G Mohan Kumar on Monday took over as the new Defence Secretary, succeeding RK Mathur, who laid down office yesterday.
Belonging to the 1979 batch of IAS, Odisha cadre, Mohan Kumar is a post-graduate in Chemistry and an MBA from UK.
He has worked in various ministries and departments including Steel, Water Resources, Rural Development, Fisheries, Export Development and VAT Administration.
Mohan Kumar was the Secretary of Defence Production since September 1, 2014 before taking over as the Defence Secretary. (ANI)