New Delhi [India], Sep 03: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will inaugurate here a 3-day defence and homeland security expo on September 6. This is the first time such an event is being organised.
Pertinent issues related to homeland security and defence modernisation with exclusive partnership from the micro, small and medium exterprises (MSME) segment would be discussed and deliberated upon at great length with micro and macro detailing.
Minister of State (MoS) Defence Subhash Ramrao Bhamre, MoS PMO Jitendra Singh and MoS Micro, Small and Medium Exterprises Giriraj Singh will also grace the occasion, presiding over different sessions on September 7.
The expo is being organised for the first time under the aegis of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) with collective partnership from the ministries of Defence, Home Affairs and MSMEs. By holding the expo, the attempt is to make leading policy makers and luminaries from diverse defence segments take part with special focus on MSMEs in defence production and procurement.
PHDCCI president Anil Khaitan in a statement issued said on Friday that the endeavour of the PHDCCI would be to bring in diverse MSME organisations and the defence establishments on one platform during the event to enable mutually beneficial engagement, to make it not only an event of unique nature but conclusive too.
PHDCCI Defence Committee chairman Rajiv Bhatnagar pointed out that PHDCCI in partnership with ministries of Defence, Home Affairs and MSMEs would initiate a number of innovative ways to organise the first Homeland Security and Defence Expo and bring in more than 200 Indian and multinational companies on one platform to enable engagement with the country’s premier in defence establishments. The expo cuts across various industries vis-a-vis surveillance, cybersecurity, bulletproof jackets, robots, drones, hi-tech equipment, including livelihood items, research and development, NSG and police modernisation.