DefExpo 2018 Updates: India's Mega Defence Exhibition Begins; Major Military Firms Showcase Latest Weapons

DefExpo 2018 will be formally inaugurated on April 12 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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DefExpo 2018 Updates: India's Mega Defence Exhibition Begins; Major Military Firms Showcase Latest Weapons

Def Expo India has become one of the largest events of its kind in theworld for the last 10 years.

New Delhi/Chennai:  The tenth edition of the Defence Expo began in Chennai today. The four-day event showcases India's defence manufacturing capabilities to the world. It will see live demonstrations, flying display and seminars. 

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 :




Apr 11, 2018
16:50 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman met with the delegations from Egypt, UK and the UAE on the sidelines of the Defence Expo 2018. 

Apr 11, 2018
14:46 (IST)
Apr 11, 2018
14:09 (IST)
Indian Navy's warships will dock at Chennai harbour as a part of Defence Expo. Warships like INS Kamorta and INS Sahyadri will dock in Chennai on 13th and 15th April.
Apr 11, 2018
14:03 (IST)
Apr 11, 2018
14:03 (IST)
Airbus, Lockheed Rush To Tap India's $620 Billion Defense Market
For a country that's known as the world's biggest arms importer, India's defense market is a notoriously difficult nut to crack."
Apr 11, 2018
11:54 (IST)
Apr 11, 2018
11:32 (IST)
Apr 11, 2018
11:31 (IST)
Around 100 Indian MSMES will exhibit their defence production capabilities and export potential at Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 11-14 Apr 18. 
Apr 11, 2018
10:44 (IST)
Defence Expo Begins; Major Military Firms Showcase Latest Weapon
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."
Apr 11, 2018
10:40 (IST)
Apr 11, 2018
10:31 (IST)
Major international companies, which are participating at the expo include Lockheed Martin, Boeing (US), Saab (Sweden), Airbus, Rafael (France), Rosonboron Exports, United Shipbuilding (Russia), BAE Systems (UK), Sibat (Israel), Wartsila (Finland) and Rhode and Schwarz (Germany).
Apr 11, 2018
10:28 (IST)
Apr 11, 2018
10:21 (IST)
T-90 tank at DefExpo18 venue
Apr 11, 2018
09:59 (IST)
Apr 11, 2018
09:53 (IST)
Defence Expo 2018 Is Here! Date, Venue, Highlights - All You Need To Know
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."
Apr 11, 2018
09:52 (IST)
Maldives declined India's invitation and is being seen as an apparent snub after New Delhi was critical of the Abdulla Yameen government for imposing emergency in the island nation earlier this year.
Apr 11, 2018
09:52 (IST)
The DefExpo 2018 will see participation from major defence manufacturing nations like US, UK, Russia, France, Israel, Korea, Sweden, among others.
Apr 11, 2018
09:48 (IST)
Def Expo India has become one of the largest events of its kind in the world for the last 10 years.
Apr 11, 2018
09:47 (IST)
The 10th edition of the Defence Expo is scheduled will begin in Chennai today. The four day event will showcase India's defence manufacturing capabilities to the world. It will see live demonstrations, flying display and seminars.
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