PM Modi To Inaugurate Lucknow Defence Expo 2020; Over 1,000 Companies To Participate In The Event
PM Modi To Inaugurate Lucknow Defence Expo 2020; Over 1,000 Companies To Participate In The EventPrime Minister Narendra Modi  (Representative Image) (@narendramodi/Twitter)

With India aiming to evolve into a major indigenous defence manufacturing powerhouse in the years to come, Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate the biggest ever Defence Expo to be held in Lucknow next month, reports Asian News International (ANI).

The biennial mega event known as DefExpo would be held from 5-9 February and its latest edition will have a theme of "Digital Transformation of Defence". The event is being touted as biggest ever defence exhibition in the country in terms of participation of various stakeholders.

DefExpo-2020 aims to bring the leading technologies in the defence sector under one roof and provide a myriad of opportunities for government, private manufactures and startups.

According to the report, the number of companies registered for participating in the 11th edition of the DefExpo 2020 has reached 1,000. In the DefExpo 2018, held in Chennai, 702 companies had participated.

The event would provide an opportunity to stakeholders to explore and provide a vast gamut of opportunities across sectors like aerospace, defence and security.

Further, it should be noted that the DefExpo-2020 would also see participation from major defence manufacturing countries like the United States, Russia, Germany, France and the United Kingdom (UK).

The event is also being seen as a major push by the government towards building a huge military equipment manufacturing infrastructure in Uttar Pradesh which has one of the two designated defence industrial corridors.

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