Lucknow to host DefExpo next year

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  1. The Defence Ministry has announced that Lucknow will host the 11th edition of DefExpo from February 5 to 8, 2020. It is the first time that the exhibition will take place in Uttar Pradesh.
  2. The theme of the DefExpo 2020 will be “India: the emerging defence manufacturing hub” and it will be focussed on “digital transformation of defence”
  3. The DefExpo will provide an opportunity to the major foreign Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to collaborate with the Indian defence industry and help promote ‘Make in India’ initiative
  4. It will also provide a platform for Defence industry OEMs, exhibitors and private industry to display their latest innovations and capabilities.
  5. The DefExpo is a biennial event. It offers Indian defence industry the opportunity to showcase its capabilities and promote its export potential. The last DefExpo was held in Chennai in 2018.