C D Balaji took charge as Director of the Aeronautical Development Agency [ Current Affairs ]

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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.

  1. 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.
  2. In September 1978, Balaji was commissioned into the Indian Navy’s engineering branch and since then, he has specialized in the Naval Aviation Arm.
  3. Balaji joined ADA (Aeronautical Development Agency) on deputation in 2002 to work on the development of a naval version of the light fighter.
  4. 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