State-owned Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and software provider, Tech Mahindra announced a partnership on Friday to design and build digital solutions for aerospace and defense applications.
The companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at DefExpo India 2020, Lucknow, to jointly develop solutions in the field of defence products and systems for the armed forces with the use of latest technologies in Aerospace and Defence (A&D) Engineering Services, 5G and cyber security.
Anandi Ramalingam, Director Marketing, Bharat Electronics, said, “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.”
Sujit Baksi, Head APAC Business and President Corporate Affairs, Tech Mahindra, said the collaboration would allow the companies to tap export opportunities.
“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.