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Defence Minister to Inaugurate DefConnect 2.0 Tomorrow

Defence Industry

New Delhi: The one-day event DefConnect 2.0, being organised by Innovations for Defence Excellence-Defence Innovation Organisation (iDEX-DIO) will be inaugurated by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on April 22. The event will bring together start-ups, big companies and armed forces personnel to boost indigenous innovation in defence sector, the defence ministry said on April 21. iDEX-DIO works under the defence ministry.

According to the defence ministry statement, “The DefConnect will provide a unique opportunity for innovators associated with iDEX-DIO to showcase their capabilities, products and state-of-the-art-technologies to the target audience of the industry leaders.” The event will attract a large number of innovators and investors from India’s leading industries in the defence sector, the ministry said.

The event will bring together start-ups, corporates and military representatives to ascertain the indigenous innovations leading us into a bright future. The start-ups get to leverage this opportunity to generate investments and leads for future operations. It will include sessions with stalwarts of the industry, various announcements and static exhibitions of an array of start-ups supported by iDEX-DIO, it said.