Key Highlights of Upcoming DefExpo 2022 in Gandhinagar, Gujarat

Exports, Investments in defence start-ups & MSMEs, Aatmanirbharta in Defence R&D & Futuristic Technologies among the diverse subjects to be covered

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Ministry of Defence is organising the 12th edition of the prestigious biennial defence exhibition – DefExpo 2022 – in Gandhinagar, Gujarat between October 18-22, 2022. This mega-defence exhibition is focusing on Land, Air, Naval and Homeland Security systems. The Government of India, with policy initiatives of ‘Make in India’ and ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’, believes that the country has tremendous potential to become a leading supplier of complete defence solutions to many of its friendly nations.

The seminars during the event will be held at Mahatma Mandir Convention and Exhibition Centre, Gandhinagar in a hybrid format, enabling the speakers as well as the audience to participate virtually. These will be streamed worldwide. The seminars will be conducted by the leading Industry Associations, Think Tanks, Indian Defence Public Sector Entities, Service Headquarters (SHQs), Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), Directorate General of Quality Assurance (DGQA), Ministry of Civil Aviation and State Government etc.

The theme of these seminars will broadly cover Exports, Financing and Investments in Defence Start-ups & MSMEs, the Emerging role of MSME in Aerospace manufacturing & MRO, Aatmanirbharta in Defence R&D, Futuristic Autonomous Technologies for Air Dominance etc. Leading international and national experts from Defence and Aerospace sector are the speakers for various seminars. The details of the seminars are available on DefExpo 22 website and mobile app. The schedule of the seminars is as follows:

18th Oct 2022 : Morning Session (1000-1445 hrs)

TimeConducting ForumTopic/ ThemeHall No.
1000-1145SIDMStimulating India’s Defence Exports1
45 Minutes gap for 2nd Seminar
1345-1445SHQ Navy- SIDMArming for tomorrow- Envisioning the manned-unmanned force mix for armed forces
1000-1230PHDCCIFinancing and Investments in Defence Startups & MSMEs2
1000-1130Synergia FoundationFuture of conflict (Technologies)-Outer space, deep ocean and the Cyber world as key domains of conflict3
45 Minutes gap for 2nd Seminar
1215-1345Govt of Tamil NaduTamil Nadu- the global hotspot for aerospace and defence Manufacturing

18th Oct 2022 : Afternoon Session (1530-1815 hrs)

TimeConducting ForumTopic/ ThemeHall No.
1530-1730FICCIOne year of corporatization of OFB: Lessons and way forward1
1645-1815MoCA – CIICivil-Defence Convergence : Emerging Role of MSME in Aerospace Manufacturing & MRO2
1530-1730ASSOCHAMTechnologies required for manufacturing of an indigenous Aeroengine for Atmanirbhar Bharat3

19th Oct 2022 : Afternoon Session (1430-1815 hrs)

TimeConducting ForumTopic/ ThemeHall No.
1430-1545Bharat Chamber of Commerce‘Pricing Strategy for Defence Exports: How India can acquire a competitive edge over her peers’1
45 Minutes gap for 2nd Seminar
1630-1815Govt of GujaratGujarat : Taking a Quantum Leap in Aerospace & Defence Sector / Gujarat : Propelling Atmanirbhar Bharat in Aerospace & Defence Sector/ Gujarat : Contributing to India Defence Stack
1430-1600SHQ IAF – SIDMCertification and Qualification of Airborne Stores: Supporting the Private Sector to promote indigenous R & D and manufacturing.3
45 Minutes gap for 2nd Seminar
1645-1800Govt of UPIntegration of Aerospace & Defence (A&D) Startups, MSMEs with established A&D Players and Sector’s value chain

20th Oct 2022 : Morning Session (1000-1330 hrs)

TimeConducting ForumTopic/ ThemeHall No.
1000-1245ASSOCHAMFuturistic technology for defence production1
1000-1245DGQAGlobal QA Practices2
1000-1245USIBC – SIDMNew Frontiers in US-India Defence Cooperation: Next Generation Technology, Innovation & Make in India.3
1030-1330DRDOAatmanirbharta in Defence R&D- Synergistic Approach.4

20th Oct 2022 : Afternoon Session (1400-1715 hrs)

TimeConducting ForumTopic/ ThemeHall No.
1400-1545HQ IDS – FICCI“Atmanirbhar Bharat” & “Make in India” Road Map for the Armed Forces1
1400-1530SHQ Army-SIDMSynergising Defence Industry competence in Research & Design with National Security Need.2
45 Minutes gap for 2nd Seminar
1615-1715DGDEDraft Standards for Drone Survey
1400-1515Indian Chamber of CommerceIndia Rising : – Defence Opportunities in ASEAN and BIMSTEC 



45 Minutes gap for 2nd Seminar
1600-1715HALFuturistic Autonomous Technologies for Air Dominance

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