At the venue of the Defence Expo 2018 in Chennai. (Photograph: BloombergQuint)

DefExpo 2018: In Pictures

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The 10th edition of the Defence Expo was held in Chennai this year. The biennial event saw more than 25 Indian and global companies participate. Foreign players like Lockheed Martin and SAAB showcased their flagship fighter aircraft and Indian firms like Ashok Leyland, Tata Motors and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. had their own line-up of new products. L&T, one of the largest private domestic defence players in the country, also displayed an autonomous under-water vehicle. The highlight was the land, air and sea exercise put together by the Indian armed forces on Wednesday.

Here’s a glimpse of some of the most modern and upgraded weaponry on display.

The Rudra

Rudra, manufactured by HAL, is India’s first indigenous armed helicopter. (Source: BloombergQuint)
Rudra, manufactured by HAL, is India’s first indigenous armed helicopter. (Source: BloombergQuint)

Drones

Medium range Drones by Aeronautics, Israel. Mahindra Defence has partnered with Aeronautics to make these in India. (Source: BloombergQuint)
Medium range Drones by Aeronautics, Israel. Mahindra Defence has partnered with Aeronautics to make these in India. (Source: BloombergQuint)

The SAAB Gripen

SAAB displays its Gripen-E fighter jet at the 10th Defence Expo. (Source: BloombergQuint)
SAAB displays its Gripen-E fighter jet at the 10th Defence Expo. (Source: BloombergQuint)

India’s Indigenous Missile System

Nirbhaya Missile System and launcher on display. (Source: BloombergQuint)
Nirbhaya Missile System and launcher on display. (Source: BloombergQuint)

The Arjun Tank

 Main Battle Tank Arjun Mk-I on diplay at DRDO pavilion. (Source: BloombergQuint)
Main Battle Tank Arjun Mk-I on diplay at DRDO pavilion. (Source: BloombergQuint)

The Akash Missile System

Akash Missile System by Bharat Dynamics on display at Defence Expo 2018. (Source: BloombergQuint)
Akash Missile System by Bharat Dynamics on display at Defence Expo 2018. (Source: BloombergQuint)

Adamya: Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

Adamya, an autonomous underwater vehicle manufactured by L&T for the Indian Navy. (Source: BloombergQuint)
Adamya, an autonomous underwater vehicle manufactured by L&T for the Indian Navy. (Source: BloombergQuint)

Rocket Launchers

Anti-submarine Warfare Rocket Launcher manufactured by L&T. (Source: BloombergQuint)
Anti-submarine Warfare Rocket Launcher manufactured by L&T. (Source: BloombergQuint)

Amphibious Vehicles

Wheeled Armoured Amphibious Platform by Tata Defence and Aerospace. (Source: BloombergQuint)
Wheeled Armoured Amphibious Platform by Tata Defence and Aerospace. (Source: BloombergQuint)

Mobile Rocket Launchers

Vehicle Mounted Rocket Launchers by L&T. (Source: BloombergQuint) 
Vehicle Mounted Rocket Launchers by L&T. (Source: BloombergQuint) 

Let The Games Begin

Indian Air Forces Sarang display team. Source: PTI Photo
Indian Air Forces Sarang display team. Source: PTI Photo
Advanced Light Helicopter being developed by HAL on live display. Source: PTI Photo
Advanced Light Helicopter being developed by HAL on live display. Source: PTI Photo
An Indian Arjun Mark II tank drives through the sand during a live demo for the public. (Source: PTI)
An Indian Arjun Mark II tank drives through the sand during a live demo for the public. (Source: PTI)
Indian Air Forces Sarang display team stage a live demo. (Source: PTI)
Indian Air Forces Sarang display team stage a live demo. (Source: PTI)
Marcos being airlifted as part of the Live demonstration at the 10th Defence Expo. (Source: PTI)
Marcos being airlifted as part of the Live demonstration at the 10th Defence Expo. (Source: PTI)
Marcos para-trooped from 10,000 feet as part of the Live demonstration at the 10th Defence Expo. (Source: PTI)
Marcos para-trooped from 10,000 feet as part of the Live demonstration at the 10th Defence Expo. (Source: PTI)

Armed Force personnel stage a live demo in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi (unseen) after the inauguration of 10th edition of India’s Mega Defence Exhibition - DefExpo 2018.

Indian Naval warships in formation as part of the live demonstration at the 10th Defence Expo. (Source: PTI)
Indian Naval warships in formation as part of the live demonstration at the 10th Defence Expo. (Source: PTI)
A Dornier accompanies Hawks as part of the live demonstration at the 10th Defence Expo. (Source: BloombergQuint)
A Dornier accompanies Hawks as part of the live demonstration at the 10th Defence Expo. (Source: BloombergQuint)
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