Dr VK Aatre, SA to RM unveiled the new gate complex inaugural stone of Defence Research & Development Laboratory. (DRDL), Hyderabad, on 8 August 2003. Shri Vasudeva Murthy, Director, CCRS made a brief presentation highlighting the salient features of Access Control System. Dr Aatre unveiling the inaugural stone

Dr VK Aatre also inaugurated the Gigabit D-Net (DRDL Network) of DRDL. The video conferencing, IP telephony and D-Net features were also demonstrated. On this occasion, Dr Aatre sent the following greetings to all scientists, officers and staff  of DRDL through the E-mail facility on D-Net:

" I have just dedicated to the security complex the first of its kind in DRDO at DRDL. Being one of the premier laboratories of missile complex, it is appropriate that it should lead such applications. My congratulations to Director, scientists, officers and staff at DRDL. I do hope implementation of such state-of-the-art system will proliferate throughout DRDO. Good Luck, God Bless you?"

Higher Qualifications Achieved

Dr N Karuppaiah, Sci E, Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (VRDE), Ahmednagar, has been awARDEd PhD for his thesis entitled, Numerical and Experimental Studies on Ride and Handling Behaviour of a Light Passenger Vehicle by the Indian Institute of Technology , Chennai on 9 August 2003.

Shri Girish Chandra Joshi, TO B, Defence Institute of Physiology & Allied Sciences (DIPAS), Delhi, has been awARDEd PhD in Horticulture from Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur for his thesis entitled, Studies in the Regeneration of Amla (Emblica Officinalis Gaertn) by Budding.

Dr PS Bhadhury, Sci D, Defence Research & Development Establishment (DRDE), Gwalior, has been awARDEd PhD for his thesis entitled, Synthetic Studies on Organofluorine Compounds by Jiwaji University, Gwalior on 17 February 2003.

Shri Taware Rohidas Gopinath, TO A, High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL), Pune, has been awARDEd PhD for his thesis entitled, Studies on Biochemical and Endocrinological Aspects in Human Infertility by University of Pune on 21 May 2003.

Shri Pundalik Satish Madhukar, TO C, HEMRL, Pune, has been awARDEd PhD for his thesis entitled, Studies on Energetic Double Base Propellants by University of Pune on 25 March 2003.


Defence Bio-engineering & Electromedical Laboratory (DEBEL), Bangalore, was recently awARDEd the Outstanding Prize in the Ornamental GARDEn Category by the Mysore Horticultural Society during the Annual Independence Day National Horticultural Show. The prize was given away by Shri Kagodu Thimmappa, Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Government of Karnataka on 13 August 2003.