EDGE Group said it key entity Gradeone has been appointed as an official channel partner of India’s Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) in the UAE market.
A defence trading specialist, Gradeone is involved in manufacturing of non-lethal pyrotechnics, ammunition, defence-related components and packing solutions
BDL is a Defence Public Sector Undertaking under Ministry of Defence, Government of India, which has state-of-the-art facilities for the manufacture and supply of guided missiles, underwater weapons, airborne products and allied defence equipment for the Indian Armed Forces. 
The handing over of the authorisation letter occurred during the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) held in Abu Dhabi from February 20 to 24.
Gradeone Managing Director Khalifa Al Ali said: “As we continue to develop our scope of defence trading capabilities within EDGE Group, we are proud to partner with BDL, a well-established manufacturer of high technology weapon systems for the Indian Armed Forces and international clients."
"By developing successful partnerships and capitalizing on our trading proficiency, GRADEONE has the privilege of broadening the UAE supply chain and strengthening in-country defence capabilities and components,” he added.
Commodore Girish Raghunath Pradhan (Retd), Executive Director of BDL, said: "BDL is delighted to be collaborating with Gradeone, as well as contribute to the UAE defence sector by providing our trusted products to the region. We are proud to call Gradeone, an outstanding provider of defence trading solutions, our UAE regional representative.''
Established in 2004, Gradeone specialises in defence trading and services and providing various solutions to the military and defence sectors, including army, special forces, navy, air force, law enforcement, and search and rescue services.-TradeArabia News Service