Three eminent scientists have, reportedly, emerged as the front-runner for the coveted post of DRDO Chief; a post which is vacant since January 31 this year. The erstwhile DRDO Chief Avinash Chander was relieved mid-way of his remaining tenure on January 31, 2015.
Power corridors are abuzz of three most prospective names for DRDO Chief; eminent missile scientist Dr. Selvin Christopher (Director- Centre for Airborne Systems, Bangalore), G. Satheesh Reddy (Director- Research Centre Imarat, Hyderabad) and Anil M Datar (DG- Armament & Combat Engineering cluster, Pune).
Modi Government has made its intent clear that Scientific Advisor to ‘Raksha Mantri’ will be appointed separately. Till now DRDO Chief functions also as the Scientific Advisor to RM. Reportedly, the Govt will appoint DRDO first and then it would start searching for Sceintific Advisor to RM.