HomeIndian Air ForceChief of AIR Staff visit’s Maharashtra MSME Defence Expo 2024 at Pune

Chief of AIR Staff visit’s Maharashtra MSME Defence Expo 2024 at Pune

SOURCE: PIB

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In recognition of major contribution to defence sector towards nation building, Government of Maharashtra extended an invitation for participation and capability demonstration of the Indian Air Force during the Maharashtra MSME Defence Exposition at International Exhibition Convention Centre, Moshi, Pune from 24 Feb to 26 Feb 2024.

Participation of large number of MSMEs, private companies, Defence Research and Development Oraganisation (DRDO) laboratories and Defence Public Sector Unit (DPSU) setups in Maharashtra reflected India’s progress towards achieving ‘Atmanirbharta’ in Defence and integration of Armed Forces requirements, R&D and Defence production by public and private players.

Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, visited the expo on 24 Feb 2024 and interacted with the participating industries to make them aware of future requirements of IAF towards achieving self-reliance in line with the ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ goal of the Government of India. IAF, during the expo demonstrated its indigenous capabilities through static display of new generation Advanced Light Helicopter MK-IV and Light Combat Helicopter in addition to Aakash and SAMAR missile systems. The IAF stall showcased products developed by its internal agencies through collaboration with private industry partners.

IAF also setup publicity stall at the venue to attract the youth to join Indian Air Force. Induction Publicity and Exhibition Vehicle (IPEV) was placed at the site to showcase near real life depiction of the range of function and activities under taken by IAF. This publicity drive benefitted participating students from various educational institutions who were curious to learn about various facets of IAF as well as various opportunities available in the IAF for a promising career. They were also briefed about the benefits of joining Indian Air Force as an Officer as well as Agniveervayu (men and women).

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