Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has extended DefExpo-2022 by one day. The decision has been made taking note of greater interest in DefExpo-2022 due to the relaxation in COVID protocols. He was reviewing the preparations of DefExpo-2022 in New Delhi today. It is Asia’s largest exhibition on land, naval and homeland security systems which would be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat in March.

The exhibition will now be held between 10th and 14th March. It will facilitate defence business through three business days and makes it inclusive for young entrepreneurs and college and school millennial of Gujarat during two public days. During the review, Mr. Singh also launched a DefExpo-2022 mobile app. It is an interactive and user-friendly interface for all issues related to the event.

The app contains features to support exhibitors, attendees and media. To instil a sense of pride, the theme of the event has been christened, ‘Path to Pride’. In a first-of-its-kind initiative, the event will showcase India’s resolve to be first amongst the firsts. With indigenous technological and logistic prowess at the forefront, the event will invigorate the defence industry, start-ups and MSMEs to cement solid partnerships with attending foreign Original Equipment Manufacturers.

Defence Ministry has said that the DefExpo-2022 is symbolic of India’s resolve to further its business interests and take global initiatives towards furthering peace and security in the region. DefExpo-2022 is being organised as one of the largest defence international exhibitions of the world. The event will be held as a hybrid exhibition, with stalls in both physical and virtual realms.