The event will be formally inaugurated on Thursday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Def Expo India has become one of the largest events of its kinok d in the world over the last 10 years. The DefExpo sees participation from major defence manufacturing nations like US, UK, Russia, France, Israel, Korea, Sweden, among others. According to the Defence Ministry, over 670 defence firms, including 154 foreign manufacturers, are participating in the exhibition of weapons and military hardware.
The main theme of this DefExpo 2018 is to showcase India as a major hub of defence production in the world. DefExpo 2018 is expected to be held in nearly two lakh square metre of space.
Here are the updates on DefExpo 2018 :
Reminder🔔- Raksha Mantri (@DefenceMinIndia) April 11, 2018
Two ships from the @indiannavy will be docked at Chennai Port during #DefenceExpo2018 They will be OPEN to the general public for visiting on13th & 15th of April from 10am to 5pm.
Inviting you to experience the might of the @indiannavy with your family & friends! pic.twitter.com/HFu89x3ySB
India's mega defence exhibition -- the DefExpo -- began here today with participation of major global and domestic military firms, which are eyeing billions of dollars of contract as part of the country's military modernisation programme."
. @DefExpoIndia 2018 is being held at Chennai, one of the five nodal cities of #TamilNaduDefenceCorridor.- Raksha Mantri (@DefenceMinIndia) April 10, 2018
The Defence Corridor aims to create synergy between all defence industry players in the region and make it a Defence Production powerhouse. #DefExpoArambham@nsitharamanpic.twitter.com/WO8Z1vVdQx
Defence Expo 2018 will be held at "Land of Arulmigu Nithyakalyana Perumal Temple, adjacent to Vadanemmeli Sagaya Matha Church, Thiruvidanthai, Thiruporur Taluk, Kancheepuram, East Coast Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu."