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Distinguished scientist Samir V Kamat appointed DRDO Chairman: Ministry

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved Kamat's appointment from the date of his assumption of charge till he attains the age of 60 years

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The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Thursday appointed distinguished scientist, Dr Samir V Kamat, as chairman.

Kamat, who is Director General, Naval Systems & Materials (NS&M), will succeed G Satheesh Reddy, who has been named as scientific adviser to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, according to a Personnel Ministry order. Reddy was appointed as DRDO chief in August 2018 for two years. He was given two years' extension in the post in August 2020.

The defence organisation is the research and development wing of the Ministry of Defence.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved Kamat's

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First Published: Aug 25 2022 | 4:37 PM IST

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