Dr. A. Sivathanu Pillai
Dr. A. Sivathanu Pillai - Oversaw the creation of Indigenously developed missile systemsrnrnIndia's self sustaining missile developing programme is called BrahMOS . Dr. Pillai developed the concept of the joint venture BrahMOS, which makes India one of the few countries to develop it's own ballistic missiles as well as produce and supply missiles in other key areas of the world. The onset of BrahMOS led to the negation of the absolute power held by Western countries.rnrnA Sivathanu Pillai is an Indian scientist who currently serves as Honorary Distinguished Professor at Indian Space Research Organisation and a Honorary Professor at IIT Delhi in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and a Visiting Professor at Indian Institute of Science.rnrnHe is the President of Project Management Associates and is the Chairperson of the Board of Governors of the National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra.rnrnHe formerly served as Chief Controller of Research and Development from year 1996 to 2014 and held the rank of "Distinguished Scientist" from year 1999 to 2014 at the Defence Research and Development Organisation at the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of India. He is also the founder-CEO and managing director of the BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited.rnrnHe also previously served as Vice President of International Project Management Association and as Special Secretary representing India in the India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Military-Technical Cooperation.