HYDERABAD. Commodore Siddharth Mishra (Retd) assumed charge as the Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), a Miniratna Category – 1 PSU under the Ministry of Defence, Government of India in Hyderabad on March 1.
He succeeds V Udaya Bhaskar who has retired on February 28 on attaining superannuation.
Commodore Mishra was commissioned in the Electrical Branch of Indian Navy in the year 1985. Post-retirement from Navy in September 2016, The newly-appointed BDL CMD served ECIL, a Schedule “A” Central Public Sector Enterprise.
Prior to joining BDL, he was General Manager (Defence) at ECIL, Hyderabad.
Commodore Mishra is a B Tech in Electrical Engineering, an M Sc in Defence Studies and Master of Management Science. He is an alumnus of the prestigious Naval Academy and Naval College of Engineering, Lonavala.
In his 33 years of distinguished career, Commodore Mishra has held varied Operational and Staff appointments, in addition to heading four major groups at ECIL.
At Naval Headquarters, he was instrumental in inducting and managing state-of-the-art technology, including policy-framing and was in the core team and represented Indian Navy for induction of the Air Craft Carrier into the Services.
At Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam, he planned, coordinated and oversaw execution of refits and modernisation of ships and submarines. He also controlled and managed the flawless operation / maintenance / asset management / infrastructure development and resource planning of the Dockyard.
As a member of the Top Management of ECIL, he has provided excellent leadership to steer various ‘Make-in-India’ programme in defence and other sectors, that has paid rich dividend to the Nation.