MOSCOW — At the International Military-Technical Forum “ARMY-2021,” India has pitched its indigenously built fighter aircraft LCA Tejas, Anti Tank Guided Missiles, Arjun Main Battle Tank (MK1A), which is to be held in the Moscow region.
Vladimir Putin, on Aug. 23, will attend the opening ceremony of the Army 2021 international military-technical forum and the International Army Games 2021 at the Russian Armed Forces military patriotic park Patriot.
“In Army 2021, we are participating to showcase our export products some of them are LCA Tejas, Airborne Early Warning and Control System, 8x-gun which has the longest range around 48 kilometers, Arjun Tank mark 1A, Helina and Nag, Survellience Radar Rohini and Fire control radar,” said N.K. Arya, Director, Directorate of Public Interface at Defense Research and Development Organization.
“We are also displaying the Akash missile. Carbine JVPC is also on display.”
He further elaborated that India has massive potential in terms of the export of defense systems.
“Defence Exports from India have huge potential to grow further. We have just started,” said Arya.
“DRDO (Defense Research and Development Organization) being a developer of most of the indigenous systems, and it is acknowledged that DRDO should be presenting various products and various systems to the world. I am sure this step will go a long way to take Indian exports further.”
Talking about the aim of DRDO in “ARMY-2021”, Arya said, many people are not aware that India can export such defense systems and that awareness will be created.
“Hopeful that some business deals may be started based on this as per past exhibitions. This will be a definite start of the new deal and showcasing the product to make people aware,” he said.
Defense Research and Development Organization, the R&D Arm of the Ministry of Defence, is participating in the International Military-Technical Forum “ARMY-2021” at Kubinka, Moscow, from Aug. 22-28.
It is the part of India’s pavilion where advanced defense technologies and systems will be displayed along with Indian Defence Industries, Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL), Ordnance Factories, and Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML), etc.
Defense Research and Development Organization is developing many advanced technologies and systems in missiles, Light Combat Aircraft, Multi-barrel Rocket Launcher, Main Battle Tanks, Radars, Missile-based Air Defence System, Naval Systems, and Life Science related products.
The 11 products which can be exported is displayed at India Pavilion during the event like, Beyond Visual Range Air to Air Missile (BVRAAM) ‘ASTRA,’ Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM)-NAG and HELINA, Surface to Air Missile (SAM) ‘Akash,’ Light Combat Aircraft (LCA)-Tejas, Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&C), Identification of Friend and Foe (IFF), Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS).
This list also includes Joint Venture Protective Carbine (JVPC), Arjun Main Battle Tank (MK1A), Rohini Radar, and Air Defence Fire Control Radar (ADFCR)-Atulya Radar.
(With inputs from ANI)
Edited by Saptak Datta and Ritaban Misra
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