Air Marshal R K S Shera, AVSM, VSM, ADC, Air Officer Commanding in Chief, Maintenance Command, visited the Bangalore Complex of Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) today (November 29, 2019).
During the visit, BEL's Director (Bangalore Complex), Mr Vinay Kumar Katyal, briefed the Air Marshal about various strategic initiatives undertaken by BEL into newer areas of defence and non-defence (civil) business segments.
The Air Marshal visited the Electronic Warfare & Avionics (EW & A) and Missile Systems Strategic Business Units of BEL. He was given a presentation on upcoming projects and new weapon & Electronic Warfare Systems presently under design and development. He emphasized the need for self-reliance and in-house production capabilities. He appreciated BEL's contribution in LCA project, modern Electronic Warfare Systems and New Generation Missile Systems.
The Air Marshal applauded BEL's efforts towards mitigation of obsolescence challenges in legacy system, their focus on exploring new vistas of technologies and state-of-the-art infrastructure for building expertise in Quality Management System, Leadership and Technology domains.