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ISRO chief Nair new head of IAA

india Updated: Aug 31, 2009 16:55 IST

Indian Space Research Organisation chief G Madhavan Nair has been elected the chairman of the International Academy Astronautics, an official said in Panaji on Monday. He will be the first Indian and first non-American to hold the post.

He will formally take over October 16, the official added.

The IAA is an international community of experts committed to expanding the frontiers of space.