Date 13th January 2012
The Government of India in its pursue to provide leader ship to an organisation like DRDO/ISRO/BARC etc always selects the chief through a selection process whose search committee examine the whereabouts of the individual whom the responsibility is to be given.
Unfortunately due to over confidence or may be the political interference a leader who do not deserves the post is selected to lead the organisation. And the ultimate looser is the poor tax payers. The KARGIL WAR proved the biggest failure of DRDO and its leadership.
As former Army chief V P Malik, who led the army during the 1999 Kargil war, has said casualties in the conflict could have been reduced had DRDO “not come in the way” in the acquisition of weapon-locating radars.
“We had one or two incidents particularly on the weapon locating radar. If the DRDO had not come in the way we would have got them before the Kargil war and that would have definitely reduced our casualties,” he told Karan Thapar during a show.
Asked whether DRDO was “slight boastful” in claims over developing weapons, Malik said “well that has been our (armed forces’) experience over the development of weapons and equipment the DRDO has delivered or not delivered.“
Following is the example Vision/Working/commitment/Long Term Planning/Communication with fellow workers – Dr V K Atre then SA to RM commented about DRDO is following.
Today there is lot of hue & cry about the Chinese presence along with border from NEFA to POK, every Indian hearing through news channels and it is talk of the common people about our preparations vis-a-vis the Chinese capability.
Some of the activity which were suppose to be taken early was ignored by DRDO as then SA to RM due to his poor fore slightness ignored the real requirements of our Defence Services.
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Record of DiscussionsVenue Room : Room No -137 South Block. New Delhi Office of Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri
Dr V.K. Aatre
Time :12.30 Hrs
Date : 10 April 2001
Visitor Slip No. : 83097 10th April 2001
The following were presentDr.V.K.Aatre Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri Secretary (R&D), DRDO, Director General (R&D), Ministry of Defence, Government of India
Dr. A K Dutta Chief Controller, DRDO Hqrs
P D Dandriyal Charge man – II/ Technical Assistant/ Sr. Technical Assistant
Background of the Meeting
P.D.Dandriyal brought on to notice or Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri, Defence Minister, Prime Minister and Honorable President of India, the immoral character of Dr. Amarjeet Singh Bains, Director DEAL, DRDO, Dehradun. Ministry of Defence, Government of India
The representation highlights the sabotage of national interest, misappropriation of Government funds, misinterpretation of Government rules, regionalism, castism by Dr. A.S Bains. In support of this statement P.D. Dandriyal submitted two cheques of his take home salary to Prime Minister’s National relief fund as Dr Bains stopped giving him any work in retaliation. The cheqees were returned by PMO letter No 365/11/C/2/2000IPOL dated 05.06.2000 and R&D Hqr letter No DOP/P/2/20027/MISC/M/0 I dated 0202/2001 with the assurance of appropriate action.
An official confirmation for meeting with SA to RM on 10/04/2001 at 1230 hrs was given to PD Dandriyal at 1300 Hrs on 09/04/2001. The individual submitted and earn Leave for three days to attend scheduled meeting as he was denied Ty. Duty
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P D DANDRIYAL May I come in Sir
SA: Please come in
PD: May I sit
SA: Yes, please.
SA: So, you are the only honest person in lndia( laugh)
PD : No. Sir,I am one of them
(SA feels that. 99% oIl Indians are dishonest, but I strongly feel that the 97% Indian people are honeM)
SA: So, where you want to go?
(till date in any controversy the DRDO Hq transfer the employee without giving scrious thought over tie problem posed)
PD: Sir, I donot understand what is your motive?
SA: So you are writing that in DEAL 80% people have no work so I want to give you some work elsewhere..
PD: Sir, if you want to put me in any mission of national interest then you can send me right from Leh to Cochin. As I already liwe showh in capabilities by staying at Antarctica and also provided critical communications as well as witnessed the Agini-II hitting the target near Andman Sea.
SA: No no. you just tell me where :you want to go,
PD: Sir just listen to rme I have already performed a very useful project work in mountaineous terrain of Himachal for solving, night time communication problem faced by army during Kargil war we have solved the communication problem by using NVIS techniques.
SA: What is NVlS?
PD: Sir, Near Vertical Insidenanc Sky wave mode of radio cornniunicauon
(during mid Kargil war the army faced a serious problem of night time communication where no communication equipment whether HF/VHF/UHF were able to communicate. The matter was taken by army Hq and then the Defence Minister imported HF communication sets from M/s Tadiran, Israel. Unforutently these sets did not worked, however army conducted some trails along with Israeli engineers near Delhi and the
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system was functional. He was not able to through light on the problem erupted at KARGIL. Then he Defence Minister handed over the problem to SA to RM who in turn asked Director, DEAL for quick solution. The solution was obtained immediately after carrying NVIS communication trials in Himachal Pradesh having Kargil like uneven mountain terrain. Unfortunately the report has been buried by Dr Bains/DRDO Hqrs.
SA: OK, I will stop NVIS studies further.
PD: Then Sir, you can give me work in the JEMCAB requirement of hardening of advance air base against nuclear EMP. As the JEMCAB secretariat has asked to assess the feasibility of above from DEAL, but our Director has flatly refused to take up to this activity and written to JEMCAB that give this to LRDE as we are preoccupied.
SA: No EMP project whether projects are from army, navy or air force this my privilege what to take and what not to take.
(This show to what extant SA has attachment with national security and for keeps his ego up to what extant he can compromise with national security)
PD: But Sir, we have infrastructure and expertise on EMP and our people are interested to take this challenging task.
(the team has developed a nuclear hardened shelter for JEMCAB a mini lab for nuclear simulation has also setup at DEAL and waiting for such assignment. SA forgotten the parliament (Loksabha) question D No.11042 dated 18th March 1999 and his comment to honorable Parliament for protecting our communication network against threat of Nuclear EMP and this is clear case of contempt honorable Parliament.)
SA: No, I will stop this activity this is my previlage. Before you one senior scientist of DEAL reported that I have not enough work and he has been transferred do you know?
(SA trying teach me that he can go to any extent and he is ready to stop any activity which are working in real national interest.)
PD: Yes Sir, Shri R C Chakarborty was transferred as Director, DTRL
(Sh R C Chakarborty was project Director “ SARVADRISTA” which was supposed to give real time image of enemy territory by using remote sensing data collected by earth station at DEAL he was on his job but to drive maximum advantage from the success of this project Dr.Bains removed him from the project director right in the middle of KARGIL WAR and takeover the command himself, the result was no further image was useful for army. People suspect that Dr Bains has been planted by some foreign agencies to sabotage the national program.)
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SA: So, you would you like to join Chakorborty
PD: No Sir not at all. Because my background propagation and communication and he is engaged with image processing bun Sir DEAL is a propagation and communication,
SA: You know we already stopped propagation work there. So then Balasore, are you interested?
(NASA and NOAA in US have been carrying out the propagation studies right from VLF to Sub millimeter wave to enhance their defence preparation till date.)
PD: Sir, whenever and wherever DRDO needed my services I did l it honestly. In Balasore initiated the remote control of HF sets in Long Wheeler Island for Agni-ll. Why don’t you put me CNR because of communication background?
SA: No, I can’t
PD: Sir, you can send me in any mission mode project activity anywhere in country but if you will transfer me without justifying the points raised by me I have no option other then handover these Documents to public in front of parliament and to draw attention of the countrymen against the siphoning of pretty FE in the name of US sanction. I will go for self-immolation in front of Parliament
SA: (Stunned for a while) pause No, I am not transferring you but I warn to know where you want to go. Everyone parsing your work, we want to utilize your enthusiasm.
PD: Now it is up to you Sir, but without justification I will not leave Dehradun. Since, I have worked devotedly whenever any critical assignment was given to me. As an example then SA to RM Dr.Kalam gave a problem of Landmine detector to DEAL.As you know the casualties due to landmine can upset the total movement of army personals in battlefield. SA wanted to a most modern microprocessor based landmine detector to be developed by DEAL. To carry out the feasibility Director DEAL made a small committee and Sh Kundu, Sc ‘D’ was asked to explore internet for explore relevant information available elsewhere, for two days Mr. Kundu tried his best but failed to get useful information. Later my boss asked me to explore as he knows my capabilities, used PC at home and spent my own time and brought 125 pages with full of useful information pertaining history, design and development parameters etc. report was prepared and submitted to R&D Hqrs and a presentation on this