Manohar Parrikar: No controversy over DRDO chief's removal
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said that former DRDO Chief Avinash Chander's tenure had finished in November and Chander was on contract for the next three years. Parrikar said he had recommended that such a senior position cannot be held by a person on contract. He further stated that no new name has yet been decided as Chander's successor although he believed it should be held by somebody younger. The government has removed Defence Research and Development Organization Director General Avinash Chander from his post, 15 months before his contract was to end.