New Chief Appointed for DRDO Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy


The Post had been Vacant since long time finally committee decided to  give it to eminent Scientist DR G Satheesh Reddy


The Post needed to be filled long before but the committee kept on hold to give the position to the most trusted and most significant person On 25/08/2018 Saturday 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 RM) to the post of Secretary, Department of Defence Research and Development (DDR&D) and Chairman, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).


Brief Profile Details:Education, Contributions, Awards etc:

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

He did his Graduation in Electronics and Communication Engineering(ECE) from JNTU, Anantapur and Continued with M.S and Ph.D and received his M.S & Ph.D from JNTU Hyderabad. He was Talended enough to Join Defence Reaserach and Development and joined Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad in the year 1986 and afterwards joined Research Centre Imarat (RCI), He was the brain child of Dr Kalam, After he becoming a young Scientist, system manager rose stadelily and their his multiple appointments and years of contribiutions to the Defence Research and Development, He elevated as a scientist  in september 2014 and was appointed as scientist advisor to defence minister in may 2015.

His Achievements didn’t stooped here further As SA to RM, contributed towards the formulation of many national policies and pivotal in evolving roadmap for self-sufficiency in Missiles. As Director General, Missiles and Strategic Systems (DG, MSS), he spearheaded Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Missile Complex Laboratories – ASL, DRDL and RCI, ITR, TBRL & other technical facilities. He led the design and development of a wide range of tactical and strategic missile systems to attain complete self-sufficiency in Missiles and Dr G Satheesh reddy  initiated many new projects to equip Armed forces with state-of-the-art weapons and technologies. He invigorated the BMD programme and developed the mission critical technologies for Long Range Agni-5 missile. As Director, RCI, he led many Programmes, Projects and steered the development of indigenous RF and IIR Seekers. As Programme Director, successfully developed the Medium Range SAMs and achieved a streak of successes in the maiden missions. As Project Director, developed the country’s first 1000kg class Guided Bomb and laid foundation for Long Range Smart Guided Weapons. He is a renowned Navigation expert and as Project Director and Technology Director, steered the design and development of indigenous Inertial Sensors, SatNav Receivers, advanced Inertial Navigation Systems for a variety of defence applications including the Ship Navigation.

He holds the distinction of being inducted as Fellow of Royal Institute of Navigation (FRIN), London, Royal Aeronautical Society, UK (FRAeS) and Foreign Member of the Academy of Navigation & Motion Control, Russia. He is an Honorary Fellow of CSI & Project Management Association of India, Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering, IET (UK), Associate Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, USA and many other Academies/scientific bodies in the country and abroad.

For his distinguished contributions, Dr Satheesh received several prestigious international and national awards which includes 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 and was conferred with the Silver Medal of Royal Aeronautical Society, London. He is also a recipient of Dr Biren Roy Space Science Design Award, Astronautical Society of India Rocketry & Related technologies Award and has been conferred with Honorary Degrees of Doctor of Science by many leading Universities in the country.