Chandigarh: The City Beautiful:
SOMETHING GOOD COMETH OUT OF EVIL; thus goes the Biblical saying. This legendary proverb aptly describes the birth of the city of Chandigarh, which was conceived immediately after India‘s Independence in 1947. With the partition in the subcontinent, Lahore, the capital of undivided Punjab fell within Pakistan, leaving East Punjab without a Capital. It was decided to
build a new Capital city called Chandigarh about 240 kms. north of New Delhi on a gently sloping terrain with foothills of the Himalayas the Shivalik range of the North and two Seasonal rivulets flowing on its two sides approximately 7-8 kms apart. Chandigarh, the capital of the northern
Indian states of Punjab and Haryana, was designed by the Swiss-French modernist architect, Le Corbusier. The city is well connected by Volvo buses and trains to New Delhi. It also has an international airport with connectivity to other cities and many countries.
TBRL was established in 1961 as one of armament research laboratory, under the Department of Defence Research & Development with an aim to provide facilities for applied research and technology development in the fields of high explosives, detonics, shock & blast, lethality, impact & penetration and performance evaluation of warheads & other armament systems. The laboratory has the headquarter at Sector 30, Chandigarh and its technical area known as TBRL Ranges at village Ramgarh, District Panchkula, Haryana. TBRL Ranges are divided into a number of technical zones / trial areas which have been designed and spaced so as to allow
conduct of experimental trials independent of each other. Each technical zone has been equipped with highly specialized instruments and diagnostics facilities, which generate critical inputs for the design and development of warheads and other armament systems. The main feature of the trial areas is that the instruments are kept in the strong RCC bunkers and explosive or ammunition are detonated in the open. This gives flexibility in operation and permits explosion of high calibre warheads, ammunition and large explosive charges with adequate safety measures. Over the last 60 years the laboratory has evolved from a test and evaluation
centre to an institute with expertise and competence in technology development, simulation, design and development of different explosive devices and related systems for armament applications