Avinash Chander appointed as the New chief of Defence Research Development Organiastion(DRDO).
The principal architect of India’s long-range missile programmes, Avinash Chander on May 31, 2013 appointed Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chief and scientific advisor to defence minister.
Avinash Chander, will succeed V.K. Saraswat. He is an eminent missile scientist, who is considered the chief architect of the long-range Agni ballistic missile programme. As the Director-General of DRDO, Chander is supposed to hold the posts of Scientific Advisor to the Raksha Mantri (SA to RM); and Secretary, Defence R&D. He was also awarded with Padma Shri in 2013.