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India displays its capabilities at DefExpo India 2014

Defence Minister A K Antony said the government was taking necessary steps to modernise armed forces.

Citing the challenging geo-political realities around India, Defence Minister A K Antony said the government was taking necessary steps to modernise armed forces.
Delegates watch a demonstration of unmanned ariel vehicle NETRA v2, a collaborative development between DRDO and IdeaForge, during the Defexpo India 2014 in New Delhi on Thursday. (IE Photo: Oinam Anand)

Antony said India has always desired peace with its neighbours but peace cannot come at the cost of its security concerns.
Models of aircrafts on display at Defexpo India 2014 in New Delhi on Thursday. (IE Photo: Oinam Anand)

"It is for this reason, we must be prepared to meet any challenge posed to our territorial integrity and sovereignty," the minister said in his inaugural address at DefExpo-2014.
A body armour on display at the Defexpo India 2014 in New Delhi on Thursday. (IE Photo: Oinam Anand)

Antony underscored India's thrust on indigenisation of defence industry which, he said, offers new opportunities to the private sector.
A model of Euro fighter Typhoon on display at the Defexpo India 2014 in New Delhi on Thursday. (IE Photo: Oinam Anand)

A delegate tries a Helmet Mounted System for helicopters by Elbit Systems at Defexpo India 2014 in New Delhi on Thursday. (IE Photo: Oinam Anand)

A representative from Beretta holds an ARX 160 assault rifle that is under trials with the Indian Army at Defexpo India 2014 in New Delhi on Thursday. (IE Photo: Oinam Anand)

BAE systems' 155mm towed howitzer, M777, on display during the Defexpo India 2014 bin New Delhi on Thursday. (IE Photo: Oinam Anand)

A delegate tries his hands on an assault rifle during the Defexpo India 2014 in New Delhi on Thursday. (IE Photo: Oinam Anand)

A visitor tries a hand gun at Defexpo India 2014 in New Delhi on Thursday. (IE Photo: Oinam Anand)

Beretta's ARX 160 assault rifle that is under trials with the Indian Army on display at the Defexpo India 2014 in New Delhi on Thursday. (IE Photo: Oinam Anand)