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12th Defense Expo begins in Gujarat

Current Affairs

  • The 12th edition of the biennial Defence Expo began in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Live demonstrations showcasing the equipment and skill set of the Armed Forces, DPSUs and Industry will be held during the five-day event.
  • This is the 12th edition of the event that has been organised on the theme ‘Path to Pride’.
  • The first-ever ‘Invest for Defence’, from the Ministry of Defence, targeted to promote investment in the defence sector in the country will also be held in the expo.
  • AIR correspondent reports that over 50 startups will showcase their products at the pavilion. For the first time, states and union territories have been invited to set up pavilions at the event and several have confirmed their participation.
  • Moreover, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh underlined India’s commitment to explore new areas of convergence for defence engagements with African countries.  The Minister was addressing the India-Africa Defence Dialogue (IADD) which was held on the sidelines of DefExpo 2022 in Gandhinagar, Gujarat today. Defence Ministers, and other high ranking officials from 50 African countries participated in the Dialogue.

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