Former ISRO chairman A S Kiran Kumar was conferred with France’s highest civilian honour, Chevalier de l’Ordre national de la Legion d’Honneur, for his contribution to India-France space cooperation.
Kumar was conferred with the prestigious honour by France’s Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler on behalf of the French President. He currently holds the Chair of the ISRO Committee on Earth Observation Satellites.
Source: India Times
Static/Current Takeaways Important for LIC AAO Exam:
- A S Kiran Kumar served as the Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation from 2015 to 2018.