List of Defence PSUs in India

At present there are 16 DPSUs in India. There were 9 Defence PSUs in India prior to 1.10.2021. After that 7 New DPSUs are added in the list of Defence PSU in India with effect from 1.10.2021.

These new 7 Public Sector Undertakings were previously functioning as 41 Ordnance factories under the control of OFB as government establishment, Department of Defence Production. Now after these are converted into DPSU, incorporated in the list of DPSUs in India.

The List of Defence PSUs in India


There are sixteen Central Public Sector Undertakings under the administrative control of the Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence.


Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), a Navratna Company, is the largest DPSU under the Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence, India. HAL has built up comprehensive skills in Design, Development, Manufacture, Maintenance and Upgrade of Fighter, Trainers, Helicopters, Transport Aircraft, Aero-Engines, Avionics, Systems and Accessories. HAL has 20 Production Divisions, 10 R&D Centres and one Facility Management Division spread across the Country. It has so far produced 17 types of aircraft from in-house R&D and 14 types under license.

HAL is currently manufacturing Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, Dornier Do-228 Light Transport Aircraft, Dhruv- Advanced Light Helicopter, Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) and Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) along with associated engines, avionics & accessories. Additionally, HAL has production line available for production of Su-30 MKI Aircraft, Hawk Advance Jet Trainer, Chetak and Cheetal Helicopters. HAL has been supporting the fleet of Indian Defence for over five decades. Currently, HAL is providing ROH for 12 types of aircraft/ helicopter and 14 types of engines. HAL has also diversified its business into Aerospace structure and Industrial Marine Gas Turbines.


BEL, a Navratna Company, established in 1954 under MoD has nine Units across India. BEL has core competencies in Defence sector in areas of Radars &Weapon Systems, Sonars, Communication, EWS, Electro-Optics and Tank Electronics. In Non-Defence sector, BEL’s product range includes EVMs, Tablet PCs, ICs, Hybrid Microcircuits, Semiconductor devices, solar cells etc.

R&D: BEL has set up R&D facilities in all nine Units to achieve self-reliance. BEL spends around 8% of its turnover on R&D.

BEL Optronic Devices Limited :

BEL Optronic Devices Limited (BELOP) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Bangalore, the premier Defence Electronics Company under the Ministry of Defence. BELOP is a single unit company located at Pune, and engaged in indigenous manufacture of strategic high performing image intensifier tubes. The details of the grant received by BELOP from the Government of India is given as under:


Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), a Mini Ratna Category-I Company was incorporated in the year 1970 under the Ministry of Defence. A pioneer in the manufacture of Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) in the country, BDL is now involved in manufacturing ATGMs of new generation, Surface-to-air weapon systems, strategic weapons, launchers, underwater weapons, decoys and test equipment. BDL is fully geared up to meet the demands of the Armed Forces by capacity augmentation of all Major projects including ATGMs and SAMs by establishing new units at Amravati, Maharashtra and Ibrahimpatnam, Ranga Reddy District, Telangana State.

BDL’s three Units at Kanchanbagh, Bhanur and Visakhapatnam have ISO 14001 Certification. BDL’s Production Divisions, Design & Engineering and Information Technology Divisions have obtained ISO 9001:2008 accreditation.


BEML, established in 1964, is a Mini-Ratna (Category-1) Public Sector Undertaking. The Company has nine manufacturing units located at Bengaluru, Kolar Gold Fields (KGF), Mysuru and Palakkad and subsidiary steel Foundry – Vignyan Industries Ltd, in Tarikere, Chikmagalur District and engaged in design, development, manufacturing, sales and after sales activities of a wide range of areas of Mining & Construction, Defence & Aerospace and Rail & Metro products. The Company’s International Business covers over 68 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The Company has a focused approach on in-house R&D, spending around 3.73% of its turnover towards R&D


MIDHANI, a Mini-Ratna company, was established in 1973 under the administrative control of Department of Defence Production & Supplies, Ministry of Defence to achieve self reliance in the Manufacture of a wide spectrum of critical and complex alloys like super alloys, titanium alloys, special steels & stainless steels, soft magnetic alloys etc in variety of mill forms using state-of-art production facilities. MIDHANI caters to the needs of Defence, space, aeronautics, nuclear power, electronics, tele-communications and many other strategic sectors of the country. MIDHANI has developed, manufactured and supplied more than 105 grades of high performance alloys in different shapes, sizes, forms towards programmes of national importance in the Defence, Space and Atomic Energy sectors.


Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) is the leading Shipyard amongst all Defence PSU Shipyards engaged in construction of Warships and Submarines. MDL is presently constructing Missile Destroyers, Stealth Frigates and Scorpene Submarines in order to achieve self-reliance in warship production for the Indian Navy.


Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), a Mini-Ratna Category-I Company is a profit making & dividend paying DPSU for the last 22 years. It has kept pace with India’s expanding maritime interests and is established as a leading Shipbuilding yard.


Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL), a Mini-Ratna Group-I status company, is capable of indigenously designing and building sophisticated high technology ships for Indian Defence Forces and other varied clients including export markets. New business development areas identified under diversification include construction of Hovercrafts for Indian Army. GSL prides itself in timely delivery of ships at ‘fixed cost’ and enjoys very strong execution skills.


HSL is the largest and a strategically located shipyard at Vishakhapatnam. The yard has built more than 174 vessels and repaired about 1940 vessels for Defence and Maritime Sector.


AWEIL headquartered at Kanpur has 8 factories located at Kanpur, Cossipore, Jabalpur, Korwa, Tiruchirappalli and Ishapur is engaged in the business of manufacturing weapons and equipment of both small and large caliber.


GIL headquartered at Kanpur has 1 factory located in Kanpur is engaged in the business of manufacturing parachutes including Brake Parachutes for Fighter Aircrafts etc.


TCL headquartered at Kanpur has 4 factories located at Kanpur, Shahjahanpur, Avadi and Hazratpur is engaged in the business of manufacturing troop comfort items like Uniforms, ECC, tents etc.

13.Armoured Vehicles Nigam Limited (AVNL):

AVNL with its headquarter at Avadi, Chennai has 5 factories located at Avadi, Chennai, Yeddumailaram, Jabalpur and Ambernath is engaged in the business of manufacturing of Armoured Vehicle, B Vehicles etc.

14.Munitions India Limited (MIL):

MIL with its headquarter at Pune has 12 factories located at Khadki, Aruvankadu, Tiruchirappalli, Bhandara, Bolangir, Chandrapur, Dehu Road, Khamaria, Nalanda and Varangaon is engaged in the business of manufacturing ammunition of all calibers and military, commercial and industrial explosives of various kinds.

15.Yantra India Limited (YIL):

YIL with its headquarter at Nagpur has 8 factories located at Ambajhari, Ambarnath, Bhusawal, Dum Dum, Katni, Muradnagar, Ishapore and Jabalpur is engaged in the business of manufacturing Military Grade components and Ancillary products of Ferrous and Non Ferrous type etc.

16.India Optel Limited (IOL):

IOL with its headquarter at Dehradun has 3 factories located at Dehradun and Chandigarh is engaged in the business of manufacturing optoelectronic items like Tank Sights, Small Arms Sights, Hand held Optical Device etc.

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