Starlink India head steps down after government order – TechCrunch

Sanjay Bhargava, the head of Starlink India, has stepped down from his role weeks after the Indian government ordered the company to stop taking orders for the devices as it doesn’t have the license to operate in the South Asian market.

In a LinkedIn post, Bhargava said he was leaving the firm for “personal reasons.” His departure comes just three months after he took the job as Country Director and Chairman of the Board of Starlink India. Earlier today, Starlink India told customers that it will be issuing refunds to those who had pre-ordered the device.

Elon Musk, SpaceX chief executive, welcomed Bhargava, a former PayPal executive, to Starlink India and tweeted that he “deserved a lot of credit for making X/PayPal succeed.”

A SpaceX spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.