Brigadier, Dr. VD Abraham, Sena Medal, Gallantry, doctorate from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad, India, was Vice Chancellor of Oriental University Indore, earlier to that, serving as Brigadier, Electronics and Mechanical Engineers of Indian Army. An Engineer by profession, daring Leader decorated with gallantry award by the President of India ,excelled as a Researcher, Innovator, Educationalist, mover of organization with charisma.
As Army Leader of 15th Indian Scientific expedition to Antarctica led the expedition for 16 months, chaired Antarctica selection committees, performed as Chief Maintainability Advisor to Indian Army, Dean Faculty of Educational (EME) institution, headed many Engineering organizations of Army and carried out gubernatorial appointment with Governor of J&K, National level sportsman and presently a graded Golfer. Known for pragmatic dynamism, remained as an asset to all organization. Decorated with three national awards and authored many papers, chaired /organized large number of International/National seminars being Executive member of IETE Centers of Meerut, Vadodara and Chennai, a blessed orator. This distinguished officer has adorned coveted appointment of Dy Director EME of Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Karnataka & Kerala area and Brigadier EME of Northern Command, adorned the chair of Vice-chancellor, Oriental University, Indore..
He is the President - Indian Sports and Cultural Society, Indore, got elected to Governing Council IETE for a term of 3 years and performed various responsibilities as Chairman, Innovation & Resource generation Committee, Member , Skill development training & placement committee, Member, Board of Research, Coordinator East Zone (India) including International Centers , Member, Finance & policy planning committee, Member Industrial coordination committee, Member, Membership & Centre Committee, Member, Media & Publicity Committee.
His innovative contributions are Indigenization of equipments/ Instruments/ components which he designed, developed and inducted to Indian Army are Infantry Mortar Laying Instrument (IMLI) as substitute to a German origin optical Instrument, Indigenizing the Dewar Detector Cooler with the help of BARC Trombay, Designed and developed a multipurpose Test Station for all types of Thermal imagers and Night sight for INSAS rifle.
He had many recognitions and awards like; Bharatmata Award Awarded by Indian Institute of Oriental Heritage on 07 Mar 2014,in recognition of patronage to cause of research and development, Sena Medal (Gallantry) Awarded by President of India on 15 Aug 1996, feat of courage of saving expedition member from ice-cold Antarctic Ocean, COAS Commendation Awarded on 15 Aug 1989 for the creative work in J&K, GOC-in-C’s Commendation Awarded on 15 Aug 2006 for the invention of Night sights, Best Innovator-2004 Cash award for the design and fabrication of an Optical Instrument (Infantry Mortar Laying Instrument) which got inducted into the Army.
Smt Sumitra Mahajan, Honorable Speaker of Lok sabha commented Dr Abraham’s work in the Slum Areas of Indore in promoting education through night classes and identifying and developing sports talents. Shri Narendra Modi, Honorable Prime Minister of India appreciated the effort of adopting ten villages of Sarigam, Gujarat for converting into a Smart Village, a concept developed and demonstrated by Dr Abraham.