Defence PSU (Public Sector Undertaking) Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of digital transformation, IT and business re-engineering services and solutions, announced today a collaboration to design and build cutting edge Digital Solutions for Aerospace and Defense. They have 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 leveraging next generation technologies like Aerospace and Defence (A&D) Engineering Services, 5G and Cyber Security.
Anandi Ramalingam, Director Marketing, Bharat Electronics Limited, 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, “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.”
Mrs Anandi Ramalingam, Director (Marketing), BEL, and Mr Sujit, Baksi, Head APAC Business and President Corporate Affairs, Tech Mahindra, signed the MoU documents in the presence of Mr Gowtama M V, CMD, BEL.