New Delhi [India], February 18 (ANI): The DefExpo-2022, the land, naval and homeland security systems exhibition of the Ministry of Defence to be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat next month has been extended by one day. The 12th edition of the exhibition will now be held from March 10 to 14, said the Ministry of Defence on Friday.
The exhibition was earlier scheduled to be held from March 11-13.
DefExpo is Asia’s largest exhibition on land, naval, and homeland security systems. 930 exhibitors have registered for the event so far, with significant attendance of Foreign Defence Ministers as well.
According to the Ministry of Defence, the DefExpo-2022 will be a hybrid business event, with the exhibition planned at the Helipad Exhibition Centre and seminars at Mahatma Mandir Convention and Exhibition Centre. A live demonstration of weapons and defence platforms is also being planned at the Sabarmati River Front in Ahmedabad.
The objective of DefExpo-2022 is to make India a major destination of land, naval, air and homeland security systems and defence engineering. Keeping with future warfare in mind, the event aims to recognise the impact of disruptive technologies on conflicts and its consequent impact on the equipment and platforms required.
The Ministry said DefExpo-2022 will be organised in keeping with the COVID-19 protocols and aims to ensure maximum international and domestic participation.
During the event, a conclave at the level of Defence Minister to accelerate the decision-making process. A hybrid system for attendees to join the events virtually and participate in seminars, hold B2B meetings, view products and exchange ideas/business propositions, etc will be there.
Further, Live demonstrations by the Services, Defence Public Sector Undertakings and industry to showcase land, naval, air and homeland security systems will be held.
Business seminars by both international and Indian industry chambers to capture the intellectual capital of renowned subject matter experts will also be conducted.
The DefExpo 2020 was held in Lucknow that witnessed a footfall of over 12 lakh people. The event also witnessed the participation of 70 nations. Defence Ministers of 40 different countries were present at the event.
Notably, in February 2021, India was the first country to conduct a hybrid aerospace exhibition, Aero India-2021 at Bengaluru. (ANI)
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