P. V. R. Rao

P. V. R. Rao
Born India
Occupation Civil servant, writer
Known for Defence Secretary (India)
Awards Padma Vibhushan

Pattadakal Venkanna Raghavendra Rao was an Indian civil servant, writer and the sixth defence secretary of India.[1] He assumed office on November 21, 1962, the day the Sino-Indian War ended[2] and held the position until April 3, 1965. He was the author of three books, India's Defence Policy and Organisation Since Independence,[3] Defence without drift[4] and Red Tape and White Cap.[5] The Government of India awarded him Padma Vibhushan, the second highest Indian civilian award, in 1967.[6]

See also


  1. "PVR Rao - Department Of Defence". mod.gov.in. 2018-05-18. Retrieved 2018-05-18.
  2. The Sino-Indian War of 1962 : new perspectives. London. ISBN 1315388936. OCLC 971247010.
  3. Pattadakal Venkanna Raghavendra Rao (1977). India's Defence Policy and Organisation Since Independence. United Service Institution of India.
  4. Pattadakal Venkanna Raghavendra Rao (1970). Defence without drift. Popular Prakashan.
  5. Pattadakal Venkanna Raghavendra Rao (1970). Red Tape and White Cap. Orient Longmans.
  6. "Padma Awards". Padma Awards. Government of India. 2018-05-17. Retrieved 2018-05-17.

Further reading

Preceded by
O. Pulla Reddy
Defence Secretary (India)
Succeeded by
A. D. Pandit
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