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Dignitaries seated on the dais at the Roadshow for DefExpo India-2020, organised by BEL and HAL today at Ghaziabad. They are (L-R) Mr Joydeep Majumdar, GM (NCS & Unit Head)/BEL-Ghaziabad, Mrs Anandi Ramalingam, Director (Marketing), BEL, Dr Amit Sahai, JS (P&C/DDP, MoD), Mrs Alka Arora, JS (SME), Government of India, Dr Rhushabh Goradia, CEO, Syncthreads Computing, and Mr Krishna, GM (Marketing), HAL.

New Delhi. 16 December 2019. Leading Defence PSUs Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Hindustan Aeronautical Limited (HAL) at Delhi organised a Roadshow in the run-up to the 11th biennial edition of DefExpo India-2020, scheduled to be held in Lucknow from February 5-8, 2020.

The road-show was organised to urge vendors from the private sector, MSMEs and start-ups based in Delhi-NCR area to actively participate in the upcoming Defence exhibition and take advantage of the potential business opportunities in the offing.

Defexpo-2020, being organised by the Ministry of Defence, Government of India, has ‘Digital Transformation of Defence’ as its theme. The event would provide a common platform for Defence industries, both public and private, MSMEs and start-ups to showcase their capabilities and R&D strengths to potential customers from both India and abroad.

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Mrs Anandi Ramalingam, Director (Marketing), BEL, speaking at the Roadshow.

Welcoming the gathering, Anandi Ramalingam, Director (Marketing), BEL, said that more and more MSME partners must use this opportunity and showcase their products and capabilities.

Joydeep Majumdar, GM (NCS & Unit Head)/BEL-Ghaziabad, made a detailed presentation on DefExpo and elaborated the advantages for business enterprises on participating in the show. Mrs Alka Arora, JS (SME), Government of India, said that the Government is promoting MSME vendors and encouraging MSMEs to share innovative ideas with Defence organisations. Defexpo is an ideal platform for this.

Dr Amit Sahai, JS (P&C)/DDP, MoD, called upon the participants to be a part of DefExpo and widen their exposure and customer base. He emphasised that this is an international platform where many foreign companied participate. He also briefed the vendors about the Government policies in promoting industries and insisted that MSMEs seize this unique opportunity and take full advantage of it.

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Vendors who participated in the Roadshow.

The Roadshow, which ended with an interactive session, was a grand success with participation from more than 170 vendors from across Delhi-NCR region.