Explained: Why India's Chandrayaan-3 Endorses Article 1 of Moon Treaty?

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The Article 1 of the treaty makes a declaration that the Moon should be used for the benefit of all states and all peoples of the international community which is identical to the statement made by Prime Minister of India after successful landing of Chandrayaan-3 as mentioned above.

Chandigarh (ABC Live): India's Chandrayaan-3 has landed on the moon's South Pole on August 23, 2023.

The successful moon mission Chandrayaan-3 has made India the fourth country to achieve a soft landing on the lunar surface after the US, China, and the erstwhile Soviet Union and First country to land on South Pole of moon.

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi after Chandrayaan-3 flawless landing on South Pole of moon said, “Our moon mission is based on human-centric approach. Therefore, this success belongs to all of humanity”

The ABC Research team working on the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) refers Agreement Governing the Activities of States on the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, commonly also called Moon Treaty and Agreement has not been ratified by any state having capabilities to explore Moon or other Celestial Bodies (e.g. the United States, Russia, the People's Republic of China and now India) since its creation on December 18, 1979.

The Moon Treaty proposes to establish an "international regime" or "framework of laws" that apply to the Moon and to other celestial bodies within the Solar System, including orbits around or other trajectories to or around them.

The Article 1 of the treaty makes a declaration that the Moon should be used for the benefit of all states and all peoples of the international community which is identical to the statement made by Prime Minister of India after successful landing of Chandrayaan-3 as mentioned above.

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