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Could India’s moon landing signal a new power rivalry with China?

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LettersCould India’s moon landing signal a new power rivalry with China?

Readers discuss the significance of India’s achievement, a joint space effort for Brics, and China Evergrande’s crisisIndiaLettersPublished: 11:30am, 27 Aug, 2023Why you can trust SCMP

Feel strongly about these letters, or any other aspects of the news? Share your views by emailing us your Letter to the Editor at [email protected] or filling in this Google form. Submissions should not exceed 400 words, and must include your full name and address, plus a phone number for verification.After an unsuccessful attempt in 2019, India has achieved the momentous feat of a lunar landing, when Chandrayaan-3 reached the southern polar region of the moon on August 23. With this achievement, India joins an exclusive club that includes the United States, Russia and China, which have all made lunar landings.

Indian Prime Minister Modi said the success of the mission “belongs to all of humanity”.

When American astronaut Neil Armstrong first landed on the moon, he said something similar. He said it was “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”.

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