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NALSAR, CADL’s Webinar on Aerospace and Defence Education [June 30], Register Now

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NALSAR, Centre for Aerospace and Defence Laws (CADL) is organising its “Aerospace and Defence Laws Lecture Series”, a Webinar series, which will bring together academics, legal practitioners, and experts from the field, to critically explore the education in Aviation, Defence and Space Laws, and explore the current trends in these sectors.

The first session titled “Aerospace and Defence Education: Need of the Hour” will take place from 18:00 to 19:30 (IST) on June 30, 2020.


  • 1800-1810 Hours: Opening remarks by moderator
  • 1810-1910: Remarks by panellists
  • 1910-1925: Q&A session
  • 1925-1930: Closing remarks by moderator

Questions Answered in Webinar

  • Need for Aerospace and Defence Education.
  • Courses offered
  • Structure of courses
  • What do we do?
  • What is the benefit you get?

About the Speakers

Dr. Swarna Subba Rao, Former Surveyor General of India

Dr. Swarna Subba Rao is a Surveying and Geo-Spatial professional who has almost 34 years of experience encompassing all disciplines of geospatial technology in developing geospatial strategies for Survey of India and other related ministries within the Government of India. Dr. Rao has led Survey of India as the Surveyor-General from 2010-15 and 2016-17. He is now Adjunct Professor at NALSAR University of Law.

Professor P.V. Rao, Visiting Faculty, NALSAR University of Law

Professor P.V. Rao obtained M.A. in Political Science from Osmania University, with a first division; M.Phil and Ph.D in European Studies from School of International Studies, JNU. He was awarded the British Council Scholarship at London School of Economics for research; Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, Washington; Ford Foundation Fellowship at Bandarnaike International Centre, Colombo.

Professor Rao is the founder Editor of Indian Ocean Survey, a biannual international journal, now being published by the Routledge, UK. He published over forty research articles in Indian and foreign journals. Prof. Rao was the Director of Centre for Indian Ocean Studies, Osmania University; Member, UGC Committee on Area Studies; Member COM, Indian Ocean Research Group, Perth. He regularly lectures at College of Air Warfare; college of Naval Warfare and several other academic institutions.

Dr. M.Y.S. Prasad, Vice-Chancellor, Vignan’s Foundation for Science, Technology and Research University

Dr. M.Y.S. Prasad worked in ISRO for 40 years from 1975 to 2015 in different Centers and Units in the executive positions. He retired from Govt. service in May 2015 as Distinguished Scientist (APEX) in ISRO, and Director of Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, ISRO.

During his long experience in Indian Space programme, Dr. M.Y.S. Prasad steered various activities and programmes in ISRO. He was involved and controlled all the launches of Launch vehicles from 2008 to 2015. Dr. M.Y.S. Prasad created a number of new systems and processes in ISRO which includes new MCF at Bhopal, New Mission Control at SHAR.

He was Chief Designer for a large beam steering Phased Array Radar with most sophisticated and advanced features, and the Radar is called Multi Object Tracking Radar (MOTR) commissioned in SDSC-SHAR. Dr. M.Y.S. Prasad represented ISRO & INDIA in United Nations Committee on peaceful uses of Outer Space (UN – COPUOS) for eleven years from 1995 – 2006. He is active in International Professional Organizations like IAF, IAA, and IISL etc.

Dr. K. Ramesh, Founder and Director of Center for Human Security Studies

Dr.Kanneganti Ramesh Babu is the Founder/Director of Center for Human Security Studies (A Think Tank on Security Studies). He holds a Ph.D in American Studies from School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)-New Delhi & a Post-Doctorate in Security Studies from BESA Center for Strategic Studies –Israel.

He is associated with the National Investigation Agency, National Industrial Security Academy (NISA), Central Detective Training School (CDTS), Hyderabad, as well as Octopus, Counter-Terrorism Centre of Andhra Pradesh Government. Dr. Ramesh was the Course Co-coordinator for the General Studies subject at Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies, Hyderabad.

A Guest Faculty (International Relations) at the Sri Chaitanya IAS Academy, Hyderabad & he taught a course on “Contemporary Themes in Indo-US strategic Ties” to international students at Study in India Program at the University of Hyderabad.

Professor (Dr). V. Balakista Reddy, Registrar, Head of Centre for Aerospace and Defence Law (CADL), NALSAR University of Law

Dr.V.Balakista Reddy obtained his LL.M in International Law from Osmania University and M. Phil. and Ph.D. in International Air and Space Law from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. He has more than 15 years of Teaching and Research experience. Dr. Reddy has contributed extensively to various national and international journals on different facets of International law.

His books on, (1) Air Law and Policy in India (2) Recent Trends in International Space Law and Policy and (3) Emerging Trends in Air and Space Law, (4) Space Law and Contemporary Issues have won international acclaim. He is Visiting Faculty to many Universities in India and abroad.

Moderator: Group Captain Aanand Naidu Pola, Visiting Faculty, NALSAR University of Law 

Group Captain Pola A Naidu has 30+ years of experience in India’s largest aviation organisation and Public Service Broadcaster in senior positions largely in management and policy intervention. He has joined Aakash law as a Transactional Practitioner with domain knowledge in Aviation, Defence and Aerospace, Media and Broadcasting, contract management, litigation management, Aviation Security and Aviation safety.

He served as Additional Director General in Doordarshan, Prasar Bharati heading Corporate HR, Administration, PR, SM Operations, litigation management and Security, and International Relations. He contributed towards identifying operational gaps, strategy, team building, training needs and ensuring operational excellence to accomplish organisational goals and bring satisfaction at individual level.

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