The picture was taken from the International Space Station (ISS)
On India's 77th Independence Day, United Arab Emirates (UAE) astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi wished the country by sharing a stunning image of New Delhi from space. The picture was taken from the International Space Station (ISS) at an altitude of 400 kilometers above the Earth.
''To all Indians around the world, Happy Independence Day from the International Space Station! Sharing with you a capture of India's capital, New Delhi, from space,'' Mr Neyadi wrote on X, while sharing the picture.
He also greeted Indians with a 'Namaste' in 11 Indian languages, including English, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Urdu, Tamil, Bangla, Kannada, Odia, Punjabi, and Assamese.
See the image here:
Notably, Al Neyadi is currently on a six-month space mission to the International Space Station and will return to Earth on Thursday, August 31. In April this year, Mr Neyadi became the first Arab to undertake a spacewalk during Expedition 69 venturing out of the International Space Station (ISS) and completing his spacewalk.
Indians loved the picture and thanked the astronaut for such a beautiful capture. One user wrote, ''Wow... Thank you so much for capturing and also for remembering and wishing us. You should be very proud today to be there in Space and it comes with a lot of hardwork and personal sacrifices. Wish you all the best.''
Another wrote, ''Since the time im following you... i expected to see a post about my country india and it is on this special day thank you for the words and beautiful picture. always proud to be indian.. diversity is the most precious thing that i love about my country which is shown here.''
A third commented, ''Beautiful and clear image of New Delhi. @DelhiAirport is lit and visible bottom left, DND highway and India Gate circle with Kartavya path also clear as many other landmarks.''
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