New Delhi, Apr 21: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has lauded the scientists' team for the successful launch of India's Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), Agni-V.
Sonia wrote to Defence Research and Development Organisation chief VK Saraswat, stating that "I am writing to you on behalf of my party and UPA to congratulate you, your scientists and staff for the successful launch of Agni-V. This is a significant accomplishment that the country can be proud of."
Praising itself, Congress on Friday said that UPA's strategic planning led to the successful launch of Agni-V.
Party Spokesman Manish Tewari lashed out at the opponent party to clear the perception about Congress. "India's problem is not with the world. Today, our problem is within, it is with the forces of negativism, it is with the forces of reaction which, motivated by political opportunism, are hell bent upon trying to spread canards, insinuations and mislead the people," he said.
The launch of the missile will also help the UPA government to build a friendly relation with other countries.