New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the DefExpo 22 at Gandhinagar on Wednesday and also launch development projects worth Rs 15,670 crore during his two-day visit to poll-bound Gujarat.
The Expo, being held under the theme ‘Path to Pride’, will have the largest ever participation in the exhibition, a PMO statement said.
It will, for the first time, witness a defence exhibition held exclusively for Indian companies, including domestic subsidiaries of foreign firms, divisions of companies registered in India and exhibitors having joint ventures with Indian companies At the India Pavilion of the expo, he will unveil HTT-40, the indigenous trainer aircraft designed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
The aircraft has state-of-the- art contemporary systems and has been designed with pilot-friendly features, the statement said.
During the programme, he will also launch ‘Mission DefSpace’, aimed at developing innovative solutions for defence forces in the space through industry and startups. He will later lay the foundation stone of the Deesa airfield in Gujarat. The forward airforce base will add to the security architecture of the country, it said.
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