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Monday, August 27, 2018

Dr G Satheesh Reddy: Know More About New DRDO Chief; 10 Things


Dr G Satheesh Reddy, Scientific Adviser to the defence minister, was on Saturday appointed as the secretary, department of defence research and development (DDRD) and chairman of defence research development organisation (DRDO). His appointment is for a period of two years. Here below are 10 things you may like to know about the scientist, leading a very important government department:
1. Dr Satheesh is an Indian aerospace scientist with immense contributions in the field of diversified missiles and strategic systems, guided weapons, avionics technologies etc. 
2. A graduate in electronics and communication engineering from JNTU, Anantapur, he did his MS and PhD also from JNTU, Hyderabad. 
3. He joined defence research and development laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad in 1986, and then worked in Research Centre Imarat (RCI), the brain child of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the missile scientist who later became the President of India.
4. For Reddy, it was a rise from a young navigation scientist to a “distinguished scientist” in September 2014.
5. In May 2015, he was appointed as Scientific Adviser to Defence Minister.
6. As Director General of Missiles and Strategic Systems (DG, MSS), Dr Satheesh spearheaded Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Missile Complex Laboratories - ASL, DRDL and RCI, ITR, TBRL and other technical facilities, according to a statement issued by the ministry of defence. 
7. He also majorly contributed in developing the country’s first 1,000-kg class Guided Bomb and also laid the foundation for long range smart Guided Weapons.
8. He is also a renowned navigation expert.
9. The new DRDO chairman is also the first Indian to be a fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation in London. 
10. He is the recipient of a number of awards including the Indian Science Congress Association Homi J. Bhabha Memorial Gold Medal, National Aeronautical Prize, National Design Award, National Systems Gold Medal, the first IEI-IEEE (USA) joint award for Engineering Excellence et al. 

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