Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Young achievers: RCI scientist G Satheesh Reddy guides missiles to their target


G Satheesh Reddy, the Agni guide


By Syed Akbar

Internationally acclaimed defence scientist G Satheesh Reddy can be described as the 
“Agni guide” as he plays an important role in guiding the Agni series of ballistic 
missiles, which gave India a major defence edge in the region.

Satheesh joined the DRDO as scientist B in Hyderabad in 1986. He rose rank by rank during 
the last 26 years through his. At 48, today he is the youngest outstanding scientist in 
the Defence sector in India.

He heads the inertial systems in the DRDO’s RCI in the city. His lab is responsible for 
the accuracy of the missile systems. In short, he guides India’s missiles to their 
targets.

Satheesh received a number of awards this year including the Institution of Electronics 
and Telecommunication Engineers’ award for planning, design, development, production and 
timely delivery of critical avionics systems and diversified navigation technologies for 
land, air, sea and space applications. He developed diversified core navigation 
technologies. Satheesh, who is also the associate director of RCI in Hyderabad, added 
another feather in his cap by winning the `Vikram Award’ of the Systems Society of India 
(SSI).

He is the guiding force behind all the series of the Agni missiles including the 
intercontinental ballistic missile, Agni 5. He also proved his prowess in the interceptor 
technology, giving India its Defence Shield.

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