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Dr. Samir V Kamat’s Tenure Extended as Secretary of Defence R&D and Chairman of DRDO

Dr. Samir V Kamat

The Appointment Committee of Cabinet has greenlit the extension of Dr. Samir V Kamat’s tenure as Secretary of the Department of Defence R&D and Chairman of DRDO until May 31, 2025, surpassing his retirement age of May 31, 2024. Initially appointed on August 25, 2022.

Dr. Kamat, an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and The Ohio State University, USA, has been with DRDO since 1989. Before assuming his current roles, he held the position of Director General for Naval Systems and Materials.

Dr. Kamat boasts prestigious accolades, including being a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) and the Institution of Engineers India (IEI). He has been honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award from IIT Kharagpur, the Metallurgist of the Year Award from the Ministry of Steel, and the Scientist of the Year Award from DRDO. With over 180 papers published in international peer-reviewed journals, his contributions to the field are significant.

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