Photos: PM Modi kicks off DefExpo 20 in Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh's capital city is host to the 11th edition of DefExpo 2020 from February 5th to 9th. The biennial military exhibition was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday. The theme for DefExpo 2020 is ‘India: The Emerging Defence Manufacturing Hub’ and the focus is on 'Digital Transformation of Defence'.

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An Arjun Main Battle Tank Mk-1 sits on display in the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) area during the DefExpo 2020 in Lucknow. The main theme of the DefExpo is ‘India: The Emerging Defence Manufacturing Hub’ and the focus will be on ‘Digital Transformation of Defence’. (T Narayan / Bloomberg)

An Arjun Main Battle Tank Mk-1 sits on display in the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) area during the DefExpo 2020 in Lucknow. The main theme of the DefExpo is ‘India: The Emerging Defence Manufacturing Hub’ and the focus will be on ‘Digital Transformation of Defence’. (T Narayan / Bloomberg)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 11th edition of Def Expo. In his inaugural speech, he coined a new mantra, “Make in India, for India and for the world,” and said this policy is being adhered to by his government to prepare robust defence infrastructure in the country. (DD NEWS/PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 11th edition of Def Expo. In his inaugural speech, he coined a new mantra, “Make in India, for India and for the world,” and said this policy is being adhered to by his government to prepare robust defence infrastructure in the country. (DD NEWS/PTI)

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A Hybrid BIHO (Gun and Missile Air Defense System) tank sits on display at the Hanwha Defence. Delegates from 70 countries and 172 foreign military manufacturers will attend the five-day mega exhibition, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has said. As many as 856 Indian defence firms will also showcase their products at the event. (T Narayan / Bloomberg)

A Hybrid BIHO (Gun and Missile Air Defense System) tank sits on display at the Hanwha Defence. Delegates from 70 countries and 172 foreign military manufacturers will attend the five-day mega exhibition, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has said. As many as 856 Indian defence firms will also showcase their products at the event. (T Narayan / Bloomberg)

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Akash surface-to-air missiles are displayed at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) area. Modi said even Indian Industry can benefit free of cost from the relevant transfer of technology by the DRDO, made possible by his government. (T Narayan / Bloomberg)

Akash surface-to-air missiles are displayed at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) area. Modi said even Indian Industry can benefit free of cost from the relevant transfer of technology by the DRDO, made possible by his government. (T Narayan / Bloomberg)

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Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat at a stall during the DefExpo. The fifth India-Russia Military Industry Conference is also being held on the sidelines of the DefExpo, over 100 Russian and over 200 Indian industry leaders are expected to participate in the conference. (PTI)

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat at a stall during the DefExpo. The fifth India-Russia Military Industry Conference is also being held on the sidelines of the DefExpo, over 100 Russian and over 200 Indian industry leaders are expected to participate in the conference. (PTI)

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Indian Army soldiers are seen in various combat uniforms during the show. The Prime Minister said there was special emphasis on cutting down defence import and increase export. (T Narayan / Bloomberg)

Indian Army soldiers are seen in various combat uniforms during the show. The Prime Minister said there was special emphasis on cutting down defence import and increase export. (T Narayan / Bloomberg)

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A model of an Exocet MM40 Block 3 New Generation long range anti-ship missile sits on display at the Larsen & Toubro Ltd. Booth. DefExpo is India’s biennial military exhibition that showcases the country’s potential to become a global defence manufacturing hub. (T Narayan / Bloomberg)

A model of an Exocet MM40 Block 3 New Generation long range anti-ship missile sits on display at the Larsen & Toubro Ltd. Booth. DefExpo is India’s biennial military exhibition that showcases the country’s potential to become a global defence manufacturing hub. (T Narayan / Bloomberg)

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