Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) is today the largest engineering enterprise of India. BHEL was included on the list of Indian entities that were subjected to US sanctions announced after the May 1998 nuclear tests.

Its first plant was set up at Bhopal in 1956 under technical collaboration with M/s AEI, UK followed by three more major plants at Hardwar, Hyderabad and Tiruchirapalli with Russian and Czechoslovak assistance. These plants have been at the core of BHEL's efforts to grow and diversify and become India's leading engineering company. The company now has 14 manufacturing divisions, 8 service centres and 4 power sector regional centres, besides project sites spread all over India and abroad and also regional operations divisions in various state capitals in India. Power Sector occupies the most crucial place in the company's operations. The product range covers Turbines and Generators, Boilers, Mechanical and Electrical equipments, Instrumentation & Controls etc., required for Coal, Lignite, Gas, Nuclear and Hydel Power Stations.




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