Navratna Defence PSU, Bharat Electronics Ltd, displayed its solidarity with the Government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative and intent to partner with the private industry to achieve the goal of self-reliance by participating in the two-day Defence Industry Development Meet, which was inaugurated by Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, Hon’ble Raksha Mantri, at Kalaivanar Arangam in Chennai on January 18, 2018.
BEL also showcased its strengths and capabilities in the area of strategic electronics at an exhibition which was organised on the sidelines of the meet, which aimed at “Forging New Partnership With Industry For Defence Production”. Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, Hon’ble Raksha Mantri, visited the BEL stall at the exhibition on the first day and was briefed by Gowtama M V, CMD, BEL, about the components and subsystems BEL has successfully indigenised through the private industry.
BEL has been striving to achieve its cherished goals of self-reliance by supporting the Government’s initiative on Make in India. BEL recognises outsourcing as one of the strategic tools to achieve cost benefits and also complement the strengths of the private sector to build a strong industrial base.