MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES

VRDE, Ahmednagar

The Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (VRDE), Ahmednagar, organised a Course on Engineering Drawing Practices during 11-15 November 2002. Thirty-five participants from various DRDO labs / estts attended the course. The faculty was derived from Kirloskar Pneumatic, Siemens Information, Govt College of Pune, etc.

IRDE, Dehradun

The Instruments Research & Development Establishment (IRDE), Dehradun, organised a Course on Line-of-Sight Stabilisation Technology during 18-22 November 2002. Dr VK Saraswat, Director, RCI inaugurated the course. The course covered various aspects ofline-of- sight stabilisation technology like opto-mechanical configurations, gimbal design, sensors, actuators, mathematical modelling and simulation, feedback loop design using conventional and modern control techniques, implementation of controllers using digital signal processing technique. Twenty-nine participants from various DRDO labs/estts. PSUs. CQAI attended the course. Director IRDE delivered the valedictory address and distributed certificates to the participants.

Other Courses INMAS, Delhi
INMAS, Delhi

The Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences (INMAS), Delhi, organised a Training Course on RaDIATion Disaster Management during 21-25 October 2002 for officers of the Army Medical Corps. Twenty-three officers from different Field Ambulances and Military Hospitals attended the course. Dr RV Swamy, CC R&D (MLS) presided over the inaugural function. Lt Gen RK Jetley, PVSM, VSM, PHS, Director General, Armed Forces Medical Services was the Chief Guest. Maj Gen T Ravindranath, AVSM, VSM, Director, INMAS welcomed the dignitaries. The course covered lectures on past raDIATion disasters; raDIATion protection, monitoring, and decontamination; biological effects of raDIATion; pre-disaster planning, casualty evacuation and medical management; psychological effects of NBC war , its aftermath and disposal of radioactive waste. Extensive practicals and demonstrations were carried on NBC protective clothing and a complete decontamination drill for men and materials was given to the participants. Video films on various aspects of NBC war were also screened. Dr W Selvamurthy, Adviser, Biomedical Sciences, was the Chief Guest for the valedictory function. Brig JK Bansal, VSM, was the Course Director and Dr L Ravi Shankar , the Course Coordinator.

DL, Jodhpur

The Defence Laboratory (DL), Jodhpur, organised the 14th NBCD Specialisation Course on Nuclear Aspects from 28 October-01 November 2002 for the Naval Officers of NBCD School, Lonavala. The course included lectures, practicals and demonstrations related to nuclear raDIATion detection, measurement equipment and calibration techniques, modern trends in protection from ionising raDIATion. Shri RK Syal, Director, in his inaugural speech mentioned about the great importance of NBC Defence in naval ships and he hoped that the training would go a long way in improving the awareness about nuclear defence. Col NK Mehta, Commanding Officer, 6 FOD delivered the valedictory address and distributed certificates to the participants.