DefExpo India- 2020 Current Affairs - 2020

Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme approved

On May 15, 2020, Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme was approved by the Defence Minister Raj Nath Singh. The scheme is to be implemented at an estimated amount of Rs 400 crores. Highlights The Defence Research Development Organization and the 41 ordinance factories in the country have created testing facilities for ammunition, firearms, radar and electronic Read More…

DefExpo-2020 Outcomes reported at the Parliament

On March 16, 2020, the Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik submitted the outcomes of DefExpo-2020 at Rajya Sabha as a written reply. This year DefExpo-2020 was organized in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh under the theme Theme: Digital Transformation of Defence Outcomes This year more than 856 domestic defence companies and 172 foreign companies participated at Read More…

India and Russia Defence Deals to cross 16 billion USD after DefExpo 2020

India and Russia have signed 14 MoUs during the DefExpo 2020. It included land, air, naval and other hi-tech civilian products. With the agreements signed the Defence trade between the countries is to cross 16 billion USD. Highlights The trade of 16 billion USD between the countries includes S400 missiles, Kamov helicopters and Kalashnikov rifles. Read More…

Parth: World’s Cheapest Gun Shot Locator developed by Indian Army

The Indian Army’s College of Military Engineering with a private firm developed the gun shot locators called “Parth”. These are much cheaper than the ones imported. The device was showcased at DefExpo 2020. Highlights The cost of the device developed is around 3 lakhs. When these devices are replaced with the imported ones, the costs Read More…

Africa Union Summit held at Addis Ababa

The African Union Summit was held in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia to tackle terrorism in the continent. The Summit is important for India as India has recently signed the defence agreement, Lucknow Declaration with 50 African countries at DefExpo 2020. India is planning considerable investment in Defence sector in the regions of African Union. Read More…