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Bharat Electronics Limited

Bharat Electronics Limited is an Indian state-owned aerospace and defence company with about nine factories, and several regional offices in India. It is owned by the Indian Government and primarily manufactures advanced electronic products for the Indian Armed Forces.

Guided by a farsighted vision to make the country self-reliant in Defence electronics, Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) was set up in Bangalore in 1954 by the Government of India under the Ministry of Defence (MoD). From a humble beginning, BEL has come a long way. It is now a Navratna PSU and India’s foremost Defence electronics company.

BEL is a multi-product, multi-technology, multi-Unit conglomerate boasting of over 350 products in the areas of Radars, Missile Systems, Military Communications, Naval Systems, Electronic Warfare & Avionics, C4I Systems, Electro Optics, Tank Electronics & Gun/Weapon System Upgrades, Solar Photovoltaic Systems, Electronic Components and civilian products. The gamut of products includes small components costing a few rupees to huge systems costing crores of rupees. With its expertise developed over the years, the company also provides turnkey systems solutions. While Defence continues to contribute to nearly 80 to 85% of its revenue, BEL has touched a chord with the common man through civilian products like solar traffic signals and Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). BEL’s reliable and tamper-proof EVMs have redefined voting in India, facilitating free and fair elections. BEL’s customers include the Army, Navy, Air Force, Paramilitary, Coast Guard, Police, Doordarshan, All India Radio, Department of Telecommunications and consumers of professional electronic components.

Research & Development has been one of BEL’s core strengths, helping it maintain it’s pre-eminence in Defence electronics. The Company has been spending about 8% of its turnover on R&D. BEL has extensive infrastructure — its manufacturing network is spread over 9 Units located across the country. BEL provides after sales support whenever and wherever required, irrespective of time or terrain. For instance, its support to the Defence forces during the Kargil operation was well appreciated.

Highlights of 2015-16

BEL registered a growth of 12% in 2015-16. The Company recorded a sales turnover of Rs. 7,522 crores in 2015-16 as compared to Rs. 6,695 crores in the previous year. The Profit Before Tax was Rs.1,809 crores for 2015-16 as against Rs 1,467 crores in 2014-15. The Profit After Tax was Rs.1,358 crores for 2015-16 as against Rs 1,167 crores in 2014-15. Exports registered a growth of 47% as the turnover increased from US $58 Million in 2014-15 to US $85 Million in 2015-16. The Turnover Per Employee was Rs.76.38 lakhs. The Value Added per Employee was Rs. 33.49 lakhs. BEL has an Order Book value of Rs.32,022 crores as on April 1, 2016. An important milestone of the year was the induction of the Akash Missile System into Indian Air Force and Indian Army.

Major Orders Executed

Some of the significant orders executed during 2015-16 include supply of Akash Weapon System (Indian Army & Indian Air Force), 3-D Tactical Control Radar (Army), Schilka Upgrade (Army), Passive Night Vision Devices (Army), Low Level Light Weight Radar (Air Force), Fire Control System (Navy), Integrated Sonar Suite (Navy), Ship Data Network (Navy), New Generation Sonars (Navy) and L Band Surveillance Radar for Export (Myanmar).

Business Initiatives

New Business Initiatives taken include laying the foundation stone for a new Defence Systems Integration Complex at Anantapur district to expand the Missile Systems business and another state-of-the-art Advanced Night Vision Products Factory at Nimmaluru village in Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh.

Make In India Initiatives

BEL has been doing it bit to promote the Government’s Make in India initiative. BEL is focusing more on core areas and R&D, even as all non-core areas are being outsourced to Indian industries including MSMEs. A long-term Outsourcing & Indigenisation Policy has been released. Nodal officers for outsourcing and vendor development have been nominated. Annually, around 800 new indigenous vendors are added.


Outlook For The Future

BEL will continue its indigenisation efforts in keeping with ‘Make in India’ initiative. Radars, Missile Systems, Communication & Network Centric Systems, Tank Electronics, Gun Upgrades, Electro-Optic Systems and Electronic Warfare & Avionics Systems to drive BEL’s growth. The Company is pursuing business opportunities in solar energy, homeland security, smart cards and telecom. Strategies and action plans are in place to face competition, maintain technological edge and retain leadership position in strategic electronics.  


  • Dun & Bradstreet ‘India’s Top 500 Companies’ Award 
  • Dun & Bradstreet India’s ‘Top PSU Award 2016’ in the ‘Manufacturing: Medium & Light Engineering Sector’ category
  • India Skill Award 
  • Karnataka State Export Excellence Award 
  • Excellence Award for Official Language Implementation 
  • Dainik Bhaskar India Pride Awards
  • Governance Now PSU Awards in the categories of Technology Adoption, Environmental Sustainability and Research & Development (Navratna) 
  • IEI Industry Excellence Award 
  • PSE Excellence Award
  • 3rd elets PSU Summit Award


Bharat Electronics Limited news

Shri Shrikant Walgad takes Charge as CVO in BEL

Bangalore: Shri Shrikant Walgad, an IAS officer of the Haryana Cadre, has taken charge as the Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) of Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL).    Shri Shrikant Walgad completed his BE in Electronics & Communications from the Karnataka Regional Engineering College (now
Posted Date :  25-04-19

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BEL CMD won Distinguished Engineer Award

New Delhi: Shri Gowtama M. V., Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL), has received the 'Distinguished Engineer Award' instituted by the Engineering Council of India.  Shri Gowtama received the award from Shri Anil Baijal, retired IAS officer and the 21st Lieutenant G
Posted Date :  19-04-19

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BEL Wins Jamnalal Bajaj Fair Business Practices Award

Mumbai: Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has won the 'Jamnalal Bajaj Award' for Fair Business Practices, instituted by the Council for Fair Business Practices, in the Manufacturing Enterprises – Large category.   Commander (Retd.) Sanjiv Bhende, AGM (Regional Office-Mumbai), BEL,
Posted Date :  19-04-19

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BEL Receives first Green Channel Certificate

Bangalore: Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has received the first Green Channel Status certificate from Directorate General Quality Assurance (DGQA) for supply of Spares for a particular Radar being manufactured by Military Radar Strategic Business Unit (SBU) of BEL’s Bangalore Complex.  
Posted Date :  20-03-19

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BHEL PSSR Celebrated International Women s day

Chennai: BHEL-Power Sector Southern Region (BHEL-PSSR), a BHEL's electric utility company in Chennai, celebrated International Women's day with full zeal yesterday on 8th Feb 2019. The theme of the Women's day celebration was 'Let's build a gender-balanced World'. 
Posted Date :  09-03-19

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BEL Presented SWAGAT to the Nation

Ahmedabad: Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), has presented 'SWAGAT', the Automatic Fare Collection Gating System jointly developed by BEL & Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), which is set to transform the lives of commuters.   Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi,
Posted Date :  05-03-19

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BEL Received Export Order for 33 Million USD

Bengaluru: Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) received export orders valued about USD 33 Million from Elbit Systems Electro-Optics Elop Ltd (ELOP), a subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd, Israel, on February 21, 2019, at Aero India 2019, Bengaluru, for the manufacture and supply of state-of-the-art next gen
Posted Date :  25-02-19

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BEL signed MoU with Elettronica SpA

Bengaluru: Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Elettronica SpA (ELT), Italy, has entered into an MoU for Joint Development, Commercialisation and Production of New Generation EW Surveillance Systems on 22th February 2019 at Aero India 2019, Bengaluru.   Mrs. Anandi Ramalingam, Director
Posted Date :  23-02-19

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BEL signed MoU with Bharat Forge

Bengaluru: Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Bharat Forge Limited (BFL) have entered into an MoU for strategic co-operation in the field of Defence and aerospace products/systems to jointly capitalise on the emerging opportunities in the domestic market, leveraging the policy initiatives of th
Posted Date :  23-02-19

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BEL Launched Atmospheric Water Generator at Aero India-2019 Show

Bengaluru: Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL), has unveiled its new product, the Atmospheric Water Generator (AWG), an innovative solution to meet the ever-increasing need for drinking water worldwide, on 21st February at 'Aero India 2019.'   General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff, i
Posted Date :  21-02-19

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CMD BEL won Business Leader of the Year Award

Bengaluru: Shri Gowtama M. V., Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL), has been conferred with the ‘Business Leader of the Year’ Award at the Aerospace & Defence Awards (2019) organised by 'International Aerospace media group' at Bengaluru today on 19 February 2019
Posted Date :  19-02-19

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BEL Conferred with Jury Spacial Award

Jaipur: Shri Ashish Kansal, Head of Corporate Communication, Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), conferred 'Jury Special Award' for customer initiatives communication 2019 organised by Public Relation Council of India (PRCI) on 15th February 2019 at Jaipur.   The Award was given
Posted Date :  16-02-19

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BEL to Showcase Wide-Ranging Capabilities at Aero India 2019

Bengaluru: Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) is participating in Asia’s premier, biennial air show and aviation exhibition, Aero India 2019, to be held from February 20 to 24, 2019, at the Yelahanka Air Force Station, Bengaluru. BEL will be showcasing its wide range of capabilities at its indoo
Posted Date :  13-02-19

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BEL Registered 20 Per-cent Growth in Top Line Upto Q3

Bangalore: In the nine-month period up to December 2018, Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) achieved a Net Turnover of Rs. 8,016.62 Crore, registering a growth of about 20% over the Net Turnover of Rs.6,578.59 Crore recorded in the corresponding period of the previous year.
Posted Date :  31-01-19

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Shri Vinay Kumar Katyal takes charge as Director of BEL

Bengaluru: Shri Vinay Kumar Katyal has assumed charge as Director of the Bangalore, Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) with effect from November 27, 2018. He was GM (Military Communication)/BEL-Bangalore before his elevation.   Shri Vinay Kumar Katyal joined BEL at its Panchkula Unit in June 1
Posted Date :  28-11-18

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BEML Paid Annual Dividend to the Defence Minister

Bangalore: BEML Limited, has paid the dividend of Rs.18.00 crores for the year 2017-18 to the Government of India. The Government of India holds 2.25 crore equity shares of Rs. 10/- each in BEML and accordingly entitled to the dividend of Rs. 18.00 crores @ Rs. 8.00 per share i.e., 80% on the eq
Posted Date :  28-11-18

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BEL won CII EXIM Bank Business Excellence Award

Bangalore: The Bangalore Complex of Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has won the twin honour of CII EXIM Bank Business Excellence Award-2018 and the Jury’s Commendation for Role Model Organisation.   This Award is the highest level of recognition in the CII-EXIM Bank Award for Business Exc
Posted Date :  22-11-18

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