Ex-ISRO chairman A S Kiran Kumar gets France’s highest civilian award

NEW DELHI: Former ISRO chairman A S Kiran Kumar was Thursday conferred with France’s highest civilian award – Chevalier de l’Ordre national de la Légion d’Honneur – for his contribution to India-France space cooperation.

According to an official statement, on behalf of the President of France, Ambassador of France to India, Alexandre Ziegler conferred Kumar with the highest civilian honour of France.

Jean-Yves Le Gall, Chairman of CNES, the French space agency, was present at the special investiture ceremony held at the Residence of France here, it said.



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