India's economy was seventh largest by nominal GDP and third-largest by purchasing power says ISRO chief at convocation.
It has been a custom with all ISRO chiefs to visit the temples ahead of big missions.
K Sivan appointed new ISRO chairman: The 'Rocket Man' helped send 104 satellites in a single mission
Renowned scientist K Sivan was on Wednesday appointed as the the chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to replace AS Kiran Kumar.
With less than a month left for the proposed launch of 103 satellites at one go, Indian Space Research Organisation on Wednesday said its aim is to maximise capability with each launch and not set a record.
The second mission to Mars could be between 2018-2020, but may not be similar to the Orbiter Mission launched last year, Isro chief K Radhakrishnan said on Wednesday.
Isro's Mangalyaan made India proud when it successfully entered Mars orbit and MoM has proved that it is doing its job well when it captured its first images of Mars on Wednesday. Taken from a height of 7300 km; with 376 m spatial resolution, this picture was posted by Isro on its Facebook and Twitter accounts on Thursday. Isro chief K Radhakrishnan said more pictures will be released in the afternoon once PM Modi has a look at the hard copies.