Roadshow on ‘Defexpo-2020’

A roadshow for ‘Defexpo-2020’, the 11th edition of the biennial mega defence exhibition, to be held from February 5-8 in Lucknow, was conducted here on Wednesday.

HAL, Avionics Division, BDL and MIDHANI jointly organised the roadshow to create awareness among their Hyderabad-based vendors of the business opportunities that can be explored by participating in the exhibition. Defexpo-2020, being organised by the Ministry of Defence, has ‘Digital Transformation of Defence’ as its theme. It is expected to bring leading technologies in the defence sector under one roof and provide opportunities for government as well as private companies, including start-ups, a release said.

Joint Secretary (Aero) to the Ministry, Chandraker Bharti, was the chief guest at the programme, in which representatives from over 180 firms participated. Urging vendors to participate, Mr. Bharti said Defexpo-2020 is a forum to showcase their products as well as exchange ideas.

Underscoring the significance of indigenisation of products, HAL Director (Operation) M.S. Velpari said Defexpo would boost the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the government.

BDL chairman and managing director Cmde Siddharth Mishra (retd), CEO (Accessories Complex), HAL Sajal Prakash, Director (Production and Marketing) of MIDHANI Sanjay Kumar Jha and General Manager (Avionics Division) of HAL Rajeev Kumar spoke.

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