Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh chaired the first meeting of the Apex Committee for DefExpo 2020 in New Delhi on September 9 2019, in the presence of Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath. The huge exhibition that will showcase India’s Defence manufacturing capabilities as well as the world’s top defence manufacturing companies would be held for the first time in Lucknow from 05 – 08 February, 2020.
Reviewing the planning and arrangements for the event, Raksha Mantri said that the DefExpo 2020 would give a great fillip to investments being sought for the defence corridor in Uttar Pradesh. He recalled that during his recent visit to South Korea, several Korean companies have expressed interest to invest in Uttar Pradesh.
Rajnath Singh expressed confidence that UP State government would extend full cooperation for the successful conduct of the event. Nearly 300 acres land has already been identified by the UP Government for the event.
Lauding the successful conduct of Investors’ Summit and PravasiBharatiya Divas earlier by the UP Government led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Rajnath Singh said that DefExpo “would also be a shining example for future such events”.
Yogi Adityanath assured full support of his government to Ministry of Defence for the successful conduct of DefExpo 2020. Terming it as a matter of pride to host DefExpo 2020, Yogi Adityanath thanked the Government of India for choosing Lucknow as venue for the prestigious event. He said the site leveling work is going on at present and the site would be handed over by the end of this month. Yogi Adityanath said a land bank of 3,000 acres is available for companies desirous to invest in Uttar Pradesh and assured them of all necessary cooperation.