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Appointment

Brig PK GovilaBrig PK Govila has been appointed Director & Commandant, Proof & Experimental Establishment (PXE), Balasore, wef 23 May 2001. He obtained BE in Mechanical Engineering from BITS, Pilani and ME in Mechanical Engineering from University of Pune. Prior to this present appointment, he served at PXE, Balasore and later at the Institute of Armament Technology and Armament Research & Development Establishment, both at Pune. At ARDE, he was associated with the development of warheads for Pinaka MBRL system. He was instrumental in the successful development of PF warhead for Pinaka. He was Project Coordinator for the Remotely Delivered Minelet System (RDMS) and conducted user trials in December 2000. He was actively involved in coordination activities of the Task Force for 122 mm GRAD rocket and was instrumental in initiating a challenging project of Enhanced Range of 122 mm GRAD rocket HE. He was awARDEd the Chief of Army Staff Commendation Card twice during his tenure at PXE and ARDE. He was also awARDEd the DRDO Technology Award in 1995.

Higher Qualification Achieved

Shri K Ramajeyathilagam, Sci D, Naval Science & Technological Laboratory (NSTL), Visakhapatnam, has been awARDEd PhD for his thesis titled, Experimental and Numerical Investigations on the Response of Structural Elements to Underwater Explosion by the Indian Institute of Technology (lIT), Chennai.