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Written by Anand   
Wednesday, 08 April 2009

Ranchi : Shri G.Madhavan Nair, Padma Vibhushan Chairman ISRO,Chairman Space Commission & Secretary Department of Space,Government of India, was on his maiden visit to Heavy Engineering Corporation on 30th March 2009.  He spoke about the fruitful cooperation between ISRO and HEC Ltd to achieve significant milestones of the Indian Space Programme.

Due to  its association with the space programme, HEC Ltd is now capable of meeting the challenges in terms of adopting advanced technologies or handling complex manufacturing jobs.

Shri G Madhavan Nair was taken around all the three Plants of the CorporationShri G Madhavan Nair was taken around all the three Plants of the Corporation viz; Heavy Machine Building Plant, Foundry Forge Plant & Heavy Machine Tools Plant accompanied by Shri.GK Pillai,CMD,Directors and senior officials of the Corporation. In the concluding session of his visit, impressed with the unique facilities and infrastructure available at HEC, he addressed the team of HEC's top officials and assured that the facilities and infrastructure of HEC will be well utilized for the forthcoming Projects of ISRO.

The Department of Space (DOS) has established linkages with large scale industries like HEC Ltd, Ranchi, through procurement contracts, know-how transfers and provision of technical consultancy. 

During his visit Shri G.K.Pillai, CMD, HEC Ltd Ranchi extended warm welcome to Shri G Madhavan Nair on his arrival. Shri G Madhavan Nair was introduced to the top management of HEC. A brief presentation with special reference to HEC’s contribution and its potentials to Space Sector was given on this occasion. 

Mr Madhavan Nair is a leading technologist in the field of Rocket Systems.He has made significant contributions to the development of multistage Satellite Launch Vehicles for the Indian space programme and has received several prestigious awards, for his outstanding achievements.

In a little more than half a century of its existence as an independent country, India has an impressive array of achievements in the scientific and technological fields specially in the arena of space. During the formative decade of 1960s, space research was conducted by India mainly with the help of sounding rockets. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) was formed in 1969.

Space research activities were provided an additional fillip with the formation of the Space Commission and the Department of Space by the Government of India in 1972 and, ISRO was brought under the Department of Space. An elaborate launch infrastructure exists at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota Island on the east coast of India, about 100 kms from Chennai.Sriharikota also houses a host of machinery developed inside the country.HEC Ltd, Ranchi has been a key component supplier to it particularly in the launching pad and vehicle assembly areas.

 
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