Commodore A Madhavarao (Retd) assumes charge as CMD, BDL

Commodore A Madhavarao (Retd.) has assumed charge as Chairman and Managing Director of  DPSU Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), a Govt. of India Enterprise under Ministry of Defence.

He had joined BDL in March 2020 as Executive Director and was currently holding the post of Director (Technical) with additional charge of Director (Production).

An Alumnus of various prestigious educational Institutes and Universities, he has a B. Tech in Electrical Engineering, ME in Electronics & Telecommunication, MSc in De-fence Studies, MBA in Finance and Master of Management Studies.

Apart from his current experience in BDL, he had an illustrious career spanning over three decades in the Indian Navy.

In his previous appointments at BDL, Commodore A Madhavarao played a significant role in establishing a Product  Support  Group to provide credible support to the Indian Armed Forces, enhancing the in-house R&D activities and establishing an effective supply chain to meet Production schedules. 

Further, he  played  a  pivotal  role  in  developing  infrastructure  in  BDL to enable  the  Company take up initiatives towards realization of ‘Atmanirbharta’ in Defence and manufacturing of future generation of advanced missiles on a fast-track basis. 

He  has  been  instrumental in signing of contracts with the Indian Armed  Forces / Ministry of Defence and other foreign countries contributing significantly to the current healthy order book position of the Company.

During  his tenure in the Indian Navy, Commodore  Madhavarao  took  part  in  the ‘Kargil’ and ‘Parakram’ operations.

He was instrumental in setting up the Nuclear Safety field organisation in Visakhapatnam for induction of Nuclear Submarines into the Indian  Navy. 

Also, he has served  onboard  two  classes of submarines of Indian Navy and played a key role in the induction of Nuclear Submarine  Chakra. 

Commodore A Madhavarao has  also  served  on  three frontline ships of the Navy and held key positions in the Command Headquarters in Visakhapatnam  and  Integrated  Headquarters Ministry of Defence Navy, and was responsible for future planning and policy making.

He has a long association with the Naval Dockyards,  and served as General Manager Technical at Naval Dockyard Visakhapatnam and was responsible for  preparing the long-term perspective plan for the Naval Dockyard modernisation.

As a member of the Top Management of BDL and the Indian Navy, he has provided excellent leadership to steer various ‘Make-in-India’ programmes in defence, which have paid rich dividends to the Company and the Nation.