- G Mohan Kumar (IAS 1979 Odisha cadre) has been appointed Secretary, Defence. He will succeed RK Mathur whose two-year tenure is expiring on May 24.
- Ashok Kumar Gupta (IAS -1981 Tamil Nadu cadre) has been appointed new Secretary, Defence Producton, Gupta is presently Special Secretary, Defence Production. He will succeed G Mohan Kumar.
- The Govt appointed eminent scientist S Christopher as director general of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for a two-year term.
- The Govt also appointed Sh GS Reddy as the Scientific Adviser to Defence Minister Sh Manohar Parrikar for a for a two-year term.