HIGHLIGHTS of Defence Expo 2020
- DefExpo India-2020 will be held for the first time in Lucknow
- Main theme of the DefExpo India-2020 will be ‘India: The Emerging Defence Manufacturing Hub’
- The shows are conducted at an international
Uttar Pradesh’s capital city Lucknow hosted 11th edition of biennial Defence Expo 2020 from February 5th to 9th. The event was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday.
Nearly 1,000 exhibitors participated in the event including 165 foreign companies from the US, France, Germany, Russia, Israel, Australia etc, making it the largest ever defence show. It is being at the initiative of defence minister Rajnath Singh, who represents the constituency in Lok Sabha.
The theme of DefExpo 2020 ‘India: The Emerging Defence Manufacturing Hub’ will cover the entire spectrum of the country’s aerospace, defence and security interests. The event aims at bringing state-of-art technologies in the defence sector under one roof and provide numerous of opportunities for the government, private manufactures and startups.
The shows are conducted at an international level, which not only facilitates Business-to-Business (B2B) interaction with senior foreign delegations but also Government-to-Government (G2G) meetings and signing of Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs). The exhibition will also highlight emergence of UP as an attractive destination for investment in the defence sector and act as a platform for alliances and joint ventures in the defence industry.
The northern state has a strong defence ind ..
The northern state has a strong defence industrial infrastructure. It has four units of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd at Lucknow, Kanpur, Korwa and Naini (Prayagraj), nine ordnance factory units, including Kanpur, Korwa, Shahjahanpur, Firozabad and one unit of Bharat Electronics Limited at Ghaziabad.
One of the two Defence Industrial Corridors (DICs) of India is also planned in Uttar Pradesh. The Corridor will encourage Defence Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSM).
The DefExpo will provide an opportunity to the major foreign Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to collaborate with the Indian defence industry and help promote ‘Make in India’ initiative of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
The trade of 16 billion USD between the countries includes S400 missiles, Kamov helicopters and Kalashnikov rifles. During the DefExpo 2020, India’s DRDO (Defence Research Development Organization) signed deals with the Russia’s state run Rosoboron Export on advanced pyrotechnic ignition systems. The countries signed agreements related to ASW rocket launchers, T-72, radar systems, 3D modeling, T-90. The Defence ties of India and Russia has been strong.
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