Indian military exhibition DEFEXPO will be held in the city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu state from the 11th to 14th of April, 2018, was reported by Military source in the defense industrial complex of India to the correspondent of Mil.Press. (Originally the opening of DEFEXPO was planned in Goa on the 21-24th of February, 2018).
On the 17th of January of current year on the meeting on development of defense industry in Chennai the Minister of defense of India Nirmala Sitaraman said: « For the first time defense event will be held in Chennai. I thank the government of Tamil Nadu for allocating land along the East Coast, which is famous for the conquests of Chola». Event, which is the largest in defense sector of India, will attract visitors from more than 80 countries, said minister.
In Tamil Nadu state there are several factories on production of defense products, including production of tanks on the Avadi plants and of ammunitions in Avadi and Tiruchi. Jointly with the L & T Katupalli shipyard in Ennor, which produces ships for the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard, the state Tamil Nadu is good production base of DIC (Defense industrial complex) of India.
Exhibition DEFEXPO India has been holding since 2000 year with a periodicity once in two years under the support of Ministry of Defense of the country and federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (FICCI).
Theme of event – armament of the ground forces,air defense systems, electronic warfare and communications systems, aviation equipment, coast guard, armored vehicles and artillery systems, special small arms and special-purpose equipment, naval equipment and armament, as well as satellite and space technologies and dual-use products (for consumer needs and defense).
In 2018 year organizers of DEFEXPO expect representatives of more than 500 defense companies from all over the World.
The 9th Indian international exhibition of ground and naval armaments DEFEXPO India 2016 was held in Goa and collected in the square over 55 hectares more than 1000 participants, among which 490 foreign exponents from 47 countries of the world.