Manoj Jain takes charge as Director (Research & Development) of BEL

The government has appointed Manoj Jain as Director (Research & Development) on the board of BEL (Bharat Electronics Ltd)

Manoj Jain takes charge as Director (Research & Development) of BEL

New Delhi: The government has appointed Manoj Jain as Director (Research & Development) on the board of BEL (Bharat Electronics Ltd), the defence PSU informed the bourses on Tuesday. Jain has also taken charge of the position on September 26. “… we wish to inform that Ministry of Defence, Government of India, vide its letter no. DDP-E0032/1/2021-D(BEL) dated 26.09.2022 appointed Shri Manoj Jain (DIN: 09479046) as Director (Research & Development) on the Board of BEL. In this regard, the Board of Directors appointed Shri Manoj Jain as Additional Director w.e.f. 26th September, 2022 vide its circular resolution passes on 27th September, 2022,” said a BSE filing.

Prior to Jain’s appointment, Vinay Kumar Katyal, Director (Bangalore Complex), had been holding additional charge of the post of Director (Research & Development).

BEL’s new Director (Research & Development)

Jain was General Manager of the Electronic Warfare & Avionics SBU at BEL’s Bangalore Complex prior to his elevation.

He joined BEL in August 1991 as probationary engineer after completing his BE (Electronics) from REC Jaipur (MNIT) with Gold medal. In an illustrious career spanning over three decades, he has made significant contributions to the field of Research & Development.

During his initial years in D&E at BEL’s Kotdwara Unit, Jain played a pivotal role in the development of Digital Multiplexers, Cross Connects, CDOT Exchanges and Military Switches. In 1999, he moved to BEL’s Central Research Laboratory in Bangalore and was engaged in the development of technologies for Defence Networks and Network & Bulk
Security Solutions. In the area of Radar, one of BEL’s core businesses, he was involved in the development of VeXT, Scan Converter and Display using FPGA.

He served as Chief Scientist of CRL-Bangalore from December 2017 to May 2019, overseeing technological developments in all technical areas. He took over as General Manager of BEL’s Product Development & Innovation Centre (PD&IC) in June 2019. During his two-year stint here, PD&IC developed many new products/sub-systems required for BEL, thus ensuring innovation and value addition, leading to self-reliance.

Jain took over as the General Manager and Head of the Electronic Warfare & Avionics SBU at BEL-Bangalore, in June 2021. Apart from overseeing all the business operations of the SBU, he provided the much-needed vision for this business vertical.

He has received various R&D awards, Key Contributor Awards, Raksha Mantri’s Award and SODET Awards. He has published many technical papers, applied for several patents and delivered talks to defence users and DRDOs.

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