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A screenshot of ISRO chief K Sivan's press conference. Sivan said, the private sector will now be allowed to carry out space activities like building of rockets, satellites and providing launch services.

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ISRO Chairman K Sivan during a press conference at ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru

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ISRO Chairman K Sivan presents certificate to a student during the convocation of Ajmer Central University, in Ajmer, Rajasthan.

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ISRO Chairman K. Sivan visits Lord Venkateswara temple ahead of the launch of Cartosat-3, 13 other commercial nanosatellites, at Tirumala in Tirupati

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ISRO Chairman K Sivan and Director of IIT V Ramgopal Rao present Distinguished Alumni Award to Prof. Keshav Srinivasan during the 50th Annual Convocation of IIT Delhi, in New Delhi.

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Union Minister Jitendra Singh felicitates ISRO chairperson S Sivan with a statue of Sardar Patel during 4th ISSE National Conference 2019, in Ahmedabad.

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President Ram Nath Kovind shakes hand with K. Sivan, Chairman, ISRO and Space Commission during a meeting in New Delhi.

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Indian Space Research Organization(ISRO) Chairperson K Sivan during the 8th convocation of Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Bhubaneswar, at Argul in Khordha district, Odisha

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi consoles ISRO Chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan as he got emotional after the Vikram lander connection was lost during soft landing of Chandrayaan 2 on lunar surface, in Bengaluru

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi consoles ISRO Chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan as he got emotional after the Vikram lander connection was lost during soft landing of Chandrayaan 2 on lunar surface, in Bengaluru

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ISRO Chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan after announcing that connection with the lander was lost during the soft landing of Vikram module of Chandrayaan 2 on lunar surface, in Bengaluru

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ISRO Chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan (C) watches the live telecast of soft landing of Vikram module of Chandrayaan 2 on lunar surface, in Bengaluru

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being greeted by ISRO chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan as the former arrives to watch the live telecast of soft landing of Vikram module of Chandrayaan 2 on lunar surface,in Bengaluru

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ISRO Chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan after announcing that connection with the lander was lost during the soft landing of Vikram module of Chandrayaan 2 on lunar surface, in Bengaluru

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with ISRO Chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan after connection with the Vikram lander was lost during soft landing of Chandrayaan 2 on lunar surface, in Bengaluru

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ISRO Chairman K Sivan displays a model of Chanrayaan 2 orbiter and rover during a press conference in Bengaluru

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ISRO Chairman K Sivan addresses a press conference in Bengaluru

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ISRO Chiarman K Sivan (2nd R), former ISRO chief Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan (C), environmentalist Kartikeya Vikram Sarabhai (L) and other dignitaries launch a book on the 100th birth anniversary of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai in Ahmedabad.

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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan addresses after the successful launch of GSLV-MkIII-M1 rocket carrying Chandrayaan-2 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, at Sriharikota in Nellore district. Chandrayaan-2 comes 11 years after ISRO's successful first lunar mission Chandrayaan-1 which scripted history by making more than 3,400 orbits around the Moon and was operational for 312 days till August 29, 2009.

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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan addresses after the successful launch of CGSLV MkIII-M1 rocket carrying Chandrayaan-2 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, at Sriharikota in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh.

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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan speaks as MoS in the Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space Jitendra Singh looks on during a press conference on Chandrayaan-2, in New Delhi.

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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan addresses a press conference to announce the launch date of India's second moon mission Chandrayaan-2, at Antariksh Bhavan in Bengaluru.

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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K Sivan (R) addresses as ISRO's Scientific Secretary R Umamaheswaran looks on at a press conference, in New Delhi.

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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K Sivan addresses a press conference on the launch of India's second Moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, at Antariksh Bhavan in Bengaluru.

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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K Sivan addresses a press conference following the successful launch of earth observation satellite HysIS, along with 30 co-passenger satellites from eight countries, in Sriharikota.

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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairperson K Sivan holds a replica of GSLV-MkIII D2 during a press conference called after its successful launch, at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.

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ISRO Chairman K Sivan (2nd R), French space agency President Jean-Yves Le Gall (2nd L), former CII chairman K Gopalakrishna (R), Antrix Chairman & MD S Rakesh (L) during the inauguration of the 6th Bengaluru Space Expo 2018, in Bengaluru.

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Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan, left, and Junior Indian Minister for Department of Atomic Energy and Space Jitendra Singh address a press conference in New Delhi. Sivan gave the brief outline and readiness of India's space agency plan to put an Indian astronaut for seven days in space at a cost less than US$ 1.4 billion as part of its manned mission by 2022.

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Newly appointed ISRO Chairman K Sivan with family members offers prayers at the temple of his family deity in his native village Keezha Sarakkalvilai in Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu.

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ISRO Chairman AS Kiran Kumar along with ISRO Chairman (elect) K Sivan and other officials during a press conference after the successful launch of PSLV-C40 from the first launch pad at Sriharikota. This lift-off marks 100th launch by ISRO.

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K. Sivan, the director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre

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