Gandhinagar: India’s biggest-ever defense exhibition DefExpo will begin in Gandhinagar, Gujarat today, with an aim to give impetus to the defense sector.
This is the 12th edition of the event that has been organized on the theme “Path to Pride.”
According to the Ministry of Defense, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will grace the inaugural ceremony on October 19.
The DefExpo 2022 will showcase the growing prowess of the domestic defense industry, calling it one of the major drivers of the nation’s resolve to achieve ‘Make in India, Make for the World’, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said.
He also added, “The biennial exhibition has been organized to support, showcase and forge partnerships for the Indian aerospace and defense manufacturing sectors with the Indian as well as global customers to achieve the overall objective of catering to domestic recruitments while the needs of friendly foreign countries.”
The Defense Minister termed DefExpo 2022, exclusively for Indian companies, as a humble tribute of an ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ to Mahatma Gandhi who he called the “pillar of the Swadeshi movement”.
For the first time, States and Union Territories (UTs) have been invited to set up pavilions at the event. The Defense Minister emphasized that with this new initiative, States or Uts will get an opportunity to participate in nation-building by attracting investment and bolstering their potential for indigenous aerospace and defense manufacturing.