CEO & MD, BrahMos Aerospace

 Shri Sudhir Kumar Mishra

Dr Sudhir Mishra Dr. Sudhir Mishra, Distinguished Scientist & Chief Controller (R&D), DRDO, and CEO&MD, BrahMos Aerospace, an India-Russia Joint Venture, is Graduate of Government Engineering College, Jabalpur, M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Madras and will be receiving Doctoral Degree from National Institute of Technology Warangal soon. He has contributed significantly in India's quest to achieve excellence in Missile technologies. His technical skill expertise and knowledge has resulted in the realisation of DRDO Missile Programmes well within time and resources. As CEO&MD, he is responsible for the design, development, Production and Product Support encompassing complete Product Life Cycle of BrahMos Weapon System. He has successfully guided BrahMos Team in design, modernising and upgrading BRAHMOS missile to achieve newer capabilities of Land to Land flight test for long range. His defence diplomatic skills have resulted in the culmination of many R&D Projects with several countries within the framework of foreign policy, bilateral defence cooperation agreement and international commitments of Government of India.

He has been awarded with the "DRDO Scientist of the Year Award 2009" by the Prime Minister of India, Distinguished Alumni Award from Government Engineering College, Jabalpur, Life Time Achievement Award from Sriram College of Engineering & Technology, Jabalpur, the Super CEO Award by The Machinist, Times of India Group, "Vigyan Pratibha Samman" from Council of Science & Technology Govt. of Madhya Pradesh and "Madhya Pradesh Gaurav Samman" by the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. He has been awarded Honorary Doctorate by People's University, Bhopal and CEPM Fellowship Award 2016 by Centre for Excellence in Project Management, New Delhi. He is a member and Fellow of many professional bodies.


  • Member, Institution of Engineers (India).
  • Fellow, Indian Institution of Production Engineers.
  • Member, Computer Society of India.
  • Member, Aeronautical Society of India.
  • Member, Hyderabad Management Association.
  • Member, Administrative Staff College of India Association.

  • "Time has come for BrahMos Aerospace to work on Mark-II version of BRAHMOS so that we will still be the market leader in hypersonic cruise missiles." - Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

  • "The traditional partnership between India & Russia has been tested by the time and time and it is the most important stabilizing factor, not only for the asian region, but for the whole world" - Vladimir Putin

  • "Make in India' should not be limited to production & manufacturing only, it should also involve generation of engineering knowledge in the country." - Mr. Sudhir Kumar Mishra

  • "BrahMos is not only a successful Joint Venture but also a model for cooperation which has immense political value for our two countries" - Mr. Dmitry Rogozin

  • "BrahMos JV is a unique venture which has given substantial guidelines in defence design inputs, engineering inputs, production related culture and ultimately in pushing the technology base forward" - Dr. V G Sekaran

  • "BrahMos JV is most suitable model, which has withstood the test of time and is recommended to be followed for realization of all high end products with our country." - Dr. V K Saraswat

  • "BrahMos is the most successful missile company of the nation and it is this unique blend of young and experienced team members motivated with innovation and utmost dedication that has contibuted to the success of the missile system" - Dr. Avinash Chander