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Def Expo to open on Feb 16
Feb '08
In a Press Conference jointly addressed by Shri Pradeep Kumar, Secretary, Defence Production (Ministry of Defence) Government of India & Lt.Gen (Retd) S.S. Mehta D.G. Confederation of Indian Industry, it was announced that the fifth International Land and Naval Systems Exhibition, Def Expo'2008, is scheduled to be held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, from Feb 16-19, 2008.

As part of the commitment of Department of Defence Production (DDP) to continuously upgrade the standards of Def Expo, CII has been associated to organize this Exhibition.

The Def Expo India exhibition was conceptualised in the year 1998 by the Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence, Government of India in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry with an objective to promote defence exports from India and at the same time exhibit the capabilities of Indian Defence R&D and production.

The Def Expo India exhibition which began in 1999 with 197 exhibitors has grown to one of the most internationally recognised defence exhibitions in the world, with a total of 475 exhibitors, of which foreign exhibitors are 273 and Indian exhibitors are 202.

Dedicated to global land and naval systems business activity –from suppliers to manufacturers, technology providers to services - it allows the international defence industry to promote and showcase their products and services to an international professional business audience.

First time in Defexpo India'08 both Telecom and IT companies will be showcasing their products and services.

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