Details of Events
Feb 5th 2020: Formal Inauguration of the event by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modiji, followed by live demonstration of Naval Systems, Aero Systems and Land Systems. Live Demonstration for systems which are designed/built in India.
There were three parallel business seminars on the opening day. These were organized by industry associations and business chambers. The themes of the seminars was, “Skill Development in Aviation & Defence”, “India – France Defence Industry Seminar” and “Indo- Israel -Opportunities in Defence Cooperation- Future Vectors of the Digital Battlefield”.
Raksha Mantri hosted a reception for the guests on the evening of February 5. There was Night illumination of anchored Navy vessels which was a visual delight from the Gomati riverfront.
Feb 6th 2020: The fifth India Russia Military Industry Conference was held on the sidelines of DefExpo 2020 at the venue. Over 100 Russian and over 200 Indian industry leaders are expected to participate.
Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh presided over African Defence Ministers’ Conclave. He also hosted a dinner in the honour of African Defence Ministers.
Six seminars was held on the second day, namely, “US Defence Industry and ‘Make in India’, “Indian Shipyards Going Global : Shipbuilding & MRO”, “Future of Aircraft Carriers, Emerging Global Aerospace & Defence Manufacturing Destination”, “Northern Defence Corridor: Global Investment Opportunity of Gold Standard, Harnessing Strengths of R&D Establishments, Academia and MSMEs for Triggering Defence Manufacturing and Exports” and “Game Changers in Aerospace & Defence and preparing from the next gen threat”.
There was live demonstration of large platforms and also flying display at the Gomti riverfront and the DefExpo venue.
Feb 7th 2020: Bandhan, a ceremony for signing of MoUs, launch of products and major announcements, was presided by Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh.
There was six seminars on the third day on “Defence Exports: Moving towards Rs 35,000 Cr”, “India – Korea Defence Industry Seminar”, “The Wired Warrior :Combat in a Digitised World”, “DGQA’s Role in MoD Schemes for Incentivizing Defence Manufacturing”, “Intellectual Property Rights – Concepts and Issues pertaining to Defence Industry”, and “Countering Rogue Drones”.
Feb 8th 2020: The DefExpo was open for public. There was live demonstration of large platforms and also flying display for appreciation by general public.
Arrangements for local transport was made with the help of Government of Uttar Pradesh.
Entry was free for general public on February 8-9, 2020.
Feb 9th 2020: Live demonstration and display for appreciation by general public. Entry was free for general public on February 9th 2020 and the DefExpo concludes with a huge success.