The eminent missile scientist has made pioneering contributions to Navigation and Avionics technologies. He steered many Defence Projects and Programmes as Director of Research Centre Imarat (RCI) and provided necessary thrust to the development of critical technologies.
Dr Satheesh while thanking the Government for assigning the new responsibility on him, said, “I will work to bring in synergy between Armed Forces, DRDO & Industries and identify the technologies and products which are being imported today and put all out efforts to get them ‘Made in India’. We have to create a conducive eco-system for strengthening manufacturing base in the country to enable industries to be potential long-term suppliers of defence equipment. It is high time that modalities are to be worked out for encouraging industries to invest in R&D and make them part of major national defence programmes”.
He also said that there is a huge pool of talent and core expertise available in academic institutes of the country. “I will identify the competence and promote focused research in academic institutes and harness their potential to meet the technological challenges and also to come up with state-of-the-art technologies,” he added.