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‘Mission DefSpace’: Indian Industry, Startups To Develop Innovative Solutions For Defence Forces In Space Domain

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the DefExpo 2022 in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar on Wednesday (19 October).

After inaugurating the event, he will also launch ‘Mission DefSpace’ to boost India’s space related defence preparedness.

The Mission DefSpace is an initiative of the government to enable the development of innovative solutions for the defence forces in the space domain through industry and startups, according to a Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) release.

The DefExpo 2022, which will be held under the theme ‘Path to Pride’, will witness the largest ever participation in Indian defence expo held till date.

For the first time, the expo will witness a defence exhibition held exclusively for Indian companies including Indian subsidiaries of foreign OEMs, division of company registered in India, exhibitor having joint venture with an Indian company.

The Expo will have an India Pavilion and ten state pavilions.

At the India Pavilion, PM Modi will unveil HTT-40, the indigeneous trainer aircraft designed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).

The aircraft has state of art contemporary systems and has been designed with pilot friendly features. 

During the expo, the first ever investors’ meet for defence will also be held.

The event will also witness more than hundred startups getting an opportunity to showcase their innovations at Manthan 2022, the defence innovation event of iDEX (Innovations for Defence Excellence).

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