Lt Gen P R Shankar is a retired Director General of Artillery. He is an alumnus of National Defence Academy Khadakvasala, Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, Army War College, Mhow, Naval Post Graduate School, Monterrey and National Defence College, New Delhi. He has held many important command, staff and instructional appointments in the Army. He has vast operational experience having served in all kinds of terrain and operational situations which has confronted the Indian Army in the past four decades. He has deep knowledge, understanding and experience in successful defense planning and acquisition, spanning over a decade.
The General Officer is now a Professor in the Aerospace Department of Indian Institute of Technology, Madras., Chennai. He is leading the Tamil Nadu Defence Industrial Corridor and advising several defence startups.