|Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh|
|Status||Head of Government|
|Member of||Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly|
|Reports to||Governor of Arunachal Pradesh|
|Appointer||Governor of Arunachal Pradesh|
|Term length||At the confidence of the assembly|
Chief minister's term is for five years and is subject to no term limits.
|Inaugural holder||Prem Khandu Thungan|
|Formation||13 August 1975|
The Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh is the chief executive of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. As per the Constitution of India, the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh is the state's de jure head, but de facto executive authority rests with the chief minister. Following elections to the Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly, the governor usually invites the party (or coalition) with a majority of seats to form the government. The governor appoints the chief minister, whose council of ministers are collectively responsible to the assembly. Given that he has the confidence of the assembly, the chief minister's term is for five years and is subject to no term limits. Pema Khandu of the Bharatiya Janata Party is the current incumbent.
List of chief ministers of Arunachal Pradesh
|From||To||Days in office|
|1||Prem Khandu Thungan||Dirang Kalaktang||13 August 1975||18 September 1979||4 years, 36 days||Janata Party[c]|
|2||Tomo Riba||Basar||18 September 1979||3 November 1979||46 days||People's Party of Arunachal|
|N/A||3 November 1979||18 January 1980||76 days||N/A||N/A|
|3||Gegong Apang||Tuting Yingkiong||18 January 1980||19 January 1999||19 years, 1 day||Indian National Congress|
|4||Mukut Mithi||Roing||19 January 1999||3 August 2003||4 years, 196 days||Arunachal Congress (Mithi)|
|Indian National Congress|
|(3)||Gegong Apang ||Tuting Yingkiong||3 August 2003||9 April 2007||3 years, 249 days||United Democratic Front|
|Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Indian National Congress|
|5||Dorjee Khandu||Mukto||9 April 2007||30 April 2011||4 years, 21 days|
|6||Jarbom Gamlin||Liromoba||5 May 2011||1 November 2011||180 days|
|7||Nabam Tuki||Sagalee||1 November 2011||26 January 2016||4 years, 86 days|
|N/A||26 January 2016||19 February 2016||24 days||N/A|
|8||Kalikho Pul||Hayuliang||19 February 2016||13 July 2016||145 days||People's Party of Arunachal|
|(7)||Nabam Tuki||Sagalee||13 July 2016||17 July 2016||4 days||Indian National Congress|
|9||Pema Khandu||Mukto||17 July 2016||16 September 2016||4 years, 294 days||Indian National Congress|
|16 September 2016 ||31 December 2016||People's Party of Arunachal|
|31 December 2016||Incumbent||Bharatiya Janata Party|
- A parenthetical number indicates that the incumbent has previously held office.
- This column only names the chief minister's party. The state government he heads may be a complex coalition of several parties and independents; these are not listed here.
- Elected in first Assembly elections held in 1978.
- President's rule may be imposed when the "government in a state is not able to function as per the Constitution", which often happens because no party or coalition has a majority in the assembly. When President's rule is in force in a state, its council of ministers stands dissolved. The office of chief minister thus lies vacant, and the administration is taken over by the governor, who functions on behalf of the central government. At times, the legislative assembly also stands dissolved. Chief Minister Pema Khandu Suspended By His Party PPA on 29 December 2016. 
- President's rule may be imposed when the "government in a state is not able to function as per the Constitution", which often happens because no party or coalition has a majority in the assembly. When President's rule is in force in a state, its council of ministers stands dissolved. The office of chief minister thus lies vacant, and the administration is taken over by the governor, who functions on behalf of the central government. At times, the legislative assembly also stands dissolved.
- "Pema Khandu sworn in as Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh". The Hindu. 17 July 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
- Durga Das Basu. Introduction to the Constitution of India. 1960. 20th Edition, 2011 Reprint. pp. 241, 245. LexisNexis Butterworths Wadhwa Nagpur. ISBN 978-81-8038-559-9. Note: although the text talks about Indian state governments in general, it applies for the specific case of Arunachal Pradesh as well.
- Amberish K. Diwanji. "A dummy's guide to President's rule". Rediff.com. 15 March 2005.
- "अरुणाचल प्रदेश में बीजेपी को बड़ा झटका, Sc ने कांग्रेस की सरकार बहाल की". 13 July 2016.
- "Pema Khandu sworn in as Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh". The Hindu. 17 July 2016.
- Times of India 16 September 2016
- Shankar Bora, Bijay (31 December 2016). "Arunachal CM Pema Khandu joins BJP, ends political crisis". The Tribune. Arunachal Pradesh. Retrieved 31 December 2016.