Distinguished Scientist Samir V Kamat takes charge as new DRDO chairman

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Dr Sameer V Kamat has been appointed as the Secretary, Department of Defense Research and Development (DDRD) and the new Chairman of Defense Research Development Organization (DRDO).


  • Dr Sameer V Kamat was currently serving as Director General (Naval Systems and Materials) in DRDO.
  • Sameer V Kamat will succeed the current Secretary G Satheesh Reddy who has been appointed as Scientific Adviser to the Defence Minister.

About Dr Sameer V Kamat :

  • His full name is Dr Sameer Venkatapathy Kamat.

  • Dr. Kamat holds a B.Tech Engineering (Hons) degree in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur in 1985.

  • He obtained his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Ohio State University, USA in 1988.

  • In recent times, Dr. Kamat has made significant contributions in the development of Rare Earth Permanent Magnet (REPM) at DMRL.

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) :

  • It is a premier defence research and development agency under the Ministry of Defence, Government of India.

  • It aims to make India self-reliant in critical defence technology and systems.

  • It was established in 1958.

  • Headquarters : New Delhi

  • Chairman : Dr. Sameer V Kamat

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