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Saraswat takes charge as new DRDO chief.



Byline: ANI

New Delhi, Sep 1 (ANI): Dr Vijay Kumar Saraswat, who is in charge of the development of missile and strategic systems in the country, today took charge as scientific adviser to Defence Minister AK Antony and will also serve as Director General of the Defence Research and Development Organisation The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is one of Asia's largest defense contractors and a leading aerospace manufacturer with its head-quarters based in New Delhi, India. .

Dr. Saraswat, who replaced the present incumbent M Natarajan on September 1, will also serve as Secretary Department of Defence Research and Development,.

He is presently Chief Controller Research and Development (Missiles and Strategic Systems) since November 2005 in DRDO DRDO Defence Research Development Organization (India) .

In this capacity, he spearheaded the development of country's strategic and tactical missile systems, including the AGNI series of strategic missiles covering a range up to 3000 kms.

Dr Saraswat, who has a doctorate in Combustion Engineering, started his career in DRDO in 1972 at Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL DRDL Defence Research and Development Laboratory (Hyderabad, India)
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), Hyderabad and was responsible for the development of country's first Liquid Propulsion Engine.

As Project Director 'PRITHVI', he steered the design, development, production and induction of first indigenous Surface-to-Surface missile system 'PRITHVI', into armed forces.

The successful testing of DHANUSH missile on board a moving ship with high terminal accuracy brought new dimension in the national defence capability. Dr. Saraswat also pioneered the concept of theatre defence system and integration of national Air Defence elements.

He was Director RCI RCI Royal Caribbean International
RCI Radio Canada International
RCI Rehabilitation Council of India
RCI Residential Communities Initiative
RCI Roof Consultants Institute
RCI Remote Control Interface
RCI Residential, Commercial, Industrial
 before taking over as CCR and D(MSS). He has headed various committees of national importance.

Dr Saraswat is forerunner in the development of number of critical missile technologies that were under denial due to Missile Technology Control regime The Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), drafted by Dr. Richard H. Speier, is an informal and voluntary partnership between 34 countries to prevent the proliferation of missile technology. , thus making India self-reliant in Missile Technologies.

He has received several awards including Prof Jai Krishna Memorial Award of Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE INAE International Newspaper Advertising Executives ) and National Systems Gold Medal by Systems Society of India.

International Academy of Engineering, Russia, elected Dr. Saraswat as Member of Academy and honoured him as an academician. (ANI)

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