Avinash Chander Current Affairs, GK & News

V K Saraswat honoured with DRDO Lifetime Achievement Award – 2017

To commemorate the National Technology Day (NTD-2018), the Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman gave away the DRDO Awards- 2016 & 2017 to various DRDO scientists for their outstanding contributions. Dr V K Saraswat, the former Secretary Department of Defence R&D, Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri and Director General of DRDO, has been honoured with the ..


Ex-DRDO DG Dr Avinash Chander awarded Aryabhata Award

Former DRDO Director-General (DG) Dr Avinash Chander has been awarded prestigious Aryabhata Award of Astronautical Society of India. He was bestowed with this award in recognition for his contribution to missile technology. He was presented with this award from Dr R Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Adviser to Union Government, and Dr A S Kiran Kumar, Chairman ..


Government sacks DRDO Chief Avinash Chander, 16 months before end of his tenure

Union Government has sacked chief of Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) Avinash Chander, 16 months before his contract end. Termination of his contract was approved by Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with effect from 31 January 2015. He was appointed as DRDO chief in June 2013.  He was ..