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G. Mohan Kumar takes over as new defence secretary

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Senior IAS officer G. on Monday assumed charge as the defence secretary, succeeding R.K. Mathur, who retired from the office on Sunday.

A 1979-batch Indian Administrative Service officer of Odisha cadre, holds a Master's degree in chemistry and an MBA from Britain.

He has worked in various ministries and departments, including Steel, Water Resources, Rural Development, Fisheries, Export Development and VAT Administration.

was the secretary, defence production, before he was made the defence secretary.

First Published: Mon, May 25 2015. 16:00 IST
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