BEL opens representative office in Vietnam

According to Business Standard, Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) today announced the inauguration of its first “representative office” in Vietnam, by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

‘BEL is fast expanding its global presence, putting its best foot forward to give a thrust to exports worldwide, especially South East Asian countries like Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Philippines,’ the company said in a release.

It said spotting a niche market in Vietnam, BEL hasnow set up its first representative office for addressing export business opportunities and to provide unstinted product support and services to users in the region.

This office will aim to promote BEL’sexports in areas such as weapon systems, radar systems, navalsystems, military communication systems, electronic warfaresystems, combat Management system and coastal surveillancesystem, it added.

Sitharaman today symbolically handed over the key of the representative office to Gowtama M V, Chairman & Managing Director, BEL, during the Vietnam-India Defence Industry Business Meeting at Hanoi.

P Harish, Ambassador of India to Vietnam, Dr Ajay Kumar, Secretary (Defence Production), and other senior officials of India and Vietnam Defence forces were present, it said.