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Mohan Kumar to be next Defence Secretary

Kumar will take over from R K Mathur, who retires on May 24.

G Mohan Kumar, the current Secretary, Defence Production, has been appointed as the new Defence Secretary.

Kumar will take over from R K Mathur, who retires on May 24.

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“The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Shri G Mohan Kumar, Secretary, Defence Production as Defence Secretary, Ministry of Defence for a period of two years from the date of taking over the charge,” said an order by the Department of Personnel & Training on Friday.

Mathur’s retirement will also create a vacancy in the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), given that he is currently holding the additional charge as DRDO chief after the retirement of Avinash Chander on January 31.

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Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had recently said that a replacement for DRDO chief would be found on time.

Ashok Kumar Gupta, currently Special Secretary, Department of Defence Production, will replace Kumar as the Secretary, Defence Production.

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