Defence Minister to be Chief Guest at ‘Def-Connect’ on November 11

Defence Industry

New Delhi: The Defence Ministry, which is organising ‘Def-Connect’ in New Delhi on November 11, to showcase the accomplishments of the Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) initiative and construct a strong outreach towards the potential future entrepreneurs of the defence sector will have Defence Minister Rajnath Singh as the Chief Guest.

The day-long conference aims to bring together all stakeholders of the iDEX ecosystem i.e. Ministry of Defence (MoD), iDEX selected startups, Partner Incubators, Defence Innovation Organisation (DIO), Nodal agencies (Indian Army, Navy, Airforce), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs), Indian Ordnance Factories (IOFs), MSMEs and industry associations to showcase the growth of the defence ecosystem in the country and recognise the infinite potential of the MSMEs and startups for future growth of the defence sector in the country.


The launch of iDEX portal of Defence India Startup Challenge (DISC)-III are some of the major activities planned during this day-long event. Panel discussions with eminent personalities in the field of innovation in defence sector will also be held. MoUs between the new incubators and private industry will be exchanged in the presence of Minister of State (MoS) for Defence Shripad Naik.