MOD, SODET, Defence PSUs & OFB
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Ministry of Defence

    The principal task of the Defence Ministry is to obtain policy directions of the Government on all defence and security related matters and convey the same to the Services Headquarters, Inter-Services Organisations, Production Establishments and Research and Development Organisations for implementation. It is also required to ensure effective implementation of the Government's policy directions and the execution of approved programs within the allocated resources. The Ministry of Defence comprises of four Departments viz., the Department of Defence (DOD), the Department of Defence Production (DDP), Department of Defence Research & Development (DDRD) and the Finance Division.

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Society of Defence Technologists (S.O.D.E.T)

    Society of Defence Technologists was established in the year 2001 with its members consisting of DPSUs, Ordnance Factories, DGQA, DGAQA and DOS to serve as a forum for promoting the common interests of the member organisations. It is a professional and non-profit organisation with a mission of ensuring self-reliant industrial support to the defence services in the country. It provides platform to the DPSUs and Ordinance Factories to interact and work towards strengthening the defence forces.

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Ordinance Factory Board:

    Indian Ordnance Factories under ORDNANCE FACTORIES BOARD (OFB) manufactures everything an army needs right down to tents, sleeping bags and clothing. Established in 1801 with first unit in Conspire to serve solely to the country's defence, OFB has now diversified in metallurgical, engineering, vehicles, opticals, textiles and leather garments. Today OFB along with its 39 factories spread over India provide:

    • A broad and versatile production base with multi-technology capabilities
    • State-of-the-art manufacturing facilities
    • Strict adherence to quality standard (all the units are ISO-9000 certified)
    • Original as well as adaptive research and development to make need-based refinement and modifications
    • Project engineering capability
    • Consultancy in setting up new projects in production of arms and ammunitions, solution marketing and also software required for defence purpose
    • Large reservoir of skilled and professionally qualified manpower and managerial personnel
    • A strong base for industrial training facilities
    • Ready market access due to convenient location

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Hindustan Aeronautics Limited:

    Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) came into existence on 1st October 1964. The Company was formed by the merger of Hindustan Aircraft Limited with Aeronautics India Limited and Aircraft Manufacturing Depot, Kanpur.

    The Company traces its roots to the pioneering efforts of an industrialist with extraordinary vision, the late Seth Walchand Hirachand, who set up Hindustan Aircraft Limited at Bangalore in association with the erstwhile princely State of Mysore in December 1940. The Government of India became a shareholder in March 1941 and took over the Management in 1942.

    Today, HAL has 16 Production Units and 9 Research and Design Centres in 7 locations in India. The Company has an impressive product track record - 12 types of aircraft manufactured with in-house R & D and 14 types produced under license. HAL has manufactured 3,550 aircraft (which includes 11 types designed indigenously), 3,600 engines and overhauled over 8,150 aircraft and 27,300 engines.

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Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited:

    THE UNIQUE SPECIAL METALS & ALLOYS PLANT OF INDIA, MISHRA DHATU NIGAM LIMITED (MIDHANI), located in the historic city of Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh State, is a Government of India Enterprise.

    It is a unique, modern and integrated metallurgical plant for manufacturing a wide range of special metals and alloys for meeting the critical requirement of strategic industries such as space, defence, power, aeronautical, automobile, electrical, telecommunications, petrochemicals, lamp and general engineering industries.

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Bharat Electronics Limited:

    Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) designs, develops and manufactures state-of-the-art products in the field of Radars, Defence Communications, Telecommunications, Sound and Vision Broadcasting, Opto-electronics, Solar Systems, IT products and Electronic components

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Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited:

Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited is India's top-of-the-line shipbuilder with an ISO 9001 accreditation. Our shipyard has seen the construction of vessels such as Warships (including 6,700 T Destroyers), Submarines, Cargo vessels, Tankers (up to 27,000 DWT), Tugs and Dredgers. We employ the latest techniques to construct ships for both defence and commercial purposes, and are fully equipped with CAD/CAM/CIM facilities.

Our supremacy in this field stems from the experience and expertise, of our well trained and skilled workforce along with the backing of a superb infrastructure set-up

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Hindustan Shipyard Limited:

    Hindustan Shipyard Limited is the largest public sector shipyard in the country and the first yard to obtain ISO 9001-2000 accreditation. Recently, the yard has obtained certificate of approval of ISO 9001-2008 Certification from IRQS on 09 Nov 2012. Since inception, the yard has delivered 169 vessels of various types and repaired over 1900 vessels.

    The yard has three slipways, a covered building dock, a wet basin and a dry dock along with necessary facilities required for shipbuilding, ship repairs and submarine repairs. Over a period of time the yard has been able to emerge as a one of the major players in the Indian maritime sector.

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Goa Shipyard Limited:

    Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) established in 1957 is today a leading shipyard on the West Coast of India, meeting the exacting requirement of varied customers in the field of design, development, construction, repair, modernisation, testing and commissioning of ships.

    With a humble beginning as a small barge building yard, GSL has grown in reputation as one of the most sophisticated ship builders in the country

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Bharat Earth Movers Limited:

    Bharat Earth Movers Limited is a premier ISO 9000 Company in India and the second largest manufacturer of earthmoving equipment in Asia. A three-decade-old multi-locational and multi-product company, BEML offers vital applications in diverse sectors of economy such as coal, mining, steel, cement, power, irrigation, construction, road building and railways. It has expanded its product range to cover high-quality hydraulics, heavy-duty diesel engines, welding robots and undertaking heavy fabrication jobs.

    A public sector undertaking, BEML commands 70% market share in the domestic earthmover industry. Nearly 40% of its equity has been divested to financial institutions and the public. BEML has its corporate headquarters and central marketing division in Bangalore.

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Bharat Dynamics Limited:

Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), the force behind peace, established in 1970 has been in the forefront to support Defence Forces with Weapon Systems to effectively defend the country against any evil designs of our adversaries.

Commencing with the production of guided missile systems for land forces, BDL is well on its way to become a supplier of guided weapons and allied systems to Air and Naval forces also. Expertise has also been created for cost-effective product upgrades and retrofits with enhanced lethality to impart a fresh lease of life to ageing equipment within core competence of BDL

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Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited:

The Company came into being in 1884 as a small factory on the Eastern Bank of the river Hooghly. It was renamed Garden Reach Workshop (GRW) in 1916. The Company was taken over by the Government of India on 1st April, 1960. The Company was put on a dynamic path of growth and diversification and to reflect its multi-farious activities in a true sense, the Company's name was changed to Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) on 1st January, 1977.

GRSE has gradually expanded and modernised to meet growing maritime needs- particularly those of the Indian Navy and Coast Guard. GRSE is among the leading shipyards in the country and the premier yard in the East. It builds a wide range of ships from modern Warships to sophisticated Commercial Vessels, from small Harbour Craft to fast and powerful Patrol Vessels. It is among the few shipyards in the world with its own Engineering and Engine Manufacturing divisions. Growing on its solid base of experience of over a 100 years of excellence, GRSE looks confidently ahead to the challenges of the new millennium

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