Satheesh Reddy appointed as new DRDO chairman

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | PATHRI RAJASEKHAR
Published Aug 26, 2018, 12:20 am IST
Updated Aug 26, 2018, 12:20 am IST
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved the appointment of Dr Reddy on Saturday.
Dr G. Satheesh Reddy
 Dr G. Satheesh Reddy

NELLORE: Distinguished scientist and scientific adviser to the defence minister, Dr G. Satheesh Reddy has been appointed for the post of secretary, Department of Defence Research and Development and chairman of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Dr Reddy is a native of SPSR Nellore district. 

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved the appointment of Dr Reddy on Saturday. Dr Satheesh Reddy is well known for his significant contribution towards indigenous design, development, deployment of diversified Missiles & Strategic Systems, Guided Weapons, Avionics Technologies and for sustained efforts in advancement of Aerospace Technologies and Industries in India.

 

He graduated in Electronics and Communication Engineering from JNTU, Anantapur and received his MS and PhD from JNTU Hyderabad.  Dr Sateesh Reddy  joined the Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad in the year 1986 and subsequently joined Research Centre Imarat (RCI), the brain child of Dr Kalam, after its formation.  As SA to RM, Dr Reddy had significantly contributed towards the formulation of many national policies and was pivotal in evolving the roadmap for self-sufficiency in Missiles.

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