Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE), Pune was established in 1958 under Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO) and over the years it has emerged as a centre of excellence for Conventional Armaments. ARDE has successfully developed and introduced into service many state-of-the-art weapon systems, continuously aiming for self-reliance in critical defence technologies.

500 kg General Purpose Bomb
INSAS Rifle with UBGL

Armament technology has undergone major changes in recent times with advancements in materials, control, guidance, automation and manufacturing technologies. In order to deliberate on emerging trends in these fields in general and challenges faced by the Armament community in particular, the NCAAT 2018 National Conference is being organized from 08th & 09th June 2018. It also befits the Diamond Jubilee year of ARDE and DRDO. An Industrial Exhibition would also be organized during the Conference. The first NCAAT was conducted in 2008.


The key objective of this conference is to provide an open forum for participants to interact and exchange ideas and experiences on latest technologies and future trends for application in Armaments. The discussions would also focus on evolving manufacturing processes and quality assurance philosophies.


The conference topics will cover the advances in conventional armament technology in the following specific areas:

  • Aerodynamics & Structures
  • In-bore, External & Terminal Ballistics
  • Warhead & Munition Technologies
  • Explosives, Propellants & Pyrotechnics
  • Propulsion Technologies
  • Weapons & Launch Technologies
  • Safety Arming & Fuzing Technologies
  • Guidance & Control Technologies
  • Test & Evaluation
  • Advance Materials & Manufacturing Techniques
  • Safety, Quality & Reliability
  • Modelling & Simulation
  • Non-Lethal Weapons
  • System Integration


Authors are invited to submit original papers for the conference. Selection will be based on extended abstracts (approximately 500 words). Abstract submission should include:

  • Title of the paper (bold title case, font: Times New Roman, size: 14)
  • Names of Authors, Address, Telephone number, Fax number and Email address (title case, font: Times New Roman, size: 12)
  • Clear description of the paper including results and discussions (font: Times New Roman, size: 12, line spacing: 1.5)

Abstracts of papers should be sent in electronic form (email: before the deadline. Acceptance and detailed instructions for submission of final paper will be communicated. Authors of selected papers will have to submit full text in camera ready form for publication. Abstracts and full text must be unclassified. Responsibility to obtain requisite clearance from the Institution/Sponsoring Agency rests with the author/s.

Event Schedule

Receipt of abstracts

Intimation of acceptance

Receipt of final paper

Registration deadline

Accommdation Facility

Conference & Exhibits


  • Dr. S Christopher
    Secretary, DDR&D & Chairman, DRDO
  • Dr Sateesh Reddy
    DS, DG (MSS) & SA to RM

Organising Committee

  • Dr. KM Rajan
    DS & Director, ARDE - Chairman
  • Shri K J Daniel
    OS, Associate Director
  • Shri V K Dixit
    Associate Director
  • Shri Haribhau Markale
    Sc ‘G’ Associate Director
  • Shri P T Rojatkar
    Sc ‘G’ Associate Director
  • Shri H H Kumar
    Associate Director
  • Ms SS Avachat
    Associate Director
  • Shri RD Misal
    Sc ‘G’
  • Shri Satwinder Singh
    Sc. ‘G’
  • Shri M V Ramesh Kumar
  • Shri R Srinivasa Rao
  • Shri DK Joshi
    Sc ‘G’
  • Shri RP Pandey
  • Shri AS Asthana
    Sc ‘G’


  • Dr CP Ramanarayan
    DS & DG (Aero)
  • Shri PK Mehta
    DS & DG (ACE)
  • Shri Sudhir Mishra
  • Dr Zakwan Ahmed
    OS & CCR&D (R&M & IMP)
  • Dr S Guruprasad
    OS & CCR&D (PC & SI)
  • Dr (Ms) Chitra Rajagopal
    DS & CC R&D (SAM)
  • Dr P Sivakumar
    DS & Director, CVRDE
  • Shri MSR Prasad
    DS & Director, DRDL
  • Dr Manjit Singh
    DS & Director, TBRL
  • Dr (Ms) Tessy Thomas
    DS & Director, ASL
  • Dr SK Salwan
    Chairman,ARMREB & VC ,Apeejay Stya Univ.
  • Shri AM Datar
    Former DG(ACE)
  • Shri KPS Murthy
    OS & Director, HEMRL
  • Shri VV Parlikar
    OS & Director, R&DE(E)
  • Shri R Appavuraj
    OS & Director, PXE
  • Shri BHVS Narayana Murthy
    OS & Dir, RCI
  • Maj Gen Ajay Gupta
    Director, VRDE
  • Shri Rajeev Narang
    Director, CFEES
  • Shri SK Chourasia
  • Shri V Udaya Bhaskar
    Chairman & Dir, BDL
  • Dr Sanjay Dalmia
    MD, BEL
  • Shri Baba Kalyani
    CMD, Bharat Forge Ltd , Pune
  • Shri Rahul Choudhary
    CEO, TPCL Mumbai
  • Shri JD Patil
    Director & Sr. VP, L&T, Mumbai
  • Shri Satyanarayan Nuwal
    Chairman, Solar Ind., Nagpur
  • Dr AN Gupta
    MD, PEL, Hyderabad


Dr. K M Rajan

Chairman,Organizing Committee


Dr. S V Gade



Shri V K Dixit

Jt Convener





NCAAT 2018




Private Industries engaged in development and production of conventional armament system would exhibit their products and technologies at the Industrial Exhibition being arranged during NCAAT 2018.

Exhibition Stall Rates

  • Single 10 x 10 ft -> Rs. 40,000/-
  • Double 10 x 20 ft -> Rs. 70,000/-


Pune derives its name from the Sanskrit term punyanagara or "City of Virtue". It was once the centre of power of the mighty Maratha Empire and served as the headquarters of the Peshwa (Prime Minister). Situated on the Deccan Plateau at the confluence of two rivers, it is the second largest metropolis of Maharashtra after Mumbai. Hailed as the "Oxford of the East", Pune draws thousands of students to its educational institutions par excellence, while job aspirants make a beeline to its world class IT and automobile companies. A city of strategic importance, it is home to an Air Force base and the largest Army Command in addition to several defence institutions.

 Agakhan Palace
Pune University
IT Companies

Pune was an important centre in the social and religious reform movement of the late 19th century. Many prominent social reformers and freedom fighters lived here, including Lokmanya Tilak, Mahatma Jyotirao Phule and Dhondo Keshav Karve. The mellifluous voice of Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi reverberated from this city. Pune is also associated with the struggle for Indian Independence. Mahatma Gandhi was imprisoned at Yerwada Central Jail several times and placed under house arrest at Agakhan Palace,where Kasturba Gandhi breathed her last. An event of great magnitude and socio-cultural significance that marks Pune is the ten-day Ganesh festival that attracts even foreign tourists.

Shaniwar Wada
Shrimant Dagdu Sheth Halvai Ganapati
Ganesh festival

The reverence to Lord Ganapati is reflected in the numerous temples such as Kasba Ganapati (the presiding deity of the city), Shrimant Dagdu Sheth Halvai Ganapati and Sarasbaug Ganapati. Historical attractions include the 8th century Pataleshwar cave temple, Shaniwar Wada, Sinhagad Fort, Lal Mahal, Shinde Chhatri and Agakhan Palace. The city is surrounded by a number of military forts that have witnessed the glory and bravery of the great Maratha warrior king, Chhatrapati Shivaji. Pune is considered to be the cultural capital of Maharashtra and is abuzz with activities in classical music, theatre, literature and spirituality all the year round.

Registration FEES

Registration FORM

  • General Participants : Rs. 6,000/-
  • Student Participants : Rs. 1,500/-

Participants are requested to register on or before 15 May 2018. Registration fee shall be paid by crossed demand draft/cheque in favour of 'NCAAT Pune', payable at Pune.

A/c Name : NCAAT Pune, A/c No. 0495000100165043
IFSC Code : PUNB0049500, Swift Code : PUNBINBBISB
Bank Details : Punjab National Bank, Pashan Road Branch, Pune – 411 021

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Event Location

Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE)
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pashan,
Pune 411021


NCAAT organizing committee has tied up with Hotel Holiday Inn, Pune for providing accommodation and transport to outstation delegates. The category of rooms and amenities will be as per entitlement.The bookings for the same will be centralised through ARDE team.
Kindly contact the following for any query:

PSSRK Prasad,Scientist 'F'

  • 09423243008 (M),02025932330 (O)

Navneet Verma,Scientist 'E'

  • 09420481705 (M),09820981705 (M),02025932332 (O)

PE Yadav, TO 'B'

  • 09822438085(M),09595321555(M)

Delegates are requested to confirm their requirement and share the itinerary before 30 May 2018.