Dr. K. Tamilmani likely to be interim DRDO chief

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  1. rahulrds1

    rahulrds1 Regular Member

    Aug 21, 2009
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    Tamilmani likely to be interim DRDO chief

    K. Tamilmani, Chief Controller of Aeronautics Cluster in the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), is likely to become the interim head of the organisation, succeeding Avinash Chander, who was asked to step down after the government suddenly ended his contractual term.

    Dr. Tamilmani, the senior-most of the seven cluster heads in the DRDO, is the Director of the Centre for Military Airworthiness and Certification (CEMILAC), Bangalore.

    Government sources indicated on Friday that a proposal to de-link the position of Scientific Adviser to the Defence Minister from the Director-General, DRDO, was under consideration as part of a major overhaul of the organisation, which has faced criticism on account of time and huge cost overruns in key defence projects. Currently, the DRDO chief acts as the Scientific Adviser to the Defence Minister.

    Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar acknowledged that it was his decision to terminate the contract of Dr. Chander as he believed a “younger person should be heading the DRDO and not someone on contract.” He said the senior-most cluster head would be the interim head.

    About , K Tamilmani : -

    Dr. K Tamilmani, has taken over as Director General - Aeronautical Systems with effect from 02 Sep 2013. Earlier he has served as the Chief Controller R&D (Aero) from 1st March 2013. He received Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from MIT, Chennai, Postgraduate degree from BITS, Ranchi, MA (Defence Studies) from Madras University, MBA (HRD) from IGNOU. He was conferred Doctoral degree in Defence and Strategic Studies by the University of Madras. His research work focused on the Military Technology Dynamics and its implications on National Security.

    Dr Tamilmani was Director, Centre for Air Borne Systems (CABS), Bengaluru before being appointed as the Chief executive (Airworthiness), CEMILAC, on 1 January 2007 and CCR&D (Aero) from 1 March 2013.

    As CC R&D (Aero) for the aero cluster labs, viz., ADA, ADE, ADRDE, CABS, CEMILAC, DARE and GTRE and as Chief Executive (Airworthiness) of CEMILAC, he is steering defence research and aero product development and the airworthiness certification of all development programmes of national importance, viz., LCA (Tejas), ALH and IJT. He is a strong believer in indigenisation and continues to play a leadership role in several indigenisation initiatives of many airborne systems/stores.

    Dr Tamilmani has received many awards and honours for his work including the DRDO Outstanding Contribution Award in 1992 and again in 1995. He also received the Prof. VM Ghatge Award by the Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI) in 1995 for his significant contributions to the indigenous Air Borne Early Warning (AEW) programme. Further he had been awarded the National Aeronautical Prize for the year 2007 by the AeSI and also received the MIT Alumni Award 2007. He was also conferred with DRDO’s Agni Award for Self Reliance-2008. He is also the recipient of DRDO’s prestigious Technology Leadership Award-2011 from the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Dr Manmohan Singh on 31 July 2012.

    Dr K Tamilmani is a fellow of AeSI and presently holds the position of Vice President in the National Governing Council of AeSI. He has been nominated by the Governor of Karnataka as a senate member of the very prestigious Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belgaum. He has also been recently nominated as Chairman of the Board of Governors for the esteemed Madras Institute of Technology, Anna University, Chennai, Non-academia member in the Board of Studies in Defence and Strategic Studies, University of Madras, Member, Governing Council, CMR Institute of Technology, Bengaluru.

    source : Tamilmani likely to be interim DRDO chief - The Hindu
    source : DRDO
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  3. roma

    roma NRI in Europe Senior Member

    Aug 10, 2009
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    each community of India has its high-value area of talent ---- gujeratis in business, bengalis in
    politics, punjabis in military and allrounders ( management ) etc etc too many to mention

    kashmiri in beauty pageants ( :basanti: )

    Tamil-Malayam nexus ( as usual ) have predispositioned talent in these areas - always !
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  4. jus

    jus Senior Member Senior Member

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    kashmiri in beauty pageants :confused: ... i never saw any girl from kashmir representing in beauty pageant except those ugly stone pelters behind burka.U mean white...
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  5. vram

    vram Regular Member

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    LOL I don't think there is any such pre desposition. Generally ISRO and DRDO attract more south talent as they are highly visible here and easy to get info about positions. Just Like how many of India's nuclear brains are from the west because the HUB of nuclear research in BARC and TATA institute of fundemental research is there.
    Earlier days it was difficult to travel to far of places and get admission go through the whole process of application,prospectus etc. People generally tended to stay within the region and go for the most visible or prestigious or highly paid jobs in that area. Only Sector that I think was pan Indian was the Banking and Govt jobs.
  6. sabari

    sabari Regular Member

    Aug 6, 2015
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    Its better to leave you achievement to speak than you like our former President a.p.j.Abdul kalam .DRDO in specific ada has not achieve any thing which that could be proude of this is the dum lab DRDO. I hope Mr.Tamil Mani will not be dum as his pre dressers

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