- 05 Feb 2020
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DefExpo, a flagship biennial event of the Ministry of Defence, is being held for the first time in Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) from 5th to 9th February 2020.
- This is the 11th edition of DefExpo - a mega defence exhibition. DefExpo is one of the largest events of its kind.
- The 10th edition of the event was held at Chennai (Tamil Nadu) in 2018.
- 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’.
- DefExpo-2020 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. This provides Indian defence industry an opportunity to promote its export potential.
- Defence Expo 2020 will showcase the comprehensive spectrum of India’s aerospace, defence and security interests.
- The fifth India Russia Military Industry Conference will be held on the sidelines of the event.
- The Conference primarily aims at addressing issues related to life-cycle support and maintenance of major Russian-origin equipment/ platforms such as SU-30 MKI aircraft, Mi-17 Helicopters, MiG-29K aircraft, INS Vikramaditya and T-90 tanks.