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The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) was formed in October 1964 with its Corporate Office at Bengluru. The company has 19 production division and 9 R & D Centres located in six States. It is largest public sector undertakings under the Department of Defence Production. HAL’s product range consists of aircrafts, helicopters, aero-engines, accessories and avionics. It has diversified into manufactures of structures for aerospace launch vehicles and satellites and industrial and marine gas turbine engines. HAL is a major partner for the space programmes of ISRO. It manufacturers structures and assemblies for the launch vehicles and satellites.

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) is the leading professional electronics company in the country engaged in the design, development and manufacture of sophisticated state-of-the-art electronic equipment/components for the use of defence services, paramilitary organisations and other infrastructure providers in the telecom sector. BEL has been accorded “NAVRATNA” status company in 2007. Based on the MoU performance, the company has been rated in the “Excellent” category continuously for the last 8 years by the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE). With its 9 production units and 31 manufacturing divisions spread across 7 states, the company focuses on Research and Development to generate business using the ‘state-of-the-art’ manufacturing and testing facilities.

The Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) was established in May 1964 and commenced operations from January 1965. BEML is the prime earth moving and costruction equipment manufacturer in the country and also produces ground supporting equipment for Armed Forces for movement of men and material. The company also manufactures railway coaches and wagons for Indian Railways and defence forces. Recently, BEML has diversified its business by successfully assembling state-of-the-art stainless metro coaches for Delhi Metro Corporation(DMRC) under technical collaboration with M/s Rotem of South Korea.

Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), was taken over by the Government of India on 1st April 1960. GRSE is among the leading shipyards in the country and the premium yard in the East. GRSE builds a wide range of ships ranging from sophisticated warships to ultra modern commercial vessels and from small harbour crafts to fast and poweful patrol vessels. India’s first ever tranker fleet too was built at GRSE. The latest on the list is new generation hovercraft.

Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) , the youngest and smallest of the Defence shipyards, has the privilege of having implemented the first successful enterprises planning system amongst the Defence Public Sector Undertakings. The product range of the Shipyard comprises of 105m Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessels (AOPV), 105m Naval Offshore Patrol Vessels (NOPV), 90m Offshore Patrol Vessels (90m OPV), Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV), 50m Fast Patrol Vessels (FPV), Mssile Boats (MB), Survey Vessels (SV), Extra Fast Attack Crafts (XFAC), Sails Training Ships(STS), Landing Craft Utility (LCU), Seaward Defence Boats (SDB), Torpedo Recovery Vessels (TRV), Passenger Vessels (PV), Tugs etc.

The Bharat Dyncamics Limited (BDL) was set up in 1970 for manufacture of guided missiles. It is amongest a few strategic industries in the public sector and possesses the capability to produce advanced Guided Missile Systems. Besides producing indigenously developed P-II missile systems, BDL is engaged in the production of Konkurs M and Invar (3UBK-20) missiles in collaboration with Rusia. BDL is working in close assocaition with DRDO for technology absorption/assimilation and extending support by providing missile sub systems/integrated missiles for conducting various trials of missiles like AKASH, NAG, Article K-15, AGNI VARIANTS (A1, A2 and A3).

Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited (MIDHANI) was incorporated as a Public Sector Undertakings in 1973 to achieve self-reliance in areas of Super alloys, Titanium alloys and Special Purpose steels required for strategic sectors like Aeronautics, Space, Armaments, Atomic Energy and Navy. Special products like Molybdenum coins and plates, Titanuium and Stainless Steel tubes, alloys for electrical and electronic applications like soft magnatic alloys controlled expansion alloys and Resistance alloys are also in the product range of MIDHANI.

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