Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL)

Also Known As: 

Baharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL)

Weapon Program: 

  • Military
  • Missile

Exporting Country: 



Nagavara, Outer Ring Road, Bangalore - 560 045 (Corporate Office, International Marketing Office)




011 23322058


Supplier Web Site:
Reportedly supplied components for Iranian Navy sonar systems in 2001; sanctioned by the United States in November 1998 for being "involved in nuclear or missile activities;" sanctions removed in October 2001; identified under the Enhanced Proliferation Control Initiative (EPCI) by the U.S. Department of Commerce in June 1997 as an "entity of concern" involved in developing weapons of mass destruction or missiles used to deliver such weapons; identified by the British government in February 1998 as having procured goods and/or technology for weapons of mass destruction programs, in "addition to doing non-proliferation related business;" manufactures electronics for sounding rockets and ground systems, and avionics packages for launch vehicles;

Main areas of research and development include military radars, naval systems, military communication products, electronic warfare systems, telecommunication products, sound and vision broadcasting equipment and systems, opto electronic products, and electronic components; electronic products manufactured include defense communications, telecommunications, satellite communications, radars, sonars, sound and broadcasting, and opto-electronics; in September 2002, established a research center for the development of embedded software used in radar and electronic warfare equipment for the Indian armed forces; defense communication and other electronic products exported to numerous countries including Algeria, Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Malaysia, Oman, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and Zambia; functions under the administrative control of the Indian Ministry of Defense Department of Defense Production; established in 1954.

Date Entered: 

December 16, 2004

Date Last Modified: 

December 16, 2004