Doing Business with The Netherlands



Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)
116/2, Trade Centre,
Race Course Road 
Bangalore - 560 001
Tel:080 - 226 7322
Fax:080 - 225 8410

BEL was born to meet the growing needs of Indian Defence services for electronic systems. Since its incorporation in 1954, BEL has grown into a multi-product, multi-unit, multi-technology company. It designs, develops and manufactures state-of-the-art products in the field of radars, defence communications, telecommunications, sound and vision broadcasting, opto-electronics, solar systems, IT products and electronic components. Research and development is one of the key focus areas.

Over the years, BEL has diversified to meet the needs of civilian customers as well and has provided products and network solutions on turnkey basis to customers in India and abroad.

In 1990 Bharat Electronics Ltd. with Delft Instruments of the Netherlands set up a joint venture BE-Delft Electronics Ltd, in which Delft Instruments had a minority interest. This joint venture manufactured and repaired second generation image intensifier tubes for the use in night vision goggles, binoculars and weapon sights required by defence, security and police forces. These devices are used for night surveillance and observation.

With effect from July 30, 2002, minority interest of Delft Instruments was transferred to Bharat Electronics Ltd. BE-Delft Electronics Ltd has become a subsidiary of BEL. The name of the company has also been changed to BEL Optronic Devices Ltd from BE-Delft Electronics Ltd.

BEL has technological collaborations with a number of companies from all over the world. Thales Nederland is one of them.

Thales Ground Based Systems is one of the world's leading suppliers of integrated sensor based Fire Control Systems for (V)SHORAD application.

Thales Ground Based has an impressive track record of international cooperation via transfer of licences, and co-development and production. The production under license of FLYCATCHER by Bharat Electronics Limited of India goes back to 1985.
Thales Nederland B.V.
P.O. Box 42
7550 GD Hengelo (OV)
Tel:074 - 248 81 11
Fax:074 -242 59 36