AR&DB Board Members

Sr. No.Designation
1Chairman DRDO, Ministry of DefenceChairman
2Secretary, DefenceMember
3Secretary, Defence ProductionMember
4Chairman, ISROMember
5DG R&D (Aeronautical Systems)Member
6Deputy Chief of Air StaffMember
7Director General (Technology Management)Member
8Addl. FA (R&D) & JSMember
9Programme Director, ADAMember
10Director, DRDL/RCI/ASLMember
11Director ADEMember
12Director, GTREMember
13Director, NALMember
14Director, VSSCMember
15President, Aeronautical Society of IndiaMember
16Director (D& D) Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., BangaloreMember
17Secretary, AR&DBMember Secretary


The board is assisted by a Steering Committee in Technology forecasting, monitoring/review of large value/multi-disciplinary projects, and supports planning/setting up of Centers of Excellence.

The Steering Committee also assists the Aeronautics R&D Board in the formulation of plans and programmes of relevance to the needs of the country in the areas of Aeronautics & Missiles.


Sr. No.Designation
1Dr Vikas Kumar, DS & Former Director, DMRL, HyderabadChairman
2Director General (Aeronautical Systems)Co-Chairperson
3Director General (Technology Management)Co-Chairman
4Director, NAL, BangaloreMember
5Director, GTRE, BangaloreMember
6Director, DRDL, HyderabadMember
7Director, ADE, BangaloreMember
8Director, Air Staff Requirement, New DelhiMember
9General Manager (Design/ARDC), HAL, BangaloreMember
10Director, DMRL, HyderabadMember
11Director General, Civil Aviation, R&D Centre, New DelhiMember
12Director, Directorate of Special Project, ISRO Hqrs., Deptt. of Space, Antariksh Bhawan, BangaloreMember
13Secretary, AR&DB, DRDO HQ Annexe, Old LASTEC Building, 4th Floor, Room No. 411, Metcalfe House, Civil Lines, Delhi-110054Member Secretary

Specialists Panel of AR&DB

AR&DB operates through a number of specialist Panels. The Panels meet periodically to review and recommend new proposals and monitor the ongoing projects. In addition, these Panels are also responsible to expand the aeronautics research base in the country by way of motivating and nurturing young scientists and R&D institutions to take up activities in the specialist areas. Presently, there are Seven Specialist Panels to cover the different disciplines, viz.,

  • Aerodynamics Panel
  • Aerospace Resources Panel
  • Materials & Manufacturing Panel
  • Propulsion Panel
  • Structures Panel
  • Systems/ Systems Engineering Panel
  • Unmanned Aero Systems Panel
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