Bharat Elec­tron­ics, Te­jas Net­works Sign MoU

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Te­jas Net­works has signed a pact with Bharat Elec­tron­ics Lim­ited (BEL), the coun­try’s pub­lic sec­tor en­ter­prise which is the premier de­fence solution provider. The­mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing (MoU) will al­low BEL to use Te­jas’ op­ti­cal trans­mis­sion, ac­cess, and dataswitch­ing prod­ucts for do­mes­tic and ex­port mar­kets by jointly cap­i­tal­is­ing on the emerg­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties in de­fence com­mu­ni­ca­tion, strate­gic com­mu­ni­ca­tion, smart city, home­land se­cu­rity, metro and state net­work projects un­der the gov­ern­ment’s ‘Make-in-In­dia’ ini­tia­tive.

Te­jas Net­works has also re­ceived pur­chase or­ders worth over Rs 60 crore from BEL, to­wards sup­ply and ser­vices of its op­ti­cal and data net­work­ing equip­ment for var­i­ous projects won by the pub­lic sec­tor unit, which in­cludes the Ker­ala Fi­bre Op­tic Net­work, de­fence com­mu­ni­ca­tion net­works and Smart City projects. “Com­mu­ni­ca­tion tech­nol­ogy is be­com­ing a crit­i­cal part of de­fence sys­tems and hav­ing an indige­nous eco-sys­tem is im­por­tant to ad­dress our longterm strate­gic needs,” Bharat Elec­tron­ics Lim­ited Di­rec­tor (mar­ket­ing) Anandi Ra­ma­lingam said, adding that the com­pany was pleased to part­ner with Te­jas Net­works, In­dia’s lead­ing R&D-driven tele­com prod­ucts com­pany in the private sec­tor, and com­bine our com­ple­men­tary strengths to ad­dress emerg­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties in the de­fence, strate­gic and civil­ian sec­tor.

“BEL has proven ca­pa­bil­i­ties in de­liv­er­ing projects that re­quire com­plex elec­tronic sys­tem de­sign, en­gi­neer­ing and pro­duc­tion, while Te­jas is strong in R&D-led, high-tech­nol­ogy prod­uct devel­op­ment for op­ti­cal and data com­mu­ni­ca­tion. Work­ing to­gether, we ex­pect to cre­ate a strong indige­nous R&D-driven ecosys­tem, which will re­duce our de­pen­dence on for­eign tech­nol­ogy and boost high-value, indige­nous elec­tron­ics man­u­fac­tur­ing within the coun­try, in line with the Make in In­dia pro­gramme,” he said.

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