Avinash Chander Former Director General of the DRDO honored with Aryabhata Award of Astronautical Society of India. He was a Formal Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister.
- The Award was presented to Avinash Chander by R.Chidmabaram Principal Scientific Adviser to Government of India and The Chairman of ISRO A S Kiran Kumar ASI – ISRO function held at Space Application Center Ahmadabad.
- The Award named after the fifth Century Indian Astronomer and Mathematician also in commemoration of the first Indian Satellite.
- The Award launched in 1975 and presented annually to an individual for outstanding lifetime Contribution to the Promotion Astronomics in India.
- It consists of Citation and Cash prize of Rs.1, 00, 000/-
- Main architect of India’s Long Range Missiles and Intercontinental Ballistic missiles.
- His Contribution work in Navigation, Guidance, Simulation, System Design, and Mission Planning in the success of several defence projects.