The Hon'ble Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, today inaugurated the first Representative Office of Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) in Vietnam.
Nirmala Sitharaman handed over the symbolic key of the Representative Office of BEL at Vietnam (VIRO) to Mr Gowtama M V, Chairman & Managing Director, BEL, during the Vietnam-India Defence Industry Business Meeting held at Hotel Melia, Hanoi, today, in the presence of His Excellency Mr P Harish, Ambassador of India to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Dr Ajay Kumar, Secretary (Defence Production), and other senior officials of India and Vietnam Defence forces. VIRO is located in close proximity to the Embassy of India, Vietnam, on the 10th Floor of TNR Tower, Hanoi.
BEL, India's leading Defence electronics company, is fast expanding its global presence, putting its best foot forward to give a thrust to exports worldwide, especially South East Asian countries such as the Republic of Union of Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Philippines. Spotting a niche market in Vietnam, BEL has now set up its first Representative Office at Vietnam for addressing export business opportunities and to provide unstinted product support and services to users in the region. The Representative Office will aim to promote BEL's exports in areas such as Weapon Systems, Radar Systems, Naval Systems, Military Communication Systems, Electronic Warfare Systems, Combat Management System and Coastal Surveillance System.