Dr. S. Christopher , Secretary , Dept. of Defence Research and Development and DG DRDO lighting the lamp along with  Dr. G Sateesh Reddy ,Scientific Advisor  to Raksha Mantri.
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Pune 30 May (UNI) : Defence Research and Development Organisation Directors’ Conclave 2016, an annual event of DRDO was inaugurated by Dr S. Christopher, Secretary Defence Research and Development and Director General DRDO on 29 May 2016 at Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Auditorium, Pashan, Pune. The annual event was organized by Armament Research and Development Establishment, (ARDE) Pune
The objective of the two-day conclave is to evolve innovative methods and procedures to synergize between DRDO Head Quarters, DG (Technology Clusters) and various DRDO laboratories across the country. The theme of the conclave is ‘Productive DRDO’ and is being attended by more than 110 top Officials of DRDO including Director Generals of various Technology Clusters, Chief Controllers ( Research and Development), Directors of DRDO Laboratories, Corporate Directors of DRDO head quarters and IFAs.
Shri P K Mehta, DG (ACE) welcomed the delegates, followed by the theme address by Dr. S Guruprasad, CC Research and Development (PC and SI). In his inaugural address, Dr S. Christopher, Secretary Defence Research and Development and Director General DRDO expressed the need of innovative mechanisms for better coordination between the Laboratories, DGs and Corporate headquarters to meet the 21 century challenges of Defence R&D for protecting IPR issues of DRDO. He also emphasized the paradigm shift for inclusive User-friendly and collaborative Defence Research and Development with Industry and Academia to ensure a ‘Productive DRDO’.
The two-day event will include deliberations on various issues of DRDO through six technical sessions each followed by a panel discussion. Few prominent topics are – Simplification of Corporate Procedures, Leveraging Industry, DPP-2106 opportunities for DRDO, Cyber Security and DRDO Knowledge Management. The conclave is scheduled to be concluded on 30 May 2016 with the award ceremony to young Scientists. UNI XR 16 45

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