The name of Defense Secretary Dr. Ajay Kumar is 31st in the list of ’50 influential Indians 2020′ released by Fame India magazine. Defense Secretary Ajay Kumar, who has successfully organized Defense Expo to promote ‘Make in India’ in the field of defense production, is known as an excellent working secretary. He has replaced Sanjay Mitra.
Sanjay Mitra completed his term in June 2019. The tenure of the Cabinet Secretary, Home Secretary, Foreign Affairs Secretary and Defense Secretary is two years. Ajay Kumar has become the defense secretary on 23 August 2019.
After becoming the Secretary of Defense, Ajay Kumar expressed the hope that by 2025, India will join the 5 major defense hardware producers in the world by boosting production locally.