Defence Expo 2018 Begins In Chennai; Big Boost For Defence Production Under Make In India Initiative


Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched the DefExpo 2018 today in Chennai. Addressing the media, she said that the formal inauguration was to be held tomorrow by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Addressing the media, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that all the three services will be displaying their might in this mega defence expo. However, the focal point of the defence expo will be to project India as the next hub of defence production and manufacturing.

“India has always been the largest importer of arms and weapons. The major aspect of this defence expo is that it will mark the indigenous defence manufacturing capabilities of India. This year, we have a clear accent that India will be a major defence manufacturer and an exporter”, said Nirmala Sitharaman today.

The Defence Minister also lauded DRDO, HAL and BEL for their immense contribution to research and development of India’s defence sector. She also said that DRDO which also has over 50 institutions under it, will also showcase their product in the expo and will actively compete with the private sector. Read More…

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