*FLASH* MoD Recommends Extention for BrahMos' Pillai

Good news for Dr A Sivathanu Pillai, CEO & MD of BrahMos Aerospace (also CC R&AD ACE & NS at DRDO HQ). After a meeting with DRDO chief M Natarajan at 11.30AM today, Defence Secretary Shekhar Dutt has overruled the DRDO's peer review committee which met on July 17 (see War at DRDO Bhavan ), which had unanimously recommended that Dr Pillai should not be given an extention. The Ministry's recommendation is that Dr Pillai stay on in both his current capacities and has sent its recommendation to the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). Ministry sources say the duration of the extention will be decided by the ACC, which includes the Prime Minister, Defence Minister and Home Minister.

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