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India Optel Limited (IOL): Advancing Opto-Electronics for National Security

Issue 4 - 2023

India Optel Limited (IOL) is a leading force in the realm of opto-electronics and vision devices, serving as a beacon of technological advancement and commitment to national security. IOL has carved a niche for itself as a trusted partner to India’s defence and paramilitary forces.

Becoming India Optel Limited (IOL)

In 2021, IOL emerged as a fully owned Government of India enterprise (DPSU) under the Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence.

Vision: To become a world-class enterprise in the Opto-Electronics and Communication business.

Mission: To establish itself as a leading manufacturer in Opto-electronics, Communication business, and other chosen areas through quality, technology, and innovation and emerge as a world-class sophisticated, State-of-the-art, global enterprise.


IOL has 03 production units: Opto-Electronics Factory Dehradun (OLF) focuses on the domain of opto-electronics systems designed specifically for Indian tanks; Ordnance Factory Dehradun (OF Dun), whose primary focus is on military optical instruments; and Ordnance Factory Chandigarh (OFCd) specialises in communication needs for India’s armed forces. Apart from its production units, IOL also oversees a training centre known as the Ordnance Factory Institute of Learning (OFIL). This institute is actively involved in providing training and education in the domains of optics and electronics.

Diverse Product Portfolio

IOL’s product range is as diverse as it is advanced, catering to the intricate needs of defence & security. Some of our key products include:

  • Infantry Weapon Sights (Day & Night (Passive & TI))
  • Surveillance Sights (HR- Bino, Passive Night Vision Equipment)
  • Communication Cables


IOL has vibrant and technically skilled workforce in the specialised field of optoelectronics for defence applications.

Commitment to Quality

Quality assurance is at the heart of IOL’s operations. We adhere to stringent quality standards, ensuring that every product bearing our name stands as a testament to excellence in manufacturing.

Innovation and R&D

Our commitment to innovation is unyielding. Collaborations with DRDO, IITs, and industry partners drive continuous advancements in technology. IOL is closely collaborating with academia and local industry to advance the mission of Atmanirbhar Bharat. In line with the Make-II scheme of Government of India, Product Sanction order with a potential value of around 270 crores have been issued to MSMEs.