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Updated: January 29, 2012 18:41 IST

ISRO Chairman behind move against me: Nair

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Former ISRO chief G. Madhavan Nair. Photo: H. Vibhu
Former ISRO chief G. Madhavan Nair. Photo: H. Vibhu

Hurt at the action taken against him over the Antrix-Devas deal, former ISRO chief G. Madhavan Nair on Wednesday accused space agency Chairman K. Radhakrishnan of being behind the move and pursuing a “personal agenda” to mislead the government.

“This is his (Radhakrishnan’s) personal agenda. That individual is bent upon hitting so many people and in that process, he is killing the organisation,” Mr. Nair told PTI in Bangalore.

“He (Radhakrishnan) has misled the government on the whole issue (the controversial Devas deal). He is the key person who worked behind this; he misled and miscommunicated to the government and he has taken action”, alleged Mr. Nair, who was the key figure behind India’s Chandrayaan-1 moon mission.

The government action against Mr. Nair and three other eminent space scientists came in the wake of the controversial Antrix—Devas deal in which a private company was allotted scarce S band spectrum by ISRO allegedly in violation of rules.

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