Prahlada to now head defence instituteAugust 11th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Prahlada, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chief controller, has taken over as vice chancellor of the Pune-based Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), a deemed university, the DRDO said Thursday.
Prahlada, a missile scientist who worked on India’s surface-to-air weapons system Akash, has put in more than 40 years in the DRDO.
DIAT is an autonomous organisation but fully funded by DRDO. Defence Minister A.K. Antony is the chairman of its governing council and DRDO chief V.K. Saraswat its secretary.
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