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DRDO Directors’ Conclave 2016 begins in Pune

India Blooms News Service | | 29 May 2016, 09:35 pm
New Delhi, May 29 (IBNS) The DRDO Directors’ Conclave 2016, an annual event of DRDO was inaugurated by Secretary Defence R&D and Director General DRDO S Christopher on Sunday at Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Auditorium, Pashan, Pune.

The objective of the two-day conclave, organized by ARDE, Pune, with the theme ‘Productive DRDO’ is to evolve innovative methods and procedures to synergize between DRDO Head Quarters, DG (Technology Clusters) and various DRDO laboratories across the country.

In his inaugural address, Dr S. Christopher expressed the need of innovative mechanisms for better coordination between the Laboratories, DGs and Corporate headquarters to meet the 21st century challenges of Defence R&D for protecting IPR issues of DRDO.

He also emphasized the paradigm shift for inclusive User-friendly & collaborative Defence R&D with Industry & Academia to ensure a ‘Productive DRDO’.

Earlier,  PK Mehta, DG (ACE) welcomed the delegates, followed by the theme address by Dr S Guruprasad, CC R&D (PC & SI). It is being attended by over 110 top Officials of DRDO including Directors General of various Technology Clusters, Chief Controllers (R&D), Directors of DRDO Laboratories, Corporate Directors of DRDO headquarters and IFAs, read a government statement.

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