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PERSONNEL NEWS

Deputations Abroad

GTRE, Bangalore

Dr ND Prabhakar, TO 'B', was deputed to Germany in connection with the inspection of 3coordinate measuring machine, during 8-15January 2000.

Shri G Devanand, Sci F, was deputed to Belgium and France in connection with coordinate measuring machine for Kaveri engine components, from 29January to 15 February 2000.

Shri K Radhakrishna, Sci E, was deputed to Belgium and UK in connection with process approval discussions and technology acquisition for Kaveri compressor for one week starting from 31 January 2000.

Shri SP Sureshkumar, Sci D, was deputed to Belgium for holding discussions on Kaveri engine gear-box for two weeks starting from 27January 2000.

INMAS, Delhi

Dr AK Datta, CC R&D, DRDO HQrs, New Delhi; Dr RV Swamy, Director, DRDE, Gwalior; and Dr T Lazar Mathew, Director, INMAS, Delhi; were deputed to Russia in connection with the implementation of research project on development of vaccines for protection against common infections and technology for detection of pathogens in the environment, from 26 January to 1 February 2000, under the Integrated Long Term Programme (ILTP) of Cooperation in Science and Technology between India and Russia.

sspl, Delhi

Dr DR Sagar, Sci F and Dr OP Thakur, Sci C, proceeded to Russia in connection with the study of dielectric materials at mm wave frequencies under the ILTP of Cooperation in Science and Technology between India and Russia.

Higher Qualification Achieved

Shri Antonio Davis, Sci D, Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE), Bangalore, has been awARDEd PhD for his thesis on A Comparative Study of Euler and Navier-Stokes Computations with Upward Schemes for 2-D and Axisymmetric Nozzles from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Correspondent Nominated

Dr Jharna Majumdar, Sci F, Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), Bangalore, has been nominated Correspondent of DRDO Newsletter.

Book Released
A book titled Reflections - Quips, Quotes and Antedotes compiled by Shri Harpal Singh, TO 'A', Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Science (INMAS), Delhi, was released by Dr VK Aatre, SA to RM, on National Science Day at the Laser Science and Technology Centre (LASTEC), Delhi. Dr Lazar Mathew, Director, INMAS, has written the foreword for the book. This book was the fourth collection of quotes by Shri Singh and is dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. Earlier, Shri Singh published three books titled, A Priceless Guide, A Precious Guide - Selected Quotable Quotes and Words Worth. Shri Singh has 15 scientific papers to his credit.