Pune. 25 March 2019. On the occasion of Africa India Field Training Exercise(AFINDEX) 2019, FICCI, jointly with Army Design Bureau (ADB) and Indian Army is organising ‘Defence Equipment Display’ from 26-27 March 2019 at Aundh Military Station, Pune to showcase India’s capability and enable export opportunities. The equipment display will showcase indigenously manufactured defence equipment which can be exported to the visiting 17 African nations.
General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff of Indian Army; Lt Gen SK Saini, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C), Southern Command and other senior dignitaries from the Indian Army and African Nations are expected to inaugurate the equipment display on March 27, 2019. The dignitaries will also release defence equipment catalogue containing details of 300+ indigenously manufactured defence equipment/products.
India, for the last few years, has been streamlining its export regulations and licensing policies to create avenues for defence exports and allow it to break into the exclusive club of defence exporting countries. Undoubtedly, Africa is one of the potential defence export markets for India as it is a price sensitive region.
Indian companies will be showcasing their capabilities on Small Arms and Munitions; Surveillance and Security Management Equipment; Communication Equipment; Body Protection Armour; Light and Heavy Vehicles; Bullet Proof and IED Protected Vehicle; Simulators; IED Detection Equipment; System Engineering; Counter Terrorism related equipment and Prosthetics & Artificial Limbs.
Major players at Equipment display include DRDO, OFB, BEL, BEML, Bharat Forge, SM Group, MKU Ltd. Other exhibitors include Altair Technologies, Economic Explosives, Narendra Explosives, GRSE, Midhani, Minerva Special Vehicles, Garware Chemicals, Nucleonix Systems, Entremonde Polycoaters, Rise Legs, Tonbo Imaging, Kotkar Energy Dynamics, Decagon, Vehant Technologies.
Senior Army Officials from the following African countries are taking part in the field training exercise and will be visiting the equipment display at AFINDEX 2019.