P. V. R. Rao


P. V. R. Rao
OccupationCivil servant, writer
Known forDefence Secretary (India)
AwardsPadma Vibhushan

Pattadakal Venkanna Raghavendra Rao was an Indian civil servant, writer and the sixth defence secretary of India.[1] He assumed office on 21 November 1962, the day the Sino-Indian War ended[2] and held the position until 3 April 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. 18 May 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  2. ^ Das Gupta, Amit R.; Lüthi, Lorenz M. (3 November 2016). The Sino-Indian War of 1962 : new perspectives. London. ISBN 978-1315388939. 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. 17 May 2018. Retrieved 17 May 2018.

Further reading

  • Harder, Anton (2015). "Defining Independence in Cold War Asia: Sino-Indian Relations, 1949-1962" (PDF). The London School of Economics and Political Science. Retrieved 18 May 2018.

External links

  • "List of Defence Secretaries". Ministry of Defence, Government of India. 18 May 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  • Rao, Pattadakal Venkanna Raghavendra (1977). "India's defence policy and organisation since independence". USI national security lectures.2. United Service Institution of India. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  • "Rao, Pattadakal Venkanna Raghavendra, 1909- (Person) - Boston University Libraries". link.bu.edu. 18 May 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
Preceded by
O. Pulla Reddy
Defence Secretary (India)
Succeeded by
A. D. Pandit