Over 1600 drones lights up for the inauguration of 12th DefExpo 2022
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Industry Watch | November 8, 2022 | News
The 12th defence exhibition, DefExpo 2022, has marked the emergence of India’s defence industry on the global scale in line with the theme of the expo ‘Path to Pride’. The five-day event, held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, commenced on October 18, witnessed participation of over 1,340 exhibitors, businesses, investors, start-ups, MSMEs, Armed Forces and delegates from several countries, with engagements spread over four venues. Raksha Mantri, Rajnath Singh’s leadership enabled the implementation of vision of the DefExpo on ground.
During the event, a spectacular drone show with 1,600 drones, on 19 October lit up the skies of Gandhinagar as thousands were left in awe of India’s technological progress powered by local start-ups. The drone show, designed and produced by the indigenous startup Botlab Dynamics, aerially formed a map of Gujarat, the logo of national games, an outline of the Statue of Unity, and a map of India amongst other symbols. It also made a formation with the words “Welcome Hon’ble PM” at the end of the show.
The importance of this DefExpo was reinforced when Prime Minister Narendra Modi attented the inaugural ceremony on October 19, 2022 and invited the world to be part of the ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ journey.
The opening ceremony witnessed paradigm changing announcements and project launches, which will lead to holistic development of the entire nation and establishment of a defence manufacturing hub in Gujarat.
Later, Raksha Mantri acknowledged that the 12th edition of the event marked a new chapter in the growth of Indian Defence sector, and progress in achieving the twin objectives of self-reliance and increase in defence exports.
The best minds of defence sector came together to attend over 20 seminars across three business days to brainstorm over wide ranging topics on Defence Research and Development, new technologies for air warfare, Indigenisation of Defence production, promotion of exports and investments.
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The 5-day event held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, commenced on October 18, witnessed participation of over 1,340 exhibitors, businesses, investors, start-ups, MSMEs, Armed Forces and delegates, and more.