SME Times News Bureau | 14 Sep, 2018
number of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and start-ups will take
part in a Defence Equipment Exhibition to be organized by the Federation of
Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in association with the
Indian Army during 15-16 September, in Pune.
participating companies include MSMEs, Start-Ups, leading Private Sector
players, Ordnance Factory and the DRDO, FICCI said in a statement.
Minister of State for Defence, Subhash Bhamre will
inaugurate the exhibition on September 16.
The equipment exhibition opens on 15th
September and will be visited by 200+ officers from the contingent
participating at the multinational training exercise.
will showcase equipment by Indian defence companies to BIMSTEC Nations Army
Chiefs and the contingent will be concurrent with the BIMSTEC MILEX - 2018
event will provide a unique opportunity for the Indian Defence Equipment
manufacturers showcasing their capabilities, providing solutions to the
military requirements of the BIMSTEC Nations along with promoting Indian
defence exports to the BIMSTEC Nations, said FICCI.
the Draft Defence Production Policy 2018, India has set an ambitious defence
export target of USD 5 billion by 2025 to become one of the world's top five
Vivek Pandit, Assistant Secretary General, FICCI said " I am certain
our industry can not only meet the requirements of our army, but also those of
our friendly nations of the BIMSTEC group. We are confident that the equipment
display will translate into tangible business opportunities."
twenty players from the defence industry will exhibit 250 different
indigenously developed equipment.