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K. Santhanam

Dr K. Santhanam was the Project Leader of the Pokhran-II nuclear tests of 1998. He worked as a physicist at BARC for 15 years. He received advanced training at the International Institute for Nuclear Science and Engineering in the Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, Illinois, USA. Later, he was the Science Adviser in the Ministry of External Affairs and Chief Adviser (Techologies) in the Defence R&D Organisation (DRDO). He was also the Director General, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi.

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