DEFEXPO 2018: India’s PM Shri Narendra Modi at Show

Commitment of Indian government to “Make in India”

 

India’s Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi visited DefExpo this morning. His visit holds much significance as it highlights the commitment of the government towards the ‘Make in India’ programme. Even the theme of the DefExpo 2018 is to showcase the Defence Manufacturing capability within the country.

One entire hall at DefExpo houses the public and private defence manufacturers in India including the Defence Research and Development Organisation DRDO, Ordnance Factory, and host of Defence Public Sector Units, DPSUs including HAL BDL BEL etc.With a huge list of Defence procurement lined up including the for 110 fighter aircraft, big calibre artillery guns for Indian Army and a variety of ships including submarines for the Indian Navy.

The Prime Minister reaffirmed the urgency to equip the defence forces adequately. He assured that the procurement of fighter aircraft would happen sooner than later.
He also lamented inaction and policy paralysis during the previous regime resulting in a huge gap in the defence capability build up. He cited the creation of Defence Industrial Corridor in the states of Tamilnadu and Uttar Pradesh as a step in the direction to boost manufacturing within the country. He also said that steps have been taken to encourage innovation. “Today we launched the IDEX (Innovations for Defence Excellence), which will set up a defence innovation hub throughout the country,” he said.

The Prime Minister addressed a special gathering of the participants’ organizers, industries associations, Tamilnadu government officials, and the media. The three service chiefs of India, a large number of foreign delegations and representatives of other countries and senior officials from the ministry of defence attended the Prime Minister’s address.

Gp Capt. (Ret.) Sundeep Mehta

 

Publish date

04/12/2018

Sign up to our newsletter and stay up to date.

News

Air

C4ISR

Components / Systems

Cyber

Defence Business

Homeland Security

International Security

Land

Latin America (Spanish)

Logistics

Naval

Training & Simulation

Space

Special Forces

Unmanned

Publications

Contact Us

Contact Info

Mönch Verlagsgesellschaft mbH
Christine-Demmer-Straße 7
53474 Bad Neuenahr – Ahrweiler

+49 2641 3703 – 0

+49 2641 3703 – 199

Follow On

X