Bhubaneswar: Scientist Dr Binay Kumar Das has been appointed as the Director of Instruments Research & Development Establishment (IRDE).
The outstanding scientist is the first Odia to head IRDE, a laboratory of the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), located in Dehradun.
Source said that Dr Das has taken over the charge as the Director of IRDE in Dehradun on Friday.
Following his transfer, DK Joshi, who is the Director of Proof and Experimental Establishment (PXE), has been appointed as the Director In-charge of ITR, Chandipur.
Dr Das had started his career at Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandpur. In November 2015, he was appointed as the Director of ITR.
Notably, IRDE is devoted to research, design, development and technology transfer in optical and electro-optical instrumentation primarily for the defence services.