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S Ravind appointed Director of LRDE

BANGALORE: S Ravind, Outstanding Scientist, has been appointed as Director of Bangalore-based Electronics & Radar Development Establishment (LRDE), a unit of DRDO. 

He assumed charge from Varadarajan, Outstanding Scientist, who superannuated on May 31. 

Ravind obtained his B.Tech degree in Electronics from the 
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, and M.Tech degree in Electronics and Instrumentation from REC, Warangal. 

He started his career in the Defence Research and Development Establishment as a Junior Scientific Officer in the Defence Electronics Research Laboratory ( 
DLRL), Hyderabad, and later joined LRDE. 

Ravind was involved in the design and development of INDRA I and INDRA II Radars, first phase Array Radar of the country, the RAJENDRA Radar and the Akash Weapon System, according to a 
DRDO statement. 

"He was instrumental in the development of the Long Range Radars and Multi-function Fire Control Radars for Ballistic Missile Defence. His fields of interest are Phased Array Radars, Active Aperture Array Radars, Real time Radar Controls & Sensors for Weapon Systems and Netted Array Radars for Surveillance, Air Defence and Ballistic Missile Defence", DRDO said.