Prime Ministers of India

India since its independence in 1947 have seen 14 full-time Persons at the highest post in some terms as its called and i.e The Prime Minister of India is the actual head of the country in India, even though we have a president. Free India has witnessed Pt Jawaharlal Nehru of the Indian National Congress as the first Prime Minister.Most of the powers rest with the prime minister and since he is directly elected by the people and then chosen by his party to lead the country.
India has seen various charismatic leaders as its prime minister as well as down to earth yet made of steel perfect ministers like Mr. Shashtri and Mr. Manmohan Singh and there are many who had won both admiration and awe of individuals.
At present the office is headed by Shri Narendra Modi of the BJP (the 14th full-time PM as in 2018) last vacated by Dr. Manmohan Singh of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA).

Abbreviations – INC – Indian National Congress, JP – Janata Party, JD – Janata Dal
BJP – Bharatiya Janata Party, SJP – Samajwadi Janata Party
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1Jawaharlal Nehru15 August,
1947
27 May,
1964
INC
2Shri Gulzarilal Nanda27 May,
1964
9 June,
1964
INC
3Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri9 June,
1964
11 January,
1966
INC
4Shri Gulzarilal Nanda11 January,
1966
24 January,
1966
INC
5Shrimati Indira Gandhi24 January,
1966
24 March,
1977
INC
6Shri Morarji Desai24 March,
1977
28 July,
1979
JP
7Shri Charan Singh28 July,
1979
14 January,
1980
JP
8Shrimati Indira Gandhi14 January,
1980
31 October,
1984
INC
9Shri Rajiv Gandhi31 October,
1984
2 December,
1989
INC
(Indira)
10Shri Vishwanath Pratap Singh2 December,
1989
10 November,
1990
JD
11Shri Chandra Shekhar10 November,
1990
21 June,
1991
SJP
12Shri P.V. Narasimha Rao21 June,
1991
16 May,
1996
INC
13Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee16 May,
1996
1 June,
1996
BJP
14H. D. Deve Gowda1 June,
1996
21 April,
1997
JD
15Inder Kumar Gujral21 April,
1997
19 March,

1988

JD
16Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee19 March,
1998
22 May,
2004
BJP
17Dr. Manmohan Singh22 May,
2004
26 May,
2014
INC
18Narendra Modi26 May,
2014
IncumbentBJP