22nd May 2024


India’s First Do Tank linking Tech and Geopolitical Power

A profound loss to the country and to SITARA

SITARA has just learnt that Shri Bhupender Saharan, CEO VVDN, has passed away last night in a road accident.

VVDN Tech is one India’s finest, high-tech companies capable of producing 5G equipment. We have pinned our hopes on companies like VVDN to lead the indigenisation of India’s ICT networks, a prerequisite for a secure and economically prosperous nation.

We first learnt about VVDN when we visited their booth at Army Tech 3 years ago. Fortunately Shri Mohapatra, our distinguished member and former Chairman of ESCI, introduced me to him at a seminar. 

Shri Saharan was one of our most proactive members who made us proud as we have been pointing out to Govt that India has some very, very fine companies with a global footprint.

Shri Saharan never refused an invitation to participate in our advocacy work and was an essential presence at all our interactions with Govt and internal brainstorming. He had urged us to visit the VVDN factory at Manesar and many SITARA members joined the video tour he conducted, which was very impressive and very nice of him to host. Just last week SITARA had a detailed interaction followed by a seminar with Chairman TRAI which he participated in.

Distinguished members have called to express their grief, disbelief and shock. SITARA will deeply miss his presence and contribution to India’s high-tech development. We are all reeling from shock.

We convey our deepest condolences to his Family and to his Colleagues and outstanding Team. May they have  the strength to bear this enormous loss.

Messages received (some have chosen to stay private):

“Shocking. Deepest condolences. Om Shanthi.” Prof. Rao Tatavarti

“Sorry to hear this. It is great loss to country and telecom industry in particular. Condolences to employees of VVDN, family and friends.” Shri Ramu T.S.

“Om shanti 🙏🙏 please convey my deepest condolences to the family.”  Shri N. Shekar

“Om Shanti, deep condolences”, Shri Ravin Vyas

“Very tragic news indeed! Please convey our condolences to the family. May he rest in peace. Om shanti!” Ambassador Deepa Wadhwa

“Bhupi Loss is Nation loss, as they excelled in domestic manufacturing and we all will miss him. Nature has its own way to treat living and non living beings and we have hardly any escape from Nature. I really sincerely will miss Bhupi and pray for peace to departed soul.” Prof N.K. Goyal

It is indeed shocking to learn sudden demise of Bhupender. A colossal loss to the industry and SITARA. Puneet: Request convey our deep felt condolences to the family and employees“. Dr Prem Chand

Indeed, shocked to hear this terrible news .  My personal condolences may kindly be conveyed.” RAdm R K Shrawat Retd

“This is indeed a loss to the nation! Having seen his contribution in the group and proactive participation leading to high value add for all of us! It is indeed a big loss. With my sincere condolences to his family and this extended family on this unbearable loss.” Smt Sarita Nagpal

Very sorry to learn that. Please convey our heartfelt condolences to his family. May God grant peace to his soul and give strength to his family to bear the loss.” Nalin Kohli 

“I sent a condolence message to Amit Saharan yesterday“. Shri PM Heblikar.

“My deepest condolences to both the immediate family and the VVDN family, wishing them strength. Om Shanti.” Shri Rinka Singh

“Heartfelt Condolences! We pray to the almighty to rest his soul in peace and give strength t the family members to bear this huge irreparable loss! Om Shanti!” Capt Alok Bansal.

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