C D Balaji took charge as Director of the Aeronautical Development Agency [ Current Affairs ]
Retired Commodore C D Balaji took charge as the Director of the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) and Programme Director of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA). C D Balaji replaced P S Subramanyam, Distinguished Scientist, who superannuated on 30 June 2015. Balaji left the Navy and fully moved to ADA (Aeronautical Development Agency) in December 2006.
- Prior to this appointment, outstanding scientists C D Balaji was appointed as Project Director of the LCA’s naval version. Balaji served as an Air Engineer Officer of INAS 310 (Alize aircraft) for about 3 years embarking the Aircraft Carrier Vikrant.
- In September 1978, Balaji was commissioned into the Indian Navy’s engineering branch and since then, he has specialized in the Naval Aviation Arm.
- Balaji joined ADA (Aeronautical Development Agency) on deputation in 2002 to work on the development of a naval version of the light fighter.
- ADA (Aeronautical Development Agency) is Bengaluru based company which is the premier multi-agency body spearheading the development of combat aircraft for the Air Force and the Navy- among them is the LCA and the proposed Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft AMCA.
- Published on: July 6, 2015