September 30, 2022

Prime Minister, General Atomics’ Vivek Lall discuss strengthening of defence tech sector in India

Washington D.C., Prime Minister Narendra Modi met General Atomics Global Corporation Chief Executive Vivek Lall in Washington D.C. on September 23.

PM Modi and Dr. Lall discussed about strengthening the defence technology sector in India. On this occasion, the General Atomics Chief Executive appreciated the recent policy changes to accelerate defence and emerging technology manufacturing and augment capacity building in India.

They also discussed India’s strides in drone technology, including the path-breaking reforms and PLI scheme.

Vivek Lall is a world renowned scientist who has been Chief Executive of General Atomics Global Corporation since June 1, 2020. Before joining General Atomics, Dr Lall worked at Lockheed Martin, and held key positions with Boeing and Reliance.

He previously worked at General Atomics from August 2014 to December 2017 and was heading the Boeing (Defence and Space) operations in India from 2007 through April 2011.

Vivek Lall had also been associated with Indo-American Chamber of Commerce and was appointed as Chairman of the Indo-US Strategic Dialogue in August 2011 besides being appointed as Distinguished Fellow at India’s think tank Observer Research Foundation.

Dr. Lall also served as Chairman of the Defense Committee of the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).

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