DefExpo 2020 -THE HINDU-05-02-2020

Mains Paper 3: Defense and Security

Prelims level : DefExpo 2020

Mains level : Highlights about the DefExpo 2020 program

• DefExpo-2020, a flagship biennial event of the Ministry of Defence is being held for the first time in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh from 5th to 9th Feb 2020.

Key highlights:

• The 11th edition of Def Expo promises to bring new technologies, technological solutions, where Defence manufacturing companies from India and abroad showcase their products and services in Defence arena, on a single platform.

• The DefExpo 2020 is being organized by Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence. Full support is being received from Government of Uttar Pradesh.

• The main theme of the DefExpo India- 2020 is ‘India: The Emerging Defence Manufacturing Hub’ and the focus will be on ‘Digital Transformation of Defence’.

• The fifth India Russia Military Industry Conference will be held on the sidelines of DefExpo 2020 at the venue. Over 100 Russian and over 200 Indian industry leaders are expected to participate.

• Bandhan, a ceremony for signing of MoUs, launch of products and major announcements, will be presided by Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh.

• Live demonstration will be held at two locations viz. one at the exhibition site and the other at the Gomati river front.

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