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Commodore Amit Rastogi (Retd), after 34 years of distinguished service in Indian Navy has taken over as Chairman & Managing Director of National Research Development Corporation, New Delhi wef 18th Oct, 21. - Latest News



Commodore Amit Rastogi (Retd) is the new

Chairman & Managing Director


National Research Development Corporation

Commodore Amit Rastogi(Retd), after an illustrious career of 34 years in Indian Navy has taken over as Chairman & Managing Director of National Research Development Corporation on 18 Oct 21.

He holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from JNU, Masters degree in Electronics & Telecommunication form Poona University and M.Sc. (Defence& strategic studies) from Madras University. He is also a distinguished alumnus of Defence Services Staff College Wellington and College of Defence Management, Secunderabad.

An avid technologist who has held diverse portfolios in Indian Navy and carries rich experience in induction of missile systems, state-of-the-art technology intensive combat systems, Phased array radars, Communication equipment etc. for warships through Indigenous development and TOT route and simultaneous engagement of R&D community, Academia and Industry.

He was earlier, Director, Electrical Engineering at Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence for five years and Additional General Manager Tech Services at Naval Dockyard for two years. He also held the position of Deputy Director General Quality Assurance for five years and Director, Electrical Trials Modification Authority for two years.

Cmde Rastogi has authored no. of policies related to production norms for electronic systems which are being extensively used by Indian Defence Industry. As Deputy Director General Quality Assurance, he provided the leadership towards IPR proliferation in DPSUs, vendor development, process improvements and QA of Defence equipment worth 8000 crores.

 He is a fitness enthusiast who is an Isha meditator, keen golfer and Randonneur (Long distance cyclist).

NRDC is an enterprise of DSIR, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. Established in 1953, it engages in the development, promotion and transfer of technologies emanating from various national R&D institutions.  The Corporation offers its services in wide areas to improve the manufacturing base in India with innovative research and acts as an effective catalyst to translate this innovative research into marketable industrial products.