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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

BEL contributes Rs. 1.36 Cr to Karnataka CM Flood Relief Fund

Bengaluru. The employees of Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) have contributed an amount of Rs. 1.36 Crores to the Karnataka Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for relief work in flood-hit areas of Karnataka.   Mr Gowtama M V, CMD, BEL, and Mr Shivakumaran K M, Director (HR), BEL, handed over the
Posted Date :  16-11-19

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GMs inaugurated of this year Quality Month celebrations

Bangalore: GMs of Corporate Office, Bangalore Complex and Product Innovation Centre pose for a photo with Mr Shrikanth Walgad, IAS, CVO, and other senior officers after the hoisting of the Quality Flag which marked the inauguration of this year’s Quality Month celebrations, at Corporate Office
Posted Date :  05-11-19

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BEL celebrates Rashtriya Ekta Diwas

New Delhi: Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) organised a variety of events at its Units/SBUs and offices to commemorate Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day).   Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day), observed on October 31st, not only commemorates the birth an
Posted Date :  01-11-19

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BEL pays Rs. 231.69 Cr Final Dividend to Govt of India

New Delhi: Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has paid a total dividend of 340% on its paid up capital to the Government of India for Financial Year 2018-19.    Mr M V Gowtama, Chairman & Managing Director, BEL, presented the 170% final dividend cheque for Rs. 231,69,20,8
Posted Date :  24-10-19

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BEL inks MoU with TEL for growth in the Ammunition Business

New Delhi: Navaratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics (BEL) has signed an MoU with Tamil Nadu Industrial Explosives Limited (TEL), a state-government undertaking of the Government of Tamil Nadu, for co-operation in the explosives segment where BEL is eyeing business growth, keeping in view its ongo
Posted Date :  16-10-19

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Raksha Mantri inaugurates Engineers Conclave of BEL

Bengaluru.The Raksha Mantri, Shri Rajnath Singh, today inaugurated the 7th edition of ‘Engineers Conclave’ (EC-2019), being organised by the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), in association with Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), from September 19-21, 2019, at
Posted Date :  20-09-19

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BEL wins State Export Award

New Delhi: Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has won the Karnataka State Export Excellence Award for the year 2016-17. The award was received by Mr Anil Pant, GM (International Marketing)/CO, and Mr H P Srinivas Rao, AGM (International Marketing)/CO, from Mr B S Yediyurappa, Hon
Posted Date :  17-09-19

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BEL Corporate Office celebrates Hindi Day

New Delhi: The need to promote Hindi as the language of science and technology was emphasised at the Hindi day function organised by the Corporate Office of Navaratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL).   Inaugurating the event, Mr Sanjeev Gupta, Scientist 'G', CAIR-DRDO, t
Posted Date :  17-09-19

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BEL wins order for Akash Missile Systems for Indian Air Force

New Delhi: Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has signed a contract with the Ministry of Defence, Government of India, today, September 13, 2019, for procurement of Seven Squadrons of Akash Missile System for the Indian Air Force.   This is a turnkey contract with spec
Posted Date :  14-09-19

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BEL wins ICC PSE Excellence Awards

Bengaluru, September 3, 2019: Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has won the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) PSE Excellence Awards for ‘R&D’, ‘Operational Performance’ and ‘Human Resources’.   Mr Gowtama M V, CMD, BEL, received the awards for BEL from Dr Ajay
Posted Date :  03-09-19

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BEL Registers a Turnover of Rs. 2042 Cr. in 1st Quarter

Bangalore: Electronics Limited (BEL) has achieved a Turnover of Rs. 2041.98 Crore, during the 1st quarter of FY 2019-20 over the Turnover of Rs. 2077.84 Cr recorded in the corresponding period of the previous year.   Profit Before Tax (PBT) during 1st quarter of FY 2019-20 stood at Rs. 2
Posted Date :  29-07-19

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BEL Celebrates International Yoga Day 2019

Bangalore: Today, at the crack of dawn, a sea of humanity converged at the Bangalore Complex of Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) as more than 2,000 people participated in a mass Yoga programme organised on the occasion of International Yoga Day.    Shri M. V. Gowtama, CMD, Directors, CVO, G
Posted Date :  21-06-19

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CMD BEL Met Minister

New Delhi: The CMD, Bharat Electronics Limited, Shri M. V. Gowtama meeting the Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge) and Defence, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, in New Delhi on June 19, 2019.
Posted Date :  19-06-19

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Shri Shivakumaran K M takes Charge as Director HR at BEL

Bangalore: Shri Shivakumaran K M took charge as Director (HR) at Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) on 11th June 2019. He was serving as GM (HR) at BEL’s Bangalore Complex before his elevation.    Shri Shivakumaran started his journey as an HR professional at Sujath
Posted Date :  13-06-19

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BEL Achieves Rs. 11789.22 Cr turnover in FY 2018-19

Bangalore: Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) achieved a turnover of Rs.11789.22 Crore (audited) for the ended F.Y. 2018-19 registering a growth of 16.90% over the turnover of Rs.10084.84 Crore achieved in the previous year.   The profit after tax (PAT) for the year en
Posted Date :  30-05-19

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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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