SC JethiShri SC Jethi, has been appointed Director, Personnel Assessment Centre (PEACE), Delhi wef 10 May 2001. Shri Jethi did his post-graduation from Delhi University in Mathematics and joined Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad, in 1973. His contributions in the field of missile technology include missile dynamics simulation, hybrid system simulation in missile subsystems, loop and post flight analysis. He joined Dte of Electronic Data Processing in 1982 and later Simulation & Optimization Group at R&D HQrs. He was Officiating Director, Institute for Systems Studies & Analyses (ISSA), Delhi, from 1996 to May 2001. As an OR and Systems Analyst, he has made significant contributions in the field of performance evaluation of weapon systems, survivability of MBT, threat assessment and development of computerised war games for Army and Navy .He and his team was awARDEd the DRDO Technology Award-1995 for the contributions towards the development of war game software package for Indian Navy .He has more than 30 technical reports/papers to his credit.


Nomination to Academic Societies

  • Dr W Selvamurthy, Director, Defence Institute of Physiology & Allied Sciences (DIPAS), Delhi, has been elected President of the Federation of Indian Physiological Societies (FIPS) for three years. The Federation is affiliated to ICSU and Federation of Asian & Oceanic Physiological Societies.

  • Dr PK Banerjee, Sci F, Addl Director, DIPAS, Delhi, has been elected Vice-President of the Physiological Society of lndia for 2001- 2003.


Nine senior DRDO scientists have been promoted from the rank of Outstanding Scientists wef 1 July 2001. The profiles of few of the promotees highlighting their  contributions in DRDO are included here. The profiles of other promotees will be covered in the subsequent issues.

Dr G.M. CleetusDr George M Cleetus, Director, Electronics & Radar Development Establishment (LRDE), Bangalore, did his MTech in Communication Systems Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and later obtained  Doctorate in Engineering from Indian Institute of Science in  1990.

He has served DRDO in various capacities from 1966, firstly at IRDE, Dehradun and later at LRDE, Bangalore. His areas of interest include digital signal processing, radar data processing, target tracking systems, Kalman filtering, radar system englneenng and computer control of radars. A trained computer hardware and software engineer from the DG School in Massachussets, he developed radar data processor systems,  command and control system built using radar sensor data, at DOD approved facilities. He led the development of lndra II radar system and the first indigenous Phased Array Radar System-Rajendra and is also responsible for the development of signal and data processing systems for both the radars. He worked as a system manager of IGMDP missile programme for which the phased array radar was originally developed. At present, he is engaged in developing ground based multibeam phased array radars, airborne radars, air defence systems and tactical command and control systems.

Dr Cleetus is a fellow of the National Academy of Engineering (FNAE), IETE and a member of IEEE. He is the recipient of Scientist of the Year Award -1984, Shri Om Prakash Bhasin Award; and and leader of the team for DRDO Technology Development Award. He has several technical papers  in National and International journals to his credit.

V SundararajanShri V Sundararajan, Director, Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE), Bangalore, is heading the GTRE team responsible for the design and development of the Kaveri engine for India's Light Combat Aircraft. He obtained DMIT from Madras Institute of Technology , Chennai and Master's in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. During his professional career of nearly 36 years in DRDO, he has been involved in performance evaluation, development testing and related areas of gas turbine engines for military applications.

He was fully responsible for development and flight testing of Orpheus 703R-1700K reheat  system which has been type certified. He has played a leading role in the development of various   propulsion systems in GTRE, starting with the engine cycle optimisation to engine airframe integration.

Shri Sundararajan has authored several scientific papers and reports in the areas of aircraft engine performance, engine simulation, engine airframe integration, after burner system, and engine development testing, etc. Shri Sundararajan is  the national representative of International Society for Air Breathing Engines (ISOBAE), member of Research Council of National Aerospace Laboratories, and coordinator, of Propulsion Panel of Aeronautical laboratories, and coordinator, of Propulsion Panel of Aeronautical Research and Development Board (ARDB).