Fawad Chaudhry, Pakistan’s science minister sent out a series of tweets early on Saturday after India’s ISRO space agency lost contact with its Vikram lander. Vikram was on its descent to the moon when the agency lost contact with it just 2.1km before it reached the lunar surface.
“Please sleep. The toy landed in Mumbai instead of landing on the moon,” Chaudhry said in one of his tweets.
Indian Twittter users then called him out for his behaviour. He acknowledged them by claiming they were abusing him.
Surprised on Indian trolls reaction, they are abusing me as I was the one who failed their moon mission, bhai hum ne kaha tha 900 crore lagao in nalaiqoon per? Ab sabr kero aur sonah ki koshish kero #IndiaFailed
India’s space agency chief K. Sivan confirmed his team had lost contact with
Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram lander minutes before it was about to land on the lunar surface on Saturday morning. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told scientists that, despite the lost connection, what they’d achieved was no mean feat. “Hope for the best,” he said, adding that there were learnings to be had from the venture.