Antony gives Defence Minister's Awards for Excellence for 2006-07

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New Delhi, Nov 7 (UNI) Defence Minister A K Antony today presented the Defence Minister's Awards for Excellence for 2006-07 to Ordnance Factories and Defence Public Sector Undertakings.

Recipients for Institutional Awards : a. Excellence in Performance: Bharat Electronics Ltd., Bangalore.

b. Best Performance in Exports: Bharat Earth Movers Ltd., Bangalore Division/Factory/Shipyard Awards : a. Best Performing Division of DPSUs: Transport Aircraft Division, HAL, Kanpur b. Best Performing Factory of OFB: Ordnance Factory, Ambajhari, Nagpur c. Best Performing Shipyard: Goa Shipyard Limited, Goa Group/Individual Awards : Import Substitution : Team comprising S K Kar, R K Bhaumik and Sagar Gupta of Deck Machinery, Taratala Unit of Garden Reach Shipbuilders&Engineers Ltd. Kolkata (Deck Machinery HTS Group) for development of a 'Common Helicopter Traversing System (CHTS)' for handling ALH and SEAKING Helicopter.

Design Effort : a. Vinay Prakash Mathur, AGM Design of Transport Aircraft Research&Design Centre, HAL, Kanpur for development of Maritime Reconnaissance and Intelligence Warfare aircraft on Dornier 228 platform of Indian Navy.

b. Team comprising R Choudhary, S S Bhat, Ashok Chourasia, Somnath Sarkar, Shrikrishna Kamat and Mahesh G Malkarnekar of Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL), Goa for design and construction of Offshore Patrol Vessel.

Innovation : a. Team of Mishra Dhatu Nigam Ltd., (MIDHANI), Hyderabad comprising M V Raghavaiah, D N Bhatia, YVH Rao, K R Acharya, D Achutaram, S N Prasad and K Ramakrishnan for development and manufacture of modified 9 Cr 1 Mo, components for prototype fast breeder reactor.

b. Team of Garden Reach Shipbuilders&Engineers Ltd Kolkata (Bailey Bridge Design Cell) comprising Somnath Bandyopadhyay, Suken Kumar Chatterjee and Swapan Kumar Basu for design and manufacture of double lane bridge with increased carriage way and capacity to withstand the vehicular load upto IRC class 70R.

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