Defence Expo 2022: The defence ministry on Monday announced fresh dates for DefExpo-2022. The 5-day premier defence exhibition will now be held between October 18 and 22 in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The exhibition was earlier proposed to be held between March 10 and 14. However, at the onset of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Asia’s biggest defence exhibition was delayed. On March 4, the ministry postponed DefExpo-2022 stating participants were “experiencing problems related to logistics”.
This year’s DefExpo would be the 12th edition of the prestigious biennial defence exhibition. The five-day event will comprise three business days and two public days.
“Live demonstrations showcasing the equipment and skill set of the armed forces, DPSUs (defence public sector units) and industry will be held on all five days at Sabarmati River Front,” the defence ministry said in a statement on Monday.
“India has successfully established itself as an emerging defence manufacturing hub with numerous international orders being bagged by Indian companies in recent years,” the statement further added.
DefExpo 2022 is in line with the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to achieve self-reliance in defence and export of USD 5 billion by 2025.
DefExpo 2022 — All You Need To Know
- DefExpo 2022 will be held at three venues including Helipad Exhibition Centre, seminars to take place at Mahatma Mandir Convention and Exhibition Centre and live demonstrations of weapons and armoury at Sabarmati River Front.
- The theme of the event is ‘Path to Pride’ invoking nationalistic pride and encouraging citizens to partake in nation-building through establishing a capable indigenous Defence industry.
- It will help boost investment, expand manufacturing capacities and capabilities, and discover avenues for technology absorption
- The exhibitor booking would be available for Indian companies which will include Indian subsidiaries of Foreign OEMs, Joint Ventures between Indian and Foreign companies, Defence Public Sector Undertakings, State Pavilions, DRDO and Indian companies.
(With PTI inputs)