The Indian Army is gearing up to participate in the upcoming Indo-Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference (IPACC), scheduled for September 26-27 in Delhi. The primary objective for India’s presence at the conference is to explore export opportunities for its indigenously manufactured military hardware.
During the conference, India will showcase a wide range of military equipment, including artillery guns, various types of drones, counter-unmanned aerial systems, anti-drone weapons and jammers, assault rifles, sniper rifles, and ballistic protection gear. This display aims to attract the attention of potential international buyers interested in procuring Indian defense products.
The IPACC is a significant gathering, jointly hosted by the Indian and US armies, and it will be the largest conference for land forces in the Indo-Pacific region. The event will witness participation from 20 countries, represented either by their army chiefs or high-ranking officials like vice chiefs or deputy commanders.
India has set ambitious goals for defense exports, with a target of achieving Rs 35,000 crore in exports by 2024-25. Experts believe that this target is attainable given India’s growing capabilities and the demand for its defense products in the international market.
The IPACC serves as a valuable platform for fostering collaboration and understanding among the top military leaders in the Indo-Pacific region. The conference’s overarching goal is to promote peace, security, and prosperity across the region, emphasizing the significance of defense cooperation and partnerships in maintaining stability in the Indo-Pacific.
By showcasing its military capabilities and equipment at the IPACC, India aims to position itself as a reliable and competitive player in the global defense industry. This initiative aligns with India’s broader objectives of bolstering its defense manufacturing sector, enhancing self-reliance in defense production, and contributing to its economy through defense exports.