: China yesterday hailed India’s 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, in a rare acknowledgment of its Asian rival's rising space prowess.
“We have seen the report and congratulate India on the Mars satellite entering the orbit successfully,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told mediapersons.
Photos: Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt promote 'Badri...' on 'Dil Hai Hindustani'
In pictures: 15 facts about kissing that will surprise you
Photos: Deepika Padukone, Neha Dhupia and Soha Ali Khan at event
Birthday special: Shahid Kapoor's best performances in Bollywood
Photos: Kim Sharma, Sagarika Ghatge, Zaheer Khan at launch in Mumbai