Wing Commander Rakesh Sharma Reflects on Historic “Saare Jahaan Se Achha” Moment 40 Years Later


GG News Bureau
New Delhi, 2nd April. 
Wing Commander Rakesh Sharma, the trailblazing Indian astronaut who ventured into space, reminisced about his iconic “Saare Jahaan Se Achha” remark as India prepares for its next monumental leap with the Gaganyaan mission.

Sharma, the sole Indian to have embarked on a space journey, expressed his enthusiasm for welcoming more Indian astronauts to the exclusive space club as the nation gears up for its maiden human space flight mission.

Recalling his historic space flight, Sharma shared his profound sense of excitement and wonder, noting that the experience far surpassed his expectations. He emphasized the significance of the scientific endeavors conducted in space during his mission.

As India readies itself for the Gaganyaan mission, Sharma expressed his elation, highlighting the mission’s entirely indigenous nature and its potential for another historic milestone in the country’s space exploration journey.

Reflecting on his famous exchange with then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi during his space voyage, where he described India as “Saare Jahaan Se Achha,” Sharma reaffirmed his sentiment, emphasizing that India remains unparalleled even after four decades.

Sharma’s enduring optimism and pride in India’s achievements serve as a testament to the nation’s continued strides in space exploration and scientific advancement.

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