With space exploration being one of the few remaining areas where Moscow and Washington continue to cooperate, Russian and US officials have sought to downplay any suspicions about the ISS incident.
"I have had my "glory days in the hot sun" and now it's time to come home", he wrote in a tweet late on Wednesday that included a photo of the sun taken from the ISS.
Soyuz spacecraft was damaged deliberately, Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin said.
The crew accomplished a lot during their many months in orbit, taking delivery of five cargo deliveries containing not just supplies for survival but also various tools and instruments to carry out scientific experiments in the zero gravity environment.
ISRO scientists and engineers have been working on the Gaganyaan spacecraft for the mission.
October 4 (UPI) - The International Space Station is a bit less crowded today. In total Feustel now has almost 62 hours on spacewalks and Arnold has tallied over 32 hours.
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The spacewalk timed out at 7 hours and 46 minutes, the longest in Russian space programme history.
Expedition 57 continues station research and operations with a crew comprised of Serena Aunon-Chancellor of NASA, Alexander Gerst of ESA (European Space Agency) and Sergey Prokopyev of Roscosmos.
NASA expressed confidence in the Soyuz manufacturing process.
Previously, wild and unsubstantiated rumours had circulated in Russian media that the hole had been drilled by a NASA astronaut - possibly because he was homesick and wished to return to Earth.