Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the tenth edition of Defence Expo at Mahabalipuram in Tamilnadu. PM Modi highlighted the changes since 2014 that have given a boost to defence production in the country. He assured his fellow citizens that the govt is making every effort to best equip the Armed Forces for the security of the nation. PM Modi said the country is as committed to peace as it is to protect its borders.
More than 500 Indian companies are participating in the exhibition, while the number of multinational companies is over 150.
- The theme of the four-day expo is "India: The Emerging Defence Manufacturing Hub".