Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) was established in the year 1970 to be a manufacturing base for guided weapon systems. Its coming into being reflects the visionary wisdom of the Nation to achieve self-reliance in the technological domain. Nurtured by a pool of talented engineers drawn from DRDO and aerospace industries, BDL began its journey by producing a 1st Generation Anti Tank Guided Missile-the French SS11B1. This product was a culmination of a Licence Agreement the Government of India entered into with Aerospatiale, France. BDL has three manufacturing units, located at Kanchanbagh, Hyderabad, A.P, Bhanur, Medak district, A.P and Visakhapatnam, A.P. Two New Units are planned at Ibrahimpatnam, Ranga Reddy district, A.P. and Amravathi, Maharashtra.