- The duo will be designing and building cutting edge digital solutions for aerospace and defence
- BEL’s customers include the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Paramilitary Force, Police, state government departments
Bharat Electronics and Tech Mahindra have announced a collaboration between the duo. The duo will be developing solutions for the armed forces leveraging next generation digital technologies like aerospace and defence engineering services, 5G and cyber security. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed at the DefExpo India 2020, Lucknow.
“The MoU will enable BEL and Tech Mahindra to make joint efforts to seize the opportunities available in the domestic markets on back of the policy initiatives of the Indian Government such as Make-in-India. It will further support in tapping into global markets for export of defence products produced by the individual companies or jointly developed and produced by the two companies, leveraging on the Export Promotion Policy of the Ministry of Defence, Government of India,” said Anandi Ramalingam, director marketing, Bharat Electronics Limited.
Digital solutions for aerospace and defence
The duo will be designing and building cutting edge digital solutions for aerospace and defence. BEL’s customers include the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Paramilitary Force, Police, state government departments among others.
“Tech Mahindra’s collaboration with Bharat Electronics extends our vision of supporting government’s ‘make in India’ initiative to enhance our indigenous capabilities and build a robust 5 Trillion Dollar Indian economy. It is also in line with our TechMNxt charter that focuses on leveraging new generation technologies to deliver an enhanced experience to our customers. With Tech Mahindra’s global footprint, this collaboration will not only provide cutting edge design solutions to the Indian Armed forces, but also help in tapping export opportunities,” stated Sujit Baksi, head, APAC Business and president corporate affairs, Tech Mahindra.
Anandi Ramalingam, director (Marketing), BEL, and Sujit Baksi, head APAC business and president corporate affairs, Tech Mahindra, signed the MoU documents in the presence of Gowtama M V, CMD, BEL. Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) was set up in Bengaluru 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.
Tech Mahindra is a part of the $ 21 billion Mahindra Group that employs more than 200,000 people in over 100 countries. The group operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, after-market, information technology and vacation ownership.