The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), London has conferred G Satheesh Reddy, Scientific Adviser to the Defence Minister, with the Society's 2015 Silver Medal for work contributing to major advances or contributions in aerospace.
Mr Reddy is the first Defence scientist working in India to be honoured with the prestigious "Silver Medal" of the Society, according to a release.
"This award is in recognition of your contributions as one of the leading navigation and avionics experts in India, under whose leadership India has developed state-of-the-art avionics sensors and systems for key national strategic programmes and other defence applications," a letter addressed to Mr Reddy from the Society said.
The award will be formally presented with your medal, at the Wilbur and Orville Wright Lecture to be held on December 9 in the Society's headquarters in London, it said.
RAeS is the world's only professional body dedicated to the entire aerospace community. Established in 1866 to further the art, science and engineering of aeronautics, the Society has been at the forefront of aerospace ever since.
The Royal Aeronautical Society has been honouring outstanding achievers in the global aerospace industry since 1909, when Wilbur and Orville Wright came to London to receive the Society's first Gold Medal, the release added.