Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday chaired a roundtable of ambassadors from friendly foreign countries and invited international defence firms to take part in Asia's largest defence exhibition - DefExpo 2022 to be held in Gujarat's Gandhinagar.
The DefExpo 2022 will be held in Gujarat's Gandhinagar from March 10 to March 13 in 2022.
"More than 200 delegates, including ambassadors, heads of missions and defence attaches attended the Round Table, reflecting the growing global interest in the Indian Defence space. Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, Secretary (Defence Production) Shri Raj Kumar and other senior officials of Ministry of Defence and government of Gujarat were also present," the defence ministry said in a statement.
Inviting the foreign delegates to attend DefExpo 2022, Rajnath Singh said India is open to conduct business on a mutually beneficially collaborative basis, in the spirit of give and take, for all-round welfare of everyone.
"Resurgent India, where defence manufacturing is an identified pillar of growth, will display its ability to take lead at DefExpo 2022. I am confident that pursuing the vision of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi, DefExpo-2022 will sow the seeds of successful new ventures and international partnerships to promote shared prosperity, boost investment, expand manufacturing and bolster aerospace and defence ecosystem in India, which shall be ready to serve the defence requirements of our friendly countries also," Rajnath Singh said.