A view of LRDE stall at Concord Conclave on R&DThe Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Mysore Zone in association with CMTI organised Concord Conclave on R&D during 18-20 April 2002 at Rajendra Kalamandir, Mysore. The Concord was organised in order to improve competitiveness of the industries and to draw expertise and technology available with public sector and R&D centres.

LRDE participated in the Concord Conclave on R&D by displaying the models of INDRA-PC, Rajendra-l, 3D-CAR, BFSR-SR on 19 April 2002 and ALH Radar sub-systems and Radar Antenna exported to PIT, Poland on 20 April 2002. A Workshop on Opportunities in Indian Defence was organised on 20 April 2002 at the Concord Conclave on R&D. Dr G M Cleetus, Director, LRDE, delivered keynote address and gave a presentation on the DRDO capabilities in radar development and available opportunities for industrial collaborative efforts.

R&DE (Engrs), Pune, participated in the exhibition and exhibited various combat engineering equipment, missile launchers, blow-ups and models. The main attraction of the stall was SARVATRA, BLT T- 72 and mine warfare equipment. Dr KV Srinivasan, Adviser, DSIR and Ministry of Science & Technology inaugurated the exhibition.

9th Integrated Foundation and Orientation Programme

One hundred and twelve Officers including thirty-seven lady officers of the 9th Integrated Foundation and Orientation (INFO) Programme passed out from the Institute of Armament Technology (IAT), Pune, on 15 May 2002 after completing four-week programme and were awARDEd the certificates. The officers have been appointed at various laboratories. While giving away the certificates the Chief Guest, Dr VK Aatre, SA to RM and DGR&D exhorted the officers to stay abreast of the latest developments in technology and stressed on inventive and innovative aspects of technology rather than its import and imitative aspects. Rear Admiral AK Handa, VSM, Director and Dean, IAT, delivered the welcome address. Prof GC Pant, Sci F and Wg Cdr NS Prasad were the Course Director and the Course Coordinator, respectively.

GTRE Receives ISO-9001

The Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE), Bangalore, has been certified as ISO-9001 Establishment by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance for Design and Development of Gas Turbine Engines for Aeronautical, Naval, and Field Applications.