Tapir Gao (born 1 October 1964) is an Indian politician.He is the President of Arunachal Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party. He was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India, representing the Arunachal East constituency of Arunachal Pradesh and the Bharatiya Janata Party. Gao was General Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party in 2011 & Gao is currently National Executive Member of BJP.

He resides at Village Ruksin in East Siang district.

Former Member of Parliament and one of the senior most leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Tapir Gao has been appointed new state unit president. Gao replaces the incumbent president Tai Tagak.

Born on 1st October 1964 at Molom Village under Rumgong constituency in West Siang, Gao joined BJP in 1998. He has been member of National Council and is considered to be close to national BJP President, Amit Shah.

He was elected to Lok Sabha from Arunachal East Parliamentary Constituency in 2004. While speaking to this daily, Gao informed that his first priority is to strengthened the party at grass root. “I would like to work towards strengthening party organization based on ideology and principle of BJP,” said Gao. On the question of accommodating new entrant and old guard, new president said he will maintain balance. “We will take forward both the sections. We cannot deprive old party workers and also we need to support those who are joining the party,” said Gao. When asked whether Kalikho Pul led PPA government will merge with BJP, Gao said it is too early to comment but also made it clear that door of BJP is not closed for anyone willing to join the party. He held various responsibilities in the BJP as the State General Secretary, Secretary and General Secretary at the centre. He also was Vice chairman, erstwhile National SC & ST Commission besides Member in various sub-committees in the Parliament and Ministries. Meanwhile, the outgoing state president Tai Tagak and his team have welcomed the decision of the National President.