‘Commander (Retd.) Prasad YVV’ is a very senior defence-technologist, an acknowledged senior professional of 36 years’ valued-background in Defence & Aerospace; and widely known for his multiple contributions in Defence sector. He is a recipient of the “Best Citizens of India” & “Glory of India” Awards for his significant contributions and services. He was also nominated for Rajiv Gandhi National Excellence Award for his contributions in ‘Industry & Growth’.

He is a graded ‘R&M Professional’ by DRDO for his contributions in ‘Reliability and Maintainability studies in EW and Missiles’. He is also listed by ‘International Society of Who’s Who Professionals’. He is a ‘Visiting Faculty’ to many management & technological institutions and in particular, he is honoured by BITS, Pilani as their ‘Adjunct Faculty’. He is also a member of the ‘National Advisory Board’ of ‘Institute of Advanced Management Education and Entrepreneurship (IAMEE)’, Hyderabad. He also visits many defence and civil academic institutions. He had received many acknowledgements & recognitions for his works; and these include many awards/commendations/ citations/ appreciations from Chief of the Naval Staff, Commanders-in-Chief, Directors of R&D Labs, CEOs and Top officials of Ministry of Defence.

He was extensively engaged in all strategic sensors & weapon-electronic systems during his naval career; and for a number of new project-inductions. His premier appointments in Indian Navy were “Chief Engineer (Missiles)” and “Director of a Reliability & Maintainability Advisory Group (for EW and Missiles)”. Thereafter he headed the ‘Naval EW department in BEL (Hyderabad)’ wherein he was involved in development and engineering, production, testing/ dispatches and commissioning of some important naval modern EW systems; and a major modern EW project led by him was awarded for its development-excellence. Thereafter he was the “General Manager (Corporate Planning & Market Initiatives)” in GRSE Limited, a defence PSU and was then a member of Defence Minister’s delegation overseas. He was associated with Ministry of Defence (Department of Defence Production) of Govt. of India for defence export initiatives, structuring of DPP and forming the policy-plans and recommendations towards offsets-implementation.

In his professional life, he has served the Nation in many roles like a ‘Defence & Aerospace Program-Head’, major ‘Contributor to many Defence Technology Programs’, a ‘Strategic Thinker’, a ‘Visionary for defence SMEs’ development & growth’, a distinguished ‘Professional Speaker in National defence forums’, a noted ‘Professor in Academia’ and also an acknowledged ‘Academia-Industry Interface Professor & guide in the subjects of Management & Technology’. He was a distinguished ‘Project-Member of the major national defence programs’, i.e., the ‘Integrated Naval Modern Electronic Warfare program’, ‘Integrated Guided Missile Development Program’, ‘Advanced Technology Vessel Program for the strategic project of Indian Navy’, Indigenous Su-30 development and production program, ‘LCA program’ and others. He has significantly promoted the cause of “defence SMEs” in building the defence industry; authored many papers and presented many times in different high-level National forums the needs of defence SMEs in National self-reliance. He has worked with CII, FICCI & other National Defence institutions for ‘Indigenisation in defence and Self-reliance’ through SMEs intervention.

He has exhaustively been with every domain, be it missiles, radars, electronic warfare, sonars, electro-optics, combat management systems, integrated platform management systems, strategic surveillance systems, data acquisition systems & advanced embedded systems, and also then worked in the industry for every kind of aircraft like Mig-29s, Kamovs, AN-32s, Jaguars, Su-30s, Mirage-2000s, ALH, TUs, Dorniers, Seakings, LCA, LUH & so on. He had contributed almost to every type of aircraft for the aerospace/ avionics systems and their special test-sets and ATEs.

He had his career-opportunities to head many senior level professional teams for R&D, development and building of embedded systems, software integration, systems’ level testing & evaluation and performance audits. He was the chairman of a senior evaluation team for the missile-launchers (totally software driven) of one of the new Integrated Guided Missiles’ projects. He was the Director of Naval Technical Group with a specific charter to evaluate the real-time behaviour and embedded software domains of many state of the art defence equipment and systems which included Electronic Warfare and Missiles.

He headed many professional assignments in planning, production/operations, quality/ reliability & maintainability-analysis, setting-up project facilities, infrastructure-projects’ management, missiles’ testing & operations, equipment-selection/induction, R&D and development engineering, shipbuilding, and in many professional disciplines of strategic electronics systems; in particular, weapon-electronics, strategic surveillance systems, fire control systems, platform management systems and combat-management in his naval career and also in many defence & aerospace programs in his subsequent appointments at public and private Sectors.

He is currently the ‘Chief Strategic Adviser & Expert Consultant’ for some companies, advising on the technologies and building of strategic electronics for defence & combat systems, aerospace/avionics and homeland security. He is also engaged in the consulting domain of cyber-defence, cyber-security & cyber-safety, addressing all aspects related to information security, network security and e-infrastructure security with his vast experience in these fields.

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