Bharat Electronics Limited

Company Overview of Bharat Electronics Limited

Type: Public Sector Undertaking
Year of Establishment: 1954
Industries: Electronics Components
Company Size: 9850 Employees
Headquarters: Bangalore, Karnataka
Management Info: Chairman and MD: M V Gowtama
Turnover (As on 1st August 2023): Rs Rs 3446.69 Crore

About Bharat Electronics Limited

Bharat Electronics Limited is a Navratna PSU (under the Ministry of Defence, Government of India) established in the year 1954.

BEL is engaged in the business of Defence Electronics for the Indian Armed Forces.

A R&D / Technology driven Company, it has about nine factories and several regional offices in India. It has strategic alliances with global OEMs (Elbit, IAI, Thales, SAAB) for joint development / co-production.

Its three subsidiaries/JVs are:

  • BEL Optronics Devices Ltd – Night Vision, Image Intensifier tubes
  • GE BE Pvt Ltd – Medical Electronics Parts, X-Ray Tubes
  • BEL Thales Systems Ltd – Civil ATM and select Defence Radars

Research & Development (R&D) 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.

It has been ranked 74th among top 100 Companies Worldwide in Defence Revenue.

Product Range

BEL is a multi-product, multi-technology, multi-unit conglomerate boasting of over 350 products in the areas of:
1. Radar & Weapon systems
2. Communication
3. Electronic Warfare
4. Network Centric Systems
5. Anti submarine Warfare
6. Electro-Optics
7. Tank Electronics
8. Civilian Products
BEL also has a dedicated business unit & marketing group for exports.
Major products exported: Coastal Surveillance System, Hull Mounted Sonar, L Band Radar,
Comm. System, EVMs, Radar, Finger Printing System, IFF, Radar, Warning Receiver
Major countries: USA, UK, Russia, Italy, Myanmar, Brazil, Germany, France, Israel, Indonesia, Honduras, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa


The customers of BEL comprise members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, paramilitary, Coast Guard (India, Seychelles, Maldives, Sri Lanka), DRDO, OFBs, various DPSUs, Police, Doordarshan, All India Radio, Department of Telecommunications and consumers of professional electronic components

Business Highlights in Defence Sector:

Following are some of the major orders that has been given and executed by BEL for the three defence services:

  • Provided combined day sight for OFB Arjun MBT (Army)
  • Hull Mounted Sonar NG and Ship Data Network (Navy)
  • Modular Combat Management System
  • Passive Night Vision Devices (Army)
  • Low Level Light Weight Radar (Army)
  • Shipborne EW System (Sanket)
  • Tactical Control Radar (Army)
  • Missile Warning System (Air Force)
  • Weapon Locating Radar (Army)
  • Participated in L70 Gun Upgrade (Army)
  • Coastal surveillance systems (Navy, Coast gaurd)
  • Electronic Warfare Suites (Air Force)
  • Communication Sets (Army)
  • 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)
  • Assembling and building one satellite for ISRO
  • Various ships of Indian Navy and Coast Guard fitted with BEL equipments
  • In Sep 2019, it was awarded a follow on contract for procurement of Seven Squadrons of Akash Missile System for Indian Air Force.
  • Avionics package for light combat aircraft, smart city business, and electronic warfare systems and spares/services are expected to be the major orders in the pipeline this year.

Contact Details

Outer Ring Road, Nagavara
Bangalore – 560045
Tele No.: +91- 80-25039300
18004250433 (Toll Free)
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