Sekhar Basu to replace Avinash Chander as DRDO chief?

New Delhi: Nuclear scientist Sekhar Basu is likely to be named the new DRDO chief replacing Avinash Chander, government sources said Wednesday.

A notification was issued by the government Monday terminating the services of Chander, who has headed the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) since June 2013.

Chander, widely known as the man behind the Agni series of missiles, retired from his post Nov 30 last year and has since continued on contract.

Basu, who heads the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, is the man behind the nuclear system that is driving the Arihant-class submarines of the Indian Navy.

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