Col (retd) K V Kuber

Independent Consultant on Defence and Aerospace, India

An alumni of the prestigious National Defence Academy, and the Technical Staff College, Col Kuber has specialized in Electronic Warfare. He commanded an Electronic Warfare Regiment in operations and has conducted EW operations in Western, and Eastern theatres, both in conventional and insurgency environments. He has also been an instructor at the national Defence Academy in training potential officers.

Col Kuber was the Director of Capital Acquisition Programmes of the Indian Armed Forces in the Indian Ministry of Defence, an assignment which he executed in addition to being the Director of Defence Offsets facilitation Agency (DOFA). He has been closely associated with the formulation of the offset policy in 2006 and modifications to the Offset Policy in 2008, of the Ministry of Defence.

Col KV Kuber founded and established the DOFA and was the chief architect of the offset policy since its inception in 2005. In his official capacity he has handled more than 300 capital acquisition programmes in the Indian Ministry of defence for all the three services, worth more than a lac of crores.

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