BEL gets new Director (Other Units)
Mrs Shikha Gupta took charge as the new Director (Other Units) of Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) on December 1, 2019. She had served as the General Manager of BEL’s Strategic Planning Division, Satcom and Cellular Communication Systems SBU at BEL-Ghaziabad and Export Manufacturing SBU at BEL-Bangalore, before her elevation as Director.
Mrs Shikha Gupta has over 34 years of experience in Operations, R&D, Business Development, Sales and Life Cycle Support of many prestigious projects for the Defence and Paramilitary Forces. She was involved in the execution and maintenance of land-based, ship-borne, submarine-borne and airborne mega projects of the Army, Air Force and Navy across the length and breadth of the country, including tough terrains of Jammu & Kashmir and North East. She also piloted many indigenous and collaborative development projects. She has rich experience in hardware, software and system development.
Mrs Shikha Gupta joined BEL’s Ghaziabad Unit as Probationary Engineer on February 1, 1985, after graduating from the University of Allahabad in Electronics & Communication. She worked on the core design of Digital Radio modules, Network Management System and S Band Briefcase Terminal, as well as system design of Multiple Satcom networks, Radio networks and CDMA cellular networks. Two projects which she led won the Raksha Mantri’s Award for ‘Indigenous Development’.