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).
IMPORTANT FACTS -
- 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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