Eleventh DefExpo India- 2020 to be held in Lucknow

The 11th DefExpo India-2020 is scheduled to be held for the first time in Uttar Pradesh's capital Lucknow.
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Updated: Jul 29,2019 11:35:39 am

Eleventh DefExpo India- 2020 to be held in Lucknow

22 July 2019 Current Affairs:The 11th DefExpo India-2020 is scheduled to be held for the first time in Uttar Pradesh's capital Lucknow.
The main theme of the DefExpo India-2020 will be 'India: The Emerging Defence Manufacturing Hub' and focus will be on 'Digital Transformation of Defence'

ABOUT DEFEXPO:
DEFEXPO would provide a unique platform for Defence industry Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), exhibitors and to display their latest innovations and capabilities in the field. 
It is an opportunity to major foreign OEMs to collaborate with the Indian defence industry and help promote Make in India initiative.

ABOUT DEFENCE INDUSTRIAL UP:
DI has 4 units of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) at Lucknow, Kanpur, Korwa and Naini (Prayagraj). 9  ordnance factory units- such as Kanpur, Korwa, Shahjahanpur and Firozabad.
1 unit of Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) at Ghaziabad.
India’s one of two Defence Industrial Corridors (DICs) is also planned in UP while another DIC is proposed in Tamil Nadu. These corridors encourage Defence Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), like the Indian defence industry and promote Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs

VISITORS DEF EXPO:
The DefExpo is expected to be visited by Ministerial level delegations from foreign countries and visitors from all over the world to witness India’s emergence as a major manufacturing hub.

B2B & G2G: 
DefExpo international level shows are conducted that not only facilitates Government-to-Government (G2G) meetings, signing of Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) between participants but also Business-to-Business (B2B) interaction with senior foreign delegations

IMPORTANCE:
The Expo would provide attractive opportunities for co-development and co-production of defence equipment. It will also highlight the Emergence of UP as an attractive destination for investment in the Defence sector and act as a platform for alliances and joint ventures in the defence industry.
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