September 2022

HAL-SIDM Indigenisation Conclave

Sanjay Jaju, Additional Secretary (DP), Ministry of Defence, GOI inaugurated HAL-Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) Indigenisation Conclave on ‘Make in India for Defence and Aerospace’ held in hybrid mode at HAL Management Academy campus in Bengaluru today.  Around 60 items to be indigenized were kept on display at the venue.

BEL Pays Rs 186.89 Crore Final Dividend

Dinesh Kumar Batra, Chairman & Managing Director (Additional Charge), of Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), along with Manoj Kumar, Executive Director (National Marketing), BEL, presented the 150 percent Final Dividend cheque of Rs 1,86,89,60,967/- (Rupees One Hundred Eighty-six Crores Eighty-Nine Lacs Sixty Thousand Nine Hundred Sixty-seven only), payable on the shares held by the President of India, to the Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh, at New Delhi on September 28, 2022.

Naval Group and IIT(Goa) Joins Hand


On 27 September 2022, Naval Group and the Indian Institute of Technology  Goa (IIT Goa) signed a collaboration agreement, in presence of the Indian  Ambassador H.E. Shri Jawed Ashraf and the Mayor of Brest, François  Cuillandre at Sea Tech Week®. The joint research to be conducted aims to  improve the analysis of data collected by underwater sensors, using neural  systems and Artificial Intelligence. 

Lt General Anil Chauhan (Retd) to be CDS

The Government has decided to appoint Lt General Anil Chauhan (Retired) PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM as the next Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) who shall also function as Secretary to Government of India, Department of Military Affairs with effect from the date of his assumption of charge and until further orders. In a career spanning over nearly 40 years, Lt Gen Anil Chauhan had held several command, staff and instrumental appointments and had extensive experience in counter-insurgency operations in Jammu & Kashmir and North-East India.

BEL wins SIDM Champion Award

Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has received the Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) Champion Award 2022 under the category of “Technology & Product Innovation for Large Companies”.

The defence minister Rajnath Singh today presented the award to Mr L Ramakrishnan, Chief Scientist of BEL’s Central Research Laboratory (CRL)-Bangalore and Dr Ramesh Chaveli, Principal Scientist (CRL-Bangalore) at the awards ceremony organised in New Delhi.