As ‘Indianmandarins’ had anticipated in its report on May 27, 2015 the Eminent scientist S Christopher has been appointed as Secretary, DoDRD (Defence Research & Development) and Director General of DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) for a two-year term.
Currently Christopher is Programme Director, AWACS (Airborne early warning and control system) and Director, Centre for Air-Borne Systems in DRDO.
The erstwhile DRDO Chief Avinash Chander’s contract as Secretary, DoDRD-cum-DG, DRDO and Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri was terminated abruptly w.e.f. January 31. His tenure would have otherwise ended in May 2016.