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ISRO chairman gets VIP security cover of CISF commandos

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

ISRO and renowned scientist K has been accorded a security cover of central paramilitary commandos by the Centre, officials said today.

A 'Y+' category of CISF cover has been accorded to the who is also designated as the (space) in the Union government, an said.

The will have a team of about 3-5 armed commandos with him every time he travels to any part of the country, the said, adding that the team has already taken charge.

The of the (ISRO) is traditionally given this sort of a security cover and hence the same has been extended to after his appointment to the post in January, the added.

The security cover of the earlier ISRO chairman A S is also in place, the official said.

was working as the of before he was appointed the He has completed his PhD in Aerospace engineering from IIT,

Sivan joined the ISRO in 1982 in PSLV project and has contributed immensely towards end to end mission planning, mission design, mission integration and analysis.

The (CISF) guards 72 VIPs at present which includes senior functionaries like (NSA)

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 19:40 IST