Bharat Electronics Limited: Empowering India's armed forces
In 1948, the Government of India had announced a comprehensive industrial policy. The task of establishing a radar and electronics factory was deputed to the Ministry of Defence. Emanating from this authority, Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), was established in Bengaluru in 1954, with the help of CSF, France. From a humble beginning, BEL has traversed a long way. It is now a Navratna PSU and India's foremost defence electronics company.