From the Editor's Desk...

At the outset, let me thank you all for your enthusiastic response to this issue. As you may see from the Contents Page, 88 Award winning papers were uploaded through the SIRD portal for this year's Special Issue. This is the fourth consecutive year that we have been publishing the Founder's Day Special Issue in CD form. It has facilitated and speeded up the pre publication work along with substantial reduction in printing costs.

The online SIRD portal which was activated in May this year is fully operational now. Through this portal you may upload full length articles, Brief Communications, News & Events and Awards details for publication in the BARC Newsletter. Apart from this, you may also upload manuscripts to be published as BARC External and Internal Reports.

I take this opportunity to invite you all to contribute information on your R&D efforts for publication in the BARC Newsletter sooner rather than later.

I look forward to your continued cooperation.

Dr. K. Bhanumurthy
On behalf of the Editorial Committee