Anil Kumar, an ISRO scientist, has been chosen Vice President of the International Astronautical Federation

Anil Kumar, an ISRO scientist, has been chosen Vice President of the International Astronautical Federation

According to ISRO, senior Indian Space Research Organisation scientist Anil Kumar has been chosen Vice President of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF). Anil Kumar is currently employed as the Associate Director of the ISRO Telemetry, Tracking, and Command Network (ISTRAC). The International Astronautical Federation (IAF), founded in 1951, is the world's leading space advocacy organisation, with 433 members from 72 countries.

According to the national space agency, the IAF actively stimulates the development of astronautics for peaceful purposes and supports the transmission of scientific and technological information connected to space. "It (Anil Kumar's election) is an acknowledgment of ISRO's space endeavours that aid in the promotion of worldwide collaboration," the Bengaluru-based ISRO said in a tweet.

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(source : PTI)

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