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Dr. A. Subhananda Rao takes over as Chief Controller (Aero) DRDO Print E-mail
Written by Arjun   
Tuesday, 23 August 2011
Bangalore: Dr. A. Subhananda Rao, Distinguished Scientist of DRDO, has taken over as Chief Controller (Aero) of DRDO. He takes over from Dr. Prahlada who moved to Pune as Vice Chancellor of D.I.A.T [Defence Institute of Advanced Technology], a deemed University. Dr. Rao also is also holding concurrent charge as Director GTRE since June 2011.

As most of the Aero cluster labs are situated at Bangalore, he will be operating from Bangalore to sphere-head various technology development programmes of DRDO like LCA, UAVs, Kaveri engine, Avionics, Advanced Early Warning System etc.

Serving DRDO since 1975, Dr. A. Subhananda Rao has contributed to the Missile Technology at A.S.L [Advanced Systems Laboratory], Hyderabad before he took over as Director H.E.M.R.L [High Energy Materials Research Laboratory], Pune in 2004.

Apart from being a winner of many awards in the field of Aeronautics, Dr. Rao is a gold medalist in B.E [Mech. Engineering] from National Institute of Technology [NIT], Warangal (1973) and 'Roll of Honour' awardee in M.E (Aeronautics) from IISc Bangalore (1975). He did his doctorate from Osmania University, Hyderabad (2005).

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