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MV Raja Sekhar takes charge as director (R&D), BEL

He joined BEL’s Ghaziabad unit in 1985

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MV Raja Sekhar, Bharat Electronics, BEL, Ghaziabad, Director (R&D), Fibre laser technology, Communications systems

MV Raja Sekhar took charge as director (R&D) of Navratna defence PSU Bharat Electronics (BEL). He was working as Chief Scientist of BEL’s Central Research Laboratory (CRL)-Bangalore, and Officer on Special Duty (OSD) at BEL’s Corporate Office, before his elevation.

He joined BEL’s Ghaziabad unit in 1985, as probationary engineer after completing B.Tech in Electronics & Communication Engineering from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati. He was involved in the testing of communication products such as static and digital mobile tropo-scatter communication & satcom networks, radar displays and command & control systems during his tenure at BEL’s Ghaziabad unit.  

In May 2016, he was promoted as Chief Technology Officer (Electro Optics & Lasers). As CTO (EO&L), he initiated many new projects in Electro-Optics and Lasers at BEL’s Product Development & Innovation Centre (PD&IC), complementing the efforts of Unit D&Es and CRL-Bangalore. He was a guiding force for the scientists of CRL-Bangalore and PD&IC for the development of Fiber Laser Technology in strategic alliance with the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI).

In June 2019, he moved to CRL-BG as Chief Scientist and led a team of around 260 scientists working on diverse technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Robotics & Drones, Cyber Security, Cloud & Data Analytics, Tactical Communications, Radar Signal & Data Processing, EO&L, Smart Computing Devices, Embedded Systems, Networking Devices and Systems and Advanced Signal Processing for EW & Acoustics, before his elevation as Director (R&D).

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