Prof DS Kothari ChairDr. D S Kothari (Padma Bushan & Padma Vibhushan), then Scientific Advisor to Ministry of Defence, Government of India is an outstanding physicist, educationalist and considered as the ‘Architect of Defence Science’ in India. He was also the founder of most of the DRDO labs in India. In his honour DRDO decided to sponsor a fellowship in the name of Prof DS Kothari Chair which commenced in the year 1998. The first Chair was allotted to Rear Adm KR Menon (Retd), who researched on the subject “A Nuclear Strategy for India”.