Ahead of the DefExpo 2020 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, the intelligence agencies on Tuesday issued a high alert to the administration and security agencies after receiving input that 11 terrorist organisations might try to disrupt the event. The event will kickstart on February 5 with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to preside over the inaugural ceremony.
The intelligence agencies have given input that these terrorist organizations will enter India via Nepal route, after which a high alert was issued on the India-Nepal border. Along with this, the police and Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel have been conducting flag marches around the venue and in the crowded areas.
This Expo will house the Defense Ministers of 35 countries, Military Chief of 54 countries and Industrialists of arms manufacturers from all over the world.
This is the 11th edition of the biennial mega Defence Exhibition, DefExpo. With over 1000 national and international Companies vying to present their wares at the expo, this is the largest DefExpo so far in India.
The theme of the Expo is ‘India: The Emerging Defence Manufacturing Hub’. The aim is to bring the leading technologies in the defence sector under one roof and provide a myriad of opportunities for the government, private manufacturers and startups.
The event will cover the entire spectrum of the country’s aerospace, defence and security interests.