Defence Expo 2016 kicks off in Goa

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India's biggest ever land, naval and homeland security exhibition, Defence Expo 2016 that will see participation of at least 1,000 companies from across the world hasbegan in Goa. The four-day biennial event was inaugurated by the Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. 

This for the first time, the Expo is being held outside the national capital New Delhi. Till now the exhibition used to be held in Pragati Maidan in Delhi but it has been moved to Goa this time because of lack of space.

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Defence Expo 2016

⇒ Defence Expo 2016 is the 9th edition of  Defexpo India, a biennial land, naval and internal homeland security systems exhibitions, that will be held from March 28-31 at Naqueri Quitol in South Goa. It was inaugurated by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.

Theme for the year 2016 : The theme for the year 2016 is “Rise of Futurism”. 

⇒ In all, at least 1,000 companies from 47 countries including major defence production countries like Russia, US, Germany, Italy, Japan and Israel. are taking part in the exhibition this year, which is over one-and-a-half-times more than that in Defexpo 2014.

⇒ Apart from massive participation by the major public and private sector companies from across the wrold , Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will be participating in a big way.

⇒ DRDO will display live demo of Airborne Early Warning & Control System (AEWCS), Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, Main Battle Tank (MTB) Arjun, Wheeled Armoured Platform AKASH, Air Defence System, Pinaka Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher, state of art Radars, and other equipment.

⇒ The exhibition would also try and project India as an attractive destination for investment in defence sector and provide a platform for forging alliances and joint ventures in the defence industry.

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