INSTRUMENTATION SUPPORT TO USERS
The Proof and
Experimental Establishment (PXE), Balasore, provided burst time measuring equipment
support during the test of various VET Fuzes at PFFR, Lathi, Pokhran. A team comprising Lt
Col R Vohra, SI Shri MR Panigrahi and MR Singh, both TO 'A' successfully measured the
times to burst of all the fuzes under adverse conditions.
DEAL CELEBRATED ANNUAL DAY
Electronics Applications Laboratory (DEAL), Dehradun, celebrated the Annual Day on 23
February 2000. As a part of the celebration, various sports events and cultural programmes
were organized where staff, officers and their family members participated.
RCI CELEBRATED WOMEN'S DAY
Centre Imarat (RCI), Hyderabad, celebrated International Women's Day on 13 March 2000. Dr
Uma Rangan, Faculty, Department of Psychology, Osmania University, Hyderabad, was the
Chief Guest for the function. Mrs Azra Fatima, RCI, outlined salient features of the
International Women's Day celebration. Dr Uma Rangan spoke on women and their role in the
present social environment. Shri KV Ramana Sai, Sci G, Associate Director, RCI, spoke on
the importance of Women's Day and the vital role played by the women in all areas of work.
The other distinguished guests present on the occasion were: Smt Pavani, Secretary, Andhra
Mahila Sabha and Smt. Rita Dhall, Principal, RCI, Defence School, Hyderabad.
R&DE (Engrs) CONTRIBUTED TO
The Research & Development
Establishment (Engineers), (R&DE (Engrs)),
Pune, contributed in a big way by installing a portable 1,3,500 l/hr capacity water
filtration and sterilization plant for the devastating cyclone effected people of village
Gopiakud of ]Jagatsinghpur district of Orissa. The plant is complete With submersible
pumping set and a diesel engine and was a boon in the absence of electricity. The water is
sterilized by sodium hypochloride produced by electrolysis of common salt water. It is
then passed under pressure through a filter element and supplied directly or stored into
ARDE AWARDED 180-9001
The Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE),
Pune, was awARDEd ISO-9001 Certification in the field of armament technology, on 7 April
2000. Dr SK Salwan, Director, ARDE, received the Certificate from Shri Mario Rodrigues,
General Manager, TUV Suddetschland, India representative of TUV Management Services,
Germany. Shri PU Deshpande, CC R&D, DRDO HQrs, New Delhi, who was the Chief Guest for
the function, emphasised that the Certification should strengthen the resolve to deliver
better armament stores that are competitively priced globally so that the defence forces
can afford to procure them within their resources.