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Satheesh Reddy to head DRDO

M Somasekhar Hyderabad | Updated on August 25, 2018 Published on August 25, 2018

A file photo of G. Satheesh Reddy   -  THE HINDU

Ending nearly three months of suspense, the Centre today appointed G. Satheesh Reddy as the new Secretary, Defence (R&D) and Chairman, Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), for a period of two years.

In his mid-fifties, the distinguished scientist and expert in navigation technologies succeeds S Christopher who retired on May 29. After Christopher’s retirement, the Government asked a Secretary in the Defence Ministry to take charge for three months.

Satheesh Reddy has served as Scientific Adviser to the Raksha Mantri from June 2015 to June 2018. Prior to that he was Director of the Research Centre Imarat (RCI).

He is currently the Director General, Missiles & Strategic Systems. He has played a significant role in the development of the country’s missiles systems and their launches.

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Published on August 25, 2018
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