many as 42 countries have confirmed their participation in Def Expo Chennai
nearly forty days before it is scheduled to open on the East coast road near
Chennai for the first time in a south India city.
DefExpo India has become one of the largest events of its
kind in the world for the last 10 years. For the first time Def Expo is being
held in Chennai from April 11 to 14 and there is tremendous response to the
The location of the event is Tiruvidanthai, Kancheepuram
district on the East Coast Road near Chennai. Shortly, after announcement of
the dates of Def Expo 2018 there is overwhelming response for participation
from both foreign countries and domestic defense industries. 42 countries have
already confirmed their participation and the number is expected to grow in the
The countries who have confirmed participation include, major
defense manufacturing nations like USA, UK, Russia, France, Israel, Korea,
Sweden, among others. Several of the delegations participating in the Def Expo
are expected to be at the ministerial level. Several top Service Officers
(Army/ Navy/ Air Force) are also participating in the Def Expo 2018.
The main theme of this Def Expo 2018 is to showcase India as
a major hub of defense production in the world. This has generated tremendous
enthusiasm amongst the domestic industries to showcase their indigenously
manufactured platforms and components. Nearly ten companies are booking space
for Def Expo every day. Def Expo 2018 is expected to be held in nearly two lakh
square meters of space.