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Tejas Networks Enters into Strategic Partnership with Bharat Electronics Limited

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Tejas Networks Enters into Strategic Partnership with Bharat Electronics Limited

CEO Insights team

Tejas Networks announces the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), India's premier defence solution provider. The MoU envisages strategic cooperation, covering the use of Tejas' optical transmission, access and data-switching products for domestic & export markets by jointly capitalizing on the emerging opportunities in defense communication, strategic communication, smart city, homeland security, metro and state network projects under the 'Make-in-India' program. Tejas Networks has recently received purchase orders totaling over Rs.60 crore from BEL, towards supply and services of its optical and data networking equipment for various projects won by BEL, which includes the Kerala Fibre Optic Network, defense communication networks and smart city projects.

Tejas’ products utilize programmable, software-defined hardware architecture with a common software code-base that delivers seamless upgrades of new features and technology standards. While, BEL has expertise in the design, development, engineering and manufacture of Radar & Weapon Systems, NCS and Communications systems, Electronic Warfare & Avionics, Naval Systems, Electro-optics products, Tank Electronics & Gun Systems, Satcom Systems, Homeland Security & Smart City solutions, Strategic Components and selected Civilian products like Weather Radars, EVM, Traffic systems, and Solar products. Thus, this partnership is a prophecy for innovative advancements in the projects under the 'Make-in-India' program.

Communication technology is becoming a critical part of defence systems and having an indigenous eco-system is important to address our long-term strategic needs



Commenting on this partnership, Anandi Ramalingam, Director (Marketing) at Bharat Electronics Limited, says, “Communication technology is becoming a critical part of defence systems and having an indigenous eco-system is important to address our long-term strategic needs. We are pleased to partner with Tejas Networks, India's leading R&D-driven telecom products company in the private sector, and combine our complementary strengths to address emerging opportunities in the defense, strategic and civilian sector. BEL has proven capabilities in delivering projects that require complex electronic system design, engineering and production, while Tejas is strong in R&D-led, high-technology product development for optical and data communication. Working together, we expect to create a strong indigenous R&D-driven eco-system, which will reduce our dependence on foreign technology and boost high-value, indigenous electronics manufacturing within the country, in line with the Make in India program”.

"We are excited to enter into a strategic partnership with BEL, India's flagship defense electronics company with an outstanding track record of execution and deep understanding of complex defense systems as well as strategic and civilian projects. This partnership will enable us to offer our state-of-the-art optical transmission, access and data-switching products for turnkey projects in India and internationally. It will also diversify our customer base across a wider set of networking applications and domains," concludes Sanjay Nayak, Managing Director & CEO, Tejas Networks.

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