Shri MSR Prasad, Distinguished Scientist is the Director General, Missiles and Strategic Systems w.e.f. 28th September 2018.
Born in 1961, he completed his B. Tech from Madras Institute of Technology and M. Tech from IIT, Bombay in Aeronautical Engineering.
Over the past 35 years, Shri MSR Prasad has made significant contributions in missile technologies for the defence programmes of DRDO. His contributions in the area of Aerospace Structural Design, Analysis and Structural Dynamic studies for various missile projects is noteworthy. As one of the senior designers for the submarine’s launched missile programme, he has provided number of innovative design concepts and has successfully contributed towards design, development and production of the country’s first submarine’s launched ballistic missile B05.
He has also been responsible for development of highly reliable aerospace mechanisms for the programme. These activities have made Shri MSR Prasad achieve his career growth by holding positions as, Programme Director of the Advanced Naval Systems Programme and Director of Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL) and Director of Advanced System Laboratory (ASL), Hyderabad before taking over as DG (MSS).
He has successfully steered a number of projects through development phase into production and has evolved effective management procedures for efficient and high quality production of missiles.
His meritorious and innovative contributions are recognized by DRDO as evidenced through various awards and honours conferred on him which includes Laboratory Scientist of the Year Award-2003, DRDO Performance Excellence Team Award-2007, Scientist of the year in 2011 and DRDO Best Innovative Technology Development Award in Strategic Missile Programme - 2014.