Published On: Thu, Jan 15th, 2015

Parrikar says DRDO needs young blood

New Delhi: It started with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘under 75’ formula to rid Indian politics of geriatric policy makers and now the Union government looks all set to infuse fresh blood into the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO).

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar

That seems the most plausible answer to why the government sacked leading scientist and DRDO chief Avinash Chander even as Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar owned up the exit order approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet on Tuesday saying the top DRDO position should be held by someone younger and not who was on contract.

“I believe DRDO should be headed by a younger man… I had proposed for his removal and they have agreed to it,” said Parrikar.

The sacking has sparked a controversy with the Congress demanding answers over the manner in which the DRDO chief was removed.

Inputs with Mail Today

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