Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh accompanied by Chief of the Army Staff, General M.M Naravane, on December 21 inaugurated the Defence Equipment Display to BIMSTEC Nations at College of Military Engineering (CME), Pune.
The equipment display is being organised by FICCI, jointly with the Indian Army from December 21-22 in Pune, concurrent to PANEX-21—a multilateral and multi-agency exercise of the BIMSTEC member countries.
The other key dignitaries included GOC-in-C, Southern Command, Pune, Lt Gen JS Nain (host of Panex-21) and Southwestern Air Command, AOC-in-C, Air Marshal Vikram Singh, besides the military contingents from BIMSTEC Nations.
The equipment displays by Indian defence industry and R&D establishments showcased more than 350+ indigenous products covering Guns and Artillery Systems, Small Arms and Munitions; Surveillance and Communication Equipment; Body Protection Armour and Personal Protection Equipment; Simulators; System Engineering. New product showcase included Artillery – Mounted Gun System (MGS) 155mm 39 Cal and India’s 1st boot anti-mine and Bomb Suits.
On this occasion, a defence industry capability catalogue compiled by FICCI was released by the Defence Minister. The catalogue captures more than 350+ Indian defence products of large and small industry, academia and research that are ready for exports to friendly foreign nations.
Major players at Equipment display are L&T Defence, Bharat Forge Limited, ZEN Technologies Limited, DRDO, Economic Explosives Limited, SMPP Private Limited, Troop Comforts Limited, Adani PLR Systems etc. The display also had representations by start-ups like Asteria Aerospace, Raphe mPhibir, RK & Sons showcasing their capabilities.