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List of chairmen of the Indian Space Research Organisation

The Chairperson of the Indian Space Research Organisation is the highest-ranked official of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the space agency of the India. The Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR) was found in 1962 with Vikram Sarabhai as its chairperson. The Indian Space Research Organisation in its modern form was created by Vikram Sarabhai in 1969.[1] Since then there have been eight chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation, with Prof. Satish Dhawan serving the longest term of 12 years as the Chairman.

Chairperson of the Indian Space Research Organisation
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Incumbent
Kailasavadivoo Sivan

since 15 January 2018
Inaugural holderVikram Sarabhai
Formation1963
S.No. Photo Name Term start Term end Term length Ref(s)
1 Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Vikram Sarabhai 1963 1972 Nine years [2]
2 M. G. K. Menon January 1972 September 1972 Nine months [3]
3 Satish Dhawan 1972 1984 Twelve years [4]
4 Prof. U R Rao U. R. Rao 1984 1994 Ten years [5]
5 Dr. Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan K. Kasturirangan 1994 27 August 2003 Nine years [6]
6 G. Madhavan Nair G. Madhavan Nair September 2003 29 October 2009 Six years [7]
7 K._Radhakrishnan_(scientist) K. Radhakrishnan 30 October 2009 31 December 2014 Five years [8]
8 Shailesh Nayak (Scientist) Shailesh Nayak 1 January 2015 12 January 2015 12 days [9]
9 A. S. Kiran Kumar A. S. Kiran Kumar 14 January 2015 14 January 2018 3 years [10]
10 K. Sivan K. Sivan 15 January 2018 Incumbent 612 days [11]

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ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ "Welcome To ISRO :: Former Chairman - Prof. M G K Menon". isro.org. Archived from the original on 2014-02-11. Retrieved 2014-02-14.
  4. ^ "Welcome To ISRO :: Former Chairmen :: Prof Satish Dhawan". isro.org. Archived from the original on 2014-02-11. Retrieved 2014-02-14.
  5. ^ "Welcome To ISRO :: Former Chairman - Prof.Udupi Ramachandra Rao". isro.org. Archived from the original on 2014-02-11. Retrieved 2014-02-14.
  6. ^ "Welcome To ISRO :: Former Chairman :: Dr. Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan - Introduction". isro.org. Archived from the original on 2014-10-26. Retrieved 2014-02-14.
  7. ^ "Shri G Madhavan Nair". About ISRO. Indian Space Research Organisation. 2008-11-11. Archived from the original on 2009-11-11. Retrieved 2009-11-01.
  8. ^ "Dr. K. Radhakrishnan". About ISRO. Indian Space Research Organisation. 2008-11-11. Archived from the original on 2013-11-12. Retrieved 2009-11-01.
  9. ^ Shailesh Nayak appointed as new ISRO chairman, Radhakrishnan retires
  10. ^ "A S Kiran Kumar takes over as Secretary, Department of Space, Chairman, Space Commission and Chairman, ISRO - ISRO". www.isro.gov.in. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
  11. ^ "K. Sivan takes charge as new ISRO chairman". The Hindu. 16 January 2018. Retrieved 1 November 2018.

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