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Tag Archives: DRDO Chief

Dr Selvin Christopher is new Chief of DRDO

As ‘Indianmandarins’ had anticipated in its report on May 27, 2015 the Eminent scientist S Christopher has been appointed as Secretary, DoDRD (Defence Research & Development) and Director General of DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) for a two-year term. Currently Christopher is Programme Director, AWACS (Airborne early warning and…

G Satheesh Reddy is Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister

As the newly formed government at centre had stated months back that the posts of DRDO Chief and Scientific Advisor to RM will be separated. Keeping with its promise the GoI has appointed the eminent missile scientist G Satheesh Reddy as the Scientific Adviser to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar for…

Reddy, Christopher & Datar in chase of DRDO Chief

Building of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) at his office in New Delhi, India.

Three eminent scientists have, reportedly, emerged as the front-runner for the coveted post of DRDO Chief; a post which is vacant since January 31 this year. The erstwhile DRDO Chief Avinash Chander was relieved mid-way of his remaining tenure on January 31, 2015. Power corridors are abuzz of three most…

Role-reversal of DRDO Chief on the cards

If the latest buzz, over the appointment of new Chief of DRDO, are to be believd the time for role-reversal of DRDO Chief and Scientific Advisor to “Raksha Mantri’ (RM) seems to have reached in its final stage. A panel (comprising 08 defence scientists) has reportedly, been constituted for the…

Modi’s U-turns on top appointments; too tough on decision making

Spectators in power corridors are often keen on making out the decision making patterns of Prime Minister Modi, especially on appointments of top rank bureaucrats. His decisions have astonished the entire bureaucracy several times in the past. Modi not only believes in extraordinary decisions but also makes sure that they…

Dr Tamilmani; the likely interim Chief of DRDO

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar is reported to have zeroed down on the name of Dr Tamilmani (Chief Controller of Aeronautics Cluster in DRDO), for interim Chief of DRDO. The senior-most of the seven clusters heads in DRDO Dr Tamilmani the Director of the Centre for Military Airworthiness & Certification (CEMILAC),…

Just In: New appointments & recommendations

ACC has approved the proposal for extension of central deputation tenure of Ashok Tewari (IPS:1993:HP), Joint Director, CBI  for a period from 24.12.2014 to 31.01.2015 or till a decision is taken in this regards. Public Enterprises Selection Board recommended Ajay Kumar V, GM (OVL), ONGC for the post of Director Director (OP&D),…

DRDO Chief to continue till May 2016

Avinash Chander (DRDO Chief)

DRDO Chief Dr Avinash Chander will continue to head DRDO till May 31, 2016 on contractual basis. Right before the end of tenure/retirement on November 30 the Government of India ensured that Chander would continue with the job albeit on contractual basis. The DRDO Chief is not only functions as…

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