Collaborative efforts of BEL and domestic start-ups will contribute to Aatmnirbharta in Defence Production

India’s Defence Secretary Shri Giridhar Aramane inaugurated ‘Abhigyaan’, the state-of-the-art auditorium at the Central Research Laboratory (CRL) of (Bharat Electronics Limited) BEL, a Defence Public Service Unit (DPSU) on January 10, 2024 in Ghaziabad, UP.

He termed the Abhigyan auditorium as an asset to the scientific community.  

Interacting with the scientists and engineers of BEL, the Defence Secretary lauded their efforts towards bolstering National Security while carrying forward the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat (Self-Reliant India).

He urged them to have more collaborations with the domestic start-ups and incubators with the aim to provide state-of-the-art technologies/products to the armed forces.

He emphasized that more initiatives should come from the scientists and engineers of BEL.

The Defence Secretary added that as efforts are being made towards jointness of the three Services, BEL can play an important role in ensuring that the equipment/systems are provided to the Armed Forces and Indian Coast Guard in an integrated manner.

Abhigyaan auditorium consists of excellent acoustics, smart interfaces, a large interactive data wall and three cameras with extensive features for live feed.

There are also two high resolution displays for simultaneous presentation and demonstration.

The auditorium has a seating capacity for 250 people and will be used for product demos, symposiums, hackathons, tech talks and lectures.

Chairman and Managing Director, BEL, Shri Bhanu Prakash Srivastava and other senior officials were also present on the occasion.


About Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)

Navratna Defence PSU BEL was established in 1954 under the Ministry of Defence, Government of India, with a farsighted vision to make the country self-reliant in Defence electronics.

Today, BEL is a multi-product, multi-technology, multi-Unit conglomerate which designs, manufactures and supplies state-of-the-art products and systems in a wide variety of fields including Radars, Missile Systems, Military Communications, Naval Systems, Electronic Warfare & Avionics, C4I Systems, Electro Optics, Tank Electronics & Gun/Weapon System Upgrades, and Electronic Fuzes in the Defence segment.

While, its non-Defence business segment includes areas such as Electronic Voting Machines, Homeland Security & Smart Cities, Satellite Integration & Space Electronics, Railways, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Software as a Service, Energy Storage Products, besides Composite Shelters & Masts.