Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL)

Involved in developing weapons of mass destruction (WMD) or missiles used to deliver such weapon

Status:Medium Alert – Entities sanctioned in the past for Terror or Illicit activities / WMD related / Human rights violations.

Risk Level:unknown %

Manufactures electronics for sounding rockets and ground systems, and avionics packages for launch vehicles;

Reportedly supplied components for Iranian Navy sonar systems in 2001;

Identified under the Enhanced Proliferation Control Initiative (EPCI) by the U.S. Department of Commerce in June 1997 as an “entity of concern” involved in developing weapons of mass destruction or missiles used to deliver such weapons;

Identified by the British government in February 1998 as having procured goods and/or technology for weapons of mass destruction programs, in “addition to doing non-proliferation related business;”

Main areas of research and development include military radars, naval systems, military communication products, electronic warfare systems, telecommunication products, sound and vision broadcasting equipment and systems, opto electronic products, and electronic components;

Electronic products manufactured include defense communications, telecommunications, satellite communications, radars, sonars, sound and broadcasting, and opto-electronics;

Also Known As:
Baharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL)

Involved In:
Military Parts
Missile Weapon Program



Nagavara, Outer Ring Road, Bangalore – 560 045 (Corporate Office, International Marketing Office)


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Reason for the color:
» Sanctioned by the United States in November 1998 for being involved in nuclear or missile activities;
» Sanctions removed in October 2001;