August 01, 2014: Top missile scientist, Shri Sudhir Kumar Mishra, OS, CC R&D, joins BrahMos Aerospace, an Indian-Russian Joint venture, as the new Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director (CEO & MD) on 1st August, 2014.
Sudhir Kumar Mishra took over BrahMos - the most successful missile company of the nation - and has said that his top priorities will be further indigenisation of the system and timely deliveries to the armed forces.
Sudhir K Mishra, who graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering (1982), Jabalpur Government Engineering College, went on to join DRDO and became its top missile scientist. After graduating from GEC Jabalpur he completed his MTech from IIT Chennai and is currently pursuing his doctorate from NIT, Warangal.
He is decorated DRDO Scientist and has been felicitated with the 'DRDO Scientist of the year 2009' award by the Prime Minister of India.
Having looked after all major missile programmes as Director Missile Programme DRDO Headquarters Sudhir K Mishra is all set for his new and challenging responsibility as CEO & MD of BrahMos.
Sudhir K Mishra has coordinated several international joint missiles development programmes with Russia, Israel and France. He has also worked closely with present DRDO chief and SA to RM, Dr Avinash Chander. He joined DRDL, Hyderabad in 1984 and worked with Dr APJ Abdul Kalam in Design and Development of several missiles systems under the IGMDP including the Agni missile programme. He has also had prior experience with BrahMos as Programme Manager in Project PJ-10 DRDL, Hyderabad.
He also worked as Technical Adviser (Defence Technology) in Embassy of India, Moscow, coordinating activities about BrahMos, and initiated several R&D projects. He has represented DRDO in Inter-Governmental meetings with Russia and France. He has worked as Director for International Cooperation in DRDO to steer collaboration projects with foreign countries.
BrahMos Aerospace is the producer of world's only supersonic cruise missile BRAHMOS. This universal missile is a precision strike weapon for Army, Navy & Air Force. BRAHMOS can be fitted in ships, Mobile Launchers, Submarines and Aircraft against land and sea targets.
After proving its prowess with unmatched speed, precision and power, in land, sea and sub-sea, BRAHMOS air-launched version is getting ready to be test-flown from the Su-30MKI fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force by the year end.