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Commodore Amit Rastogi (Retd), after 34 years of distinguished service in Indian  Navy has taken over as Chairman & Managing Director of National Research Development Corporation, New Delhi wef 18th Oct, 21.

The Naval Career commenced with joining the 1st Naval Engineering Course in 1984 wherein he obtained B.Tech. (Electrical Engineering) from JNU, New Delhi. He is an alumnus of Institute of Armament Technology (Deemed University), Pune where besides completing Advance Naval Weapon System Engineering  Course,  he obtained Masters degree in Electronics & Tele-Communication  from  Poona  University in 1994. He is also a distinguished alumnus of Defence Services Staff College Wellington and College of Defence Management, Secunderabad. He also holds M.Sc. (Defence & Strategic Studies) from Madras University.

In his illustrious career in the Navy he has had the diversified experience of serving   on Frontline Warships and in Naval Dockyard, Naval Headquarters, Missile establishment and Directorate General Quality Assurance. He carries the unique distinction of serving on Aircraft Carriers Vikrant and Viraat as Head of  Electrical  Dept. During his appointments at senior positions at Naval Headquarters,  he had  been responsible for induction of State-of-the-art technology for Intensive Combat Systems through indigenous development and Transfer of Technology route. The product profile ranges from Phased Array Radars, Electronic Warfare  System,  Combat Management System, Communication Systems and Missile etc. He has authored number. of policies related to Qualification testing and Electronic Stress Screening for electronic systems which are being extensively  used  by  Indian Defence Industry as production norm. As Deputy Director General,  Quality  Assurance, he provided the leadership towards IPR proliferation in DPSUs, vendor development, process improvements and QA of Defence equipment worth Rs.8000 crores.

He has the demonstrated capability of management of large enterprise  with  diversified and multi-disciplinary technical workforce whilst simultaneously engaging stakeholders ranging from DRDO, Academia, Industry and Ministry for meeting organizational objectives.

He believes in work life balance with  utmost importance to  upkeep of  good  health. He is an Isha meditator and pursues yogic practices learnt from Shri Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev’s Isha foundation. He is a keen golfer, pursues photography and is a Randonneur (long distance cyclist). His wife, Mrs Monica Rastogi is an accomplished entrepreneur, who provides rehabilitation and fitness  programmes  through  her  Studio which specialises in Pilates, Gyrokinesis and Gyrotonics.