Gowtama M V, Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL), has received the Distinguished Engineer Award instituted by the Engineering Council of India, that was established on April 4, 2002, as a Federation. Mr Gowtama received the award from Mr Anil Baijal, retired IAS officer and the 21st Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, at a ceremony held in New Delhi.
BEL is India’s foremost defence electronics company that was established in 1954. BEL is one of the most efficient defence PSU that is steadily increasing its portfolio in defence electronics. It has been the most trusted partner of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and spends 8% to 9% of its turnover on R&D.
BEL has continuously strengthened India's armed forces (Indian Navy, Indian Air Force as well as Indian Army) with many indigenous defence systems in the field of radars, communication systems, Electronic Warfare systems, weapon systems, night vision devices, etc.