MoS Defence Ajay Bhatt, Gujarat CM review Defexpo-2022 preparations in Gandhinagar

Team India Sentinels Tuesday 22nd of February 2022 09:30 PM

Gandhinagar: Gujarat chief minister Bhupendra Patel and MoS Defence Ajay Bhatt reviewed the preparations of Defexpo-2022 which Aisa’s largest exhibition on land, naval and homeland security systems.

The two leaders co-chaired the Apex Committee Meeting for Defexpo 2022 at Gandhinagar. The Defexpo 2022 will showcase India’s Defence manufacturing capabilities and includes participation from world’s top defence manufacturing companies.

This 12th Edition, the biggest ever so far, is being held in the capital of Gujarat, Gandhinagar from 10-14 March 2022.

Reviewing the planning and arrangements for the event, Bhatt expressed that Defexpo would give a great opportunity to investments being sought for defence based industries, especially in Gujarat.

He brought out that there would be wider participation as government is very keen in indigenization of defence manufacturing sector.

India is heading towards becoming self-reliant in terms of Defence production and is now on the path to being recognized as a net defence exporter.

The Minister appreciated the arrangements made by MoD in collaboration with Government of Gujarat for the smooth conduct of DefExpo-2022.

This mega event will provide an opportunity to major Foreign Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to collaborate with the Indian Defence industry and help promote 'Make in India' initiative.

He said that the 12th Edition of DefExpo 2022, the premier Defence Exhibition to be conducted under the aegis of Ministry of Defence (MoD), will be magnificent in many aspects as it is in line with the celebrations of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ where we are commemorating 75 years of progressive India.

The theme for the event ‘Path to Pride’ will showcase the glorious history of India’s people, culture and achievements.

A total of  973 exhibitors including 121 foreign ones from 63 countries have already registered and numbers are likely to increase in the coming days with relaxation in Covid restrictions.

DefExpo-2022 will be held in hybrid format, with stalls in both physical and virtual realms to ensure greater engagement as the exhibitors will be able to cater to both physical and virtual attendees.


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