Man behind indigenous airborne early warning system is new DRDO chief: All you need to know about S Christopher
Radar specialist S Christopher took charge as the new director general of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and its secretary on Friday morning.
Project director of Agni 5 missile programme RK Gupta has been moved out following which he has complained to the defence ministry alleging victimisation.
The Prime Minister's Office on Wednesday summoned Home Secretary Anil Goswami over media reports that he tried to influence and stall the arrest of former Union minister Matang Sinh in the Saradha chit-fund scam.
Former DRDO chief Avinash Chander, whose tenure was abruptly curtailed, feels that the matter could have been handled better by the government.
The first canister-based trial of the 5,000 km-plus nuclear capable Agni-V long range ballistic missile is likely to take place on 31 January.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said former DRDO chief Avinash Chander was appointed in a "strange manner".
Congress alleged that DRDO chief Avinash Chander was removed because he did not toe the government's line on "Make-in-India."
The Union government on Wednesday defended its decision to sack DRDO chief Avinash Chander who was serving on a contract basis, saying there was a need for younger people to take over.
Basu, who heads the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, is the man behind the nuclear system that is driving the Arihant-class submarines of the Indian Navy
The Modi government on Tuesday removed Avinash Chander, chief of top defence research organisation DRDO, 15 months before his contract was supposed to end.
The surprise termination of Avinash Chander as the head of the Defence Research and Development Organisation is being blamed on multiple factors.
Government on Tuesday removed the Chief of DRDO Avinash Chander, 15 months before his contract was to end.
India's premier defence and research organisation DRDO's chief Dr Avinash Chander will retire on 30 November but will continue to occupy the position on a contractual basis till May, 2016.
According to the DRDO head, talks are also going on at the Central level for creating a material bank where stock of critical material is maintained.
During the visit, Hagel is scheduled to hold meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, a defence ministry official said.
India's supersonic, medium-range surface-to-air Aakash missiles on Wednesday successfully intercepted fast moving targets in ripple mode in a test carried out from a defence base in Odisha, an official said.
the vessel will be launched for sea trials within a month or two and it will be firing the indigenous BO-5 missiles, which have a range of around 700 km.