R. Gopalaswami

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  • R. Gopalaswami, a Rocket technologist, pioneered liquid rocket propulsion technology in India during early 1960s. He retired in 1988 from the Air Force and DRDO as Air Commodore and later as Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Dynamics Ltd in 1994.

    Strategic Perspectives on Growth Phases and Long-term Techno-economic Performance of India’s DRDO

    The future of an organization is less determined by outside forces than by its history and the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) is no exception. This article analyses the major achievements and shortfalls of the DRDO. It models the strategic dimensions of organization development. The value of production from defence industries arising from DRDO technology transfers is rapidly escalating, enabling the government’s goal of self-reliance.

    October 2013