With his profound philosophy of basic trust in human beings and his rich and varied experience in teaching, research and development and management in the field of metallurgy, Dr. Saibal Kanti Gupta steered the company to the great success. With the support of Government, Dr. S. K. Gupta focused on creating a harmonious environment conducive for team-building.
At the initiative of Dr Gupta, a Co-ordination Committee of the then chiefs of the five Defence establishments including Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, DRDL, Dr P. Rama Rao, DMRL, Dr E. Bhageerath Rao, DLRL, Shri Z.P. Marshal, BDL was formed to tackle issues of common interest. This led to the setting up of an exclusive Police Station for the Defence units (Kanchanbagh), MIDHANI bus stand, multi-speciality hospital (Apollo-DRDO), improvements of roads and other infrastructure.
The first major order – Rs 14.55 crore for supply of Maraging Steel 250 was placed on the Company against stiff global competition during his tenure. He is endowed with excellent leadership qualities, a large measure of self-confidence and an ability to think and concentrate on the core issues. These qualities have stood him in good stead all through his career and were responsible for his success at MIDHANI.