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The Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) and Advanced Systems Dr Narayanan presenting a momento to Prof CNR RaoIntegration & Evaluation Organisation (ASIEO), Bangalore, observed their Foundation Day on 5 January 2001. Prof CNR Rao, Honorary President, Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore and Fellow of the Royal Society , was the Chief Guest and delivered the Foundation Day Lecture. Vice Admiral Madanjit Singh, AVSM, Director General Defence Planning Staff delivered the keynote address.

Dr KG Narayanan, Distinguished Scientist and Director, ADE/ASIEO, congratulated his colleagues associated with the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) programme and felicitated various team leaders for the successful test flight of LCA. On this occasion, various teams and individuals received awards for their outstanding contributions in successful projects at ADE/ASIEO. A thematic exhibition on Flight Controls, Navigation and Guidance: Present and Future was organized which was inaugurated by Vice Admiral Madanjit Singh. Release of the first issue of the in-housejournal, Quality Focus was also a highlight of the celebration.