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Manohar Parrikar to inaugurate DefExpo today

In its 9th edition, the DefExpo 2016 will host 1,055 companies across 47 countries.

Written by Harsha Raj Gatty | Panaji | Published: March 28, 2016 1:16:03 am
Manohar Parrikar, Mula river, Amar Sable, Bopkhel protest, pune news Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. Express Photo

Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will inaugurate the biennial exhibition on ‘Land, Naval and Internal Homeland Security System’ on Monday.

In its 9th edition, the DefExpo 2016 will host 1,055 companies across 47 countries. The four-day exhibition, held at Quepem in Goa, will also witness 204 official delegations from 44 countries and around 750 non-official business delegations attending the show.

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“India is among a handful of countries with indigenous capabilities in the defence fields such as multi-level strategic deterrence, ballistic missile defence, nuclear powered submarines, main battle tank, stealth destroyers, aircraft carriers and fourth generation fighter aircraft,” the Ministry of Defence said.

India will also showcase its emergence as an attractive investment destination in the defence sector. The event will also provide opportunity to domestic Public Sector Undertaking, private sector and related industries to demonstrate their capability to design, develop and deliver a wide range of military and civil products/services.

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