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New Delhi : The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Dr G Satheesh Reddy, Distinguished Scientist and Scientific Adviser to Defence Minister (SA to DM) to the post of Secretary, Department of Defence Research and Development (DDR&D), and Chairman, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

Dr Satheesh Reddy is well known for his significant contributions to indigenous design, development, deployment of diversified Missiles & Strategic Systems, Guided Weapons, Avionics technologies and for sustained efforts in advancement of Aerospace technologies & Industries in India.

He graduated in Electronics and Communication Engineering from JNTU, Anantapur, and received his MS & PhD from JNTU, Hyderabad. He joined Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad, in 1986 and subsequently joined Research Centre Imarat (RCI), the brainchild of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, after its formation. From a young navigation scientist and System Manager, he rose steadily and after his multiple significant appointments and decades of sustained contributions to Defence R&D, was elevated as Distinguished Scientist in September  2014 and was appointed as Scientific Adviser to Defence Minister in May 2015. As SA to DM, significantly contributed to the formulation of many national policies and pivotal in evolving roadmap for self-sufficiency in Missiles, according to a PIB release .


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