List of Prime minister of India

India’s head of state is the president, whose powers are largely nominal and ceremonial. Effective executive power rests with the Council of Ministers, headed by the prime minister, who is chosen by the majority party or coalition in the Lok Sabha (lower house of parliament) and is formally appointed by the president. This is a chronologically ordered list of the prime ministers, from the earliest to the most recent.

  1. Jawaharlal Nehru (1947–64)
  2. Gulzarilal Nanda (1964; 1st time)
  3. Lal Bahadur Shastri (1964–66)
  4. Gulzarilal Nanda (1966; 2nd time)
  5. Indira Gandhi (1966–77; 1st time)
  6. Morarji Desai (1977–79)
  7. Charan Singh (1979–80)
  8. Indira Gandhi (1980–84; 2nd time)
  9. Rajiv Gandhi (1984–89)
  10. V.P. Singh (1989–90)
  11. Chandra Shekhar (1990–91)
  12. P.V. Narasimha Rao (1991–96)
  13. Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1996; 1st time)
  14. H.D. Deve Gowda (1996–97)
  15. Inder K. Gujral (1997–98)
  16. Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1998–2004; 2nd time)
  17. Manmohan Singh (2004–14)
  18. Narendra Modi (2014–2019 )
  19. Narendra Modi (2019– )