BEL Signs MoU with Globals for Cyberwarfare & Cyber Defence Systems

Aero India, Aero India 2023
Manoj Jain, Director (R&D), BEL, and Suhas Gopinath, CEO, Globals ITES Private Ltd, exchanging the MoU document signed between BEL and Globals ITES Private Ltd

Bengaluru: At Aero India 2023, the biennial air show and aviation exhibition being held at Yelahanka Air Force Station, Bengaluru, Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) signed an MoU with Globals ITES Private Ltd for co-operation in technology development, co-creation and co-innovation, joint marketing and sales, in the fields of cyberwarfare and cyber defence systems.

The MoU aims at leveraging the complementary strengths and capabilities of BEL and Globals. The two parties shall work in close co-ordination, providing all the key assistance to each other for R&D as well as Joint Go to Market for Cyber Security Solutions.

“This partnership with BEL comes at a crucial time when there is an exponential rise in cyber attacks globally, and as a corollary, a huge demand to protect both critical and non-critical infrastructure from cyber-attacks,” said Bhanu Prakash Srivastava, Director (Other Units), & Additional Charge, Chairman & Managing Director & Director (Marketing).

BEL and Globals will jointly create sector-specific Cyber Security Solutions, Integrated Threat Management Systems, modern Security Operations Centres (SOC), and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven Cyber Defence Systems.

Globals is a recognised Indian company offering cyber security solutions and enterprise software solutions for Government, Defence, e-Commerce, education, SMEs, manufacturing and travel industries.

Globals offers solutions in the areas of Cybersecurity, Cyberwarfare Systems, ERP and Business Process Management Suites on Low Code, No Code Platform, Education Management Systems, Enterprise Mobile Applications, Enterprise Cloud Applications, DevOps and DevSecOps Services. Globals has a strong expertise in AI-based Cybersecurity and Cyber Defence Systems, and has established its own state-of-the-art Zero Day Lab for Network Devices. The company has been a consultant to organisations spanning from Fortune 500 companies to MSMEs.

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) established in 1954 under the Ministry of Defence, GoI, today, is a multi-product, multi-technology, multi-Unit conglomerate which designs, manufactures and supplies state-of-the-art products and systems in a wide variety of fields including Radars, Missile Systems, Military Communications, Naval Systems, Electronic Warfare & Avionics, C4I Systems, Electro Optics, Tank Electronics & Gun/Weapon System Upgrades, and Electronic Fuzes in the Defence segment.

BEL’s non-Defence business segment includes areas such as Electronic Voting Machines, Homeland Security & Smart Cities, Satellite Integration & Space Electronics, Railways, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Software as a Service, Energy Storage Products, besides Composite Shelters & Masts.

BEL is fast expanding its global presence, putting its best foot forward to give a thrust to exports worldwide. All-out efforts are being made to tap new markets across the globe, including the Indian Ocean Region and friendly foreign countries. BEL has been putting in efforts to engage in collaborative R&D in addition to augmenting its own R&D set up. Its recent attempts to outsource work to Indian private industries and MSMEs, or the path breaking decision to go in for Public-Private partnerships to execute turnkey projects, BEL is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that it is in sync with the Government’s larger goal of indigenisation and self-reliance.