Without any doubt, from an organising standpoint, the expo was a perfect ‘Maha Satyanaas’, thanks to the Goa State Government’s functioning at neolithic efficiency levels. The following published comments aptly illustrate the ‘refusing to develop’ mindsets of those in the decision-making hierarchies of both the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the Goa State Government.
It was refreshing to see the return to DEFEXPO of exhibitors like South Africa’s ARMSCOR and DENEL Group, and Italy’s FINMECCANICA.
However, all foreign exhibitors had nothing new to exhibit, unlike last February’s Singapore Air Show, where DEW-based air-defence systems were showcased.
Let us now take stock of some of the prominent exhibits that were displayed.