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K. Sivan appointed as new ISRO Chairman

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

K Sivan, popularly known as the 'Rocket Man' of the (ISRO), was on Wednesday appointed as the new of the country's space establishment.

Sivan is well known for his contribution to the development of cryogenic engines for India's space programme and is currently serving as the of the Space Center in Thiruvananthapuram.

He will be the ninth of the ISRO and will succeed A.S. Kiran Kumar, whose three-year terms end on January 14.

Sivan is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, he joined the ISRO in 1982.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 23:20 IST