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PM Modi unveils DefExpo 2022 in Gandhinagar

Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched DefExpo 2022 in Gandhinagar. Gujarat’s Gandhinagar is hosting DefExpo 2022, India’s “largest ever” defence exhibition, with the goal of boosting the defence industry. This is the 12th edition of the event that has been held on the theme ‘Path to Pride’. PM Shri @narendramodi at Defence Expo […]

Edited By : Divya Richa | Updated: Oct 20, 2022 13:30 IST
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Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched DefExpo 2022 in Gandhinagar. Gujarat’s Gandhinagar is hosting DefExpo 2022, India’s “largest ever” defence exhibition, with the goal of boosting the defence industry. This is the 12th edition of the event that has been held on the theme ‘Path to Pride’.

The aircraft includes cutting-edge modern equipment and was created with pilot-friendly characteristics, according to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

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Mission DefSpace

As part of the event, the prime minister also unveiled Mission DefSpace, an initiative to use business and startups to provide cutting-edge solutions for the Defense Forces in the field of space. During the official opening, Prime Minister Modi also laid the cornerstone for 52 Wing Air Force Station Deesa.

The inaugural edition of DefExpo this year is only for Indian businesses. Participants from India include Indian enterprises, Indian subsidiaries of foreign OEMs, a division of a corporation established in India, and an exhibitor that has a joint venture with an Indian company.

New defence businesses

The seven new defence businesses, which were formed from the former Ordnance Factory Board, are also celebrating their first anniversary at DefExpo 2022.

These businesses will all be taking part in DefExpo for the first time. Nearly twice as many MoUs, agreements for the transfer of technology, and product launches as in the last iteration are anticipated during the Bandhan ceremony on October 20.

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India’s vision for 2047

The Department of Defense Production’s flagship pavilion, the India Pavilion, will highlight India’s vision for 2047 while showcasing the development of domestic defence products, start-ups, and cutting-edge technology, including artificial intelligence in defence.

Additionally, an exclusive Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) Pavilion will be present to highlight the expertise of the nation’s start-up businesses engaged in R&D and innovation in cutting-edge technology.

States and Union Territories (UTs) have been asked to erect pavilions at the event for the first time. The defense minister emphasized that with this new effort, States and UTs will have the chance to take part in nation-building by luring investment and increasing their capacity for domestic aerospace and defense manufacture.

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First published on: Oct 19, 2022 11:12 AM IST

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