A webinar cum expo was organised between the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of National Defence Vietnam . The theme of the webinar was India – Vietnam Defence Cooperation. Various Indian companies such as Bharat Electronics Limited, Bharat Forge, Economic Explosives Limited, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, Goa Shipyards Limited, HBL Power Systems, Larsen and Toubro Limited, Mahindra Defence, MKU, SMPP, Tata Advanced Systems made company and product presentations. Thirty-seven companies set up virtual exhibition stalls in the expo.
Ambassador of India to Vietnam Pranay Verma, Chief of General Department of Defence Industries Vietnam Lieutenant General Tran Hong Minh and other senior officials from both sides participated in the webinar. Joint Secretary Defence Industries Production Anurag Bajpai emphasised that the mission for Self-Reliant India is not just inward looking, but also about producing cost effective quality products and catering to the whole world especially friendly nations. He envisaged that Indian shipbuilding has come of age and gained tremendous expertise in this field. Indian shipyards are willing to work with Vietnamese shipyards for construction, repair and maintenance of platforms.
The webinar was organised under the aegis of Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence through FICCI. It is part of the series of webinars which are being organised with friendly foreign countries in order to boost defence exports and achieve defence export target of USD 5 billion by 2025.
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