Lucknow Defence Expo 2020: Everything you need to know about the city’s first DefExpo!

F-21 Fighter Jet, 150 foreign stalls & Airshow; here's all that we know about Lucknow's DefExpo 2020

Lucknow is no stranger to huge events and big gatherings yet nothing can surpass the buzz and activity that has been created by the upcoming Defence Expo 2020. The capital of Uttar Pradesh is scurrying with activity in anticipation of, undoubtedly, one of the biggest events the city has ever hosted.

The Defence Expo 2020 is Lucknow's first event of such a mammoth scale and the stakes are set high, as the expo will have over 925 exhibitors showcasing their top-of-the-line defence and military equipment.

What's the update?

Preparations being made for the Lucknow Defence Expo 2020

Defence Expo 2020, which will be taking place in Lucknow from 5th to 9th of February, is a humongous event for the state capital and the country. With the year's theme being- 'India: The Emerging Defence Manufacturing Hub', India aims to rope in international defence companies to manufacture and set up base in the country.

The Defence Expo is expected to see some top-notch modern and cutting edge military equipment which can substantially enhance India's military and defensive prowess.

What's big?

Airbus C295

The exhibition will see 925 exhibitors, out of which 150 are foreign defence equipment manufacturer while 775 are home-grown.

One of the biggest attractions at the Defence Expo is expected to be the F-21 Fighter Jet brought in by American aerospace giant, Lockheed Martin. European aircraft manufacturer, Airbus, will also showcase its latest military equipment and technologies right here at the venue. Airbus' exhibit will include the models of C295 aircraft- a tough and reliable aircraft, AS565 MBe Panther, the H145M and the H225M helicopters.

Put together, these will do wonders for the first-ever airshow that Lucknow will witness. Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), is also expected to showcase 500 products from various fields of technology.

Knock Knock

Lucknow Defence Expo is one of the biggest news in the city right now and the expo has not even started yet. The DefExpo is expected to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Modi and various dignitaries from around the world will participate here as well.

Happening at Lucknow's Vrindavan Yojana, the expo will be open to only invitees on its initial 3 days, 5-7th February, while on the last two, it will be thrown open to the general public.

More About Defence Expo 2020

Two royal bred horses added to Lucknow's La Martiniere College's stable

Endangered Kathwadi breed horses are now a part of La Martiniere's stable

La Martiniere Collge adds two more rare species to its stables, in the beautiful form of Bajirao, a five-year-old stallion and Anandi, an eight-year-old mammoth mare, both of the Kathwadi endangered breed from Western India. These royally-bred horses were gifted to the college by Monish Bhandari and his wife, Priya, members of the college alma mater. The horses arrived at the college grounds on Saturday in a special air-conditioned vehicle from the farm of Mumbai and Ajmer.

Keep reading... Show less

UP to link medical institutes with virtual ICUs to prioritise treatment of COVID critical patients

Uttar Pradesh ramps up the defence on all grounds to beat the coronavirus, here is how:

The State of Uttar Pradesh is pioneering the use of technology to build an iron-clad defence against the coronavirus, and in tandem with this scientific approach, the Chief Minister has further directed the officials to start a process of patient indexing. All medical institutions in state capital Lucknow and other districts will be linked to virtual ICUs by means of technology that will prioritise the treatment of serious and critically ill COVID patients from experienced doctors.

Keep reading... Show less

Get 100%* return on your car cost at Lucknow's SAS Hyundai, with this never-before-seen offer

SAS Hyundai is introducing an offer which is applicable for everyone & is the first of its kind in the automobile industry.

Established back in 2005, SAS Hyundai is one of the largest and the only platinum Hyundai dealer of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. With a channel of a 4 sales showrooms along with 2 service centers in Lucknow and 1 of each in Sultanpur, Raebareli and Jagdishpur, SAS is a close friend of many automobile lovers in the city. So to make your purchase easier, SAS Hyundai has come up with Sabse Acche Saste SAS Days, which is turning your dream of owning a car into a reality!

Keep reading... Show less

Lucknow receives a new cancer hospital under the banner of Smart City project!

The Chief Minister also emphasized on the 100% geo-tagging of toilets constructed under PM Awas Yojana, CM Awas Yojana or Swacch Bharat Mission.

In an effort to speed up the Smart City project in Lucknow, on Friday the CM of Uttar Pradesh announced that Lucknow now has a new cancer hospital with top-notch amenities. The CM even proclaimed that the Union Defence Minister of India will shortly inaugurate this facility and a flyover too, while amidst the presence of public officials.

Keep reading... Show less

Friday evening would have brought a sigh of relief for health and district officials in Lucknow, as for the first time in September new cases count came down to just 425. With this, 853 people recovered from the deadly virus and the active cases count came down to 8,954. So the question rises- Is the curve bending in Lucknow? Is Lucknow going the herd immunity way? Or is it too early to celebrate?

Keep reading... Show less

Subscribe to our newsletter


Most Read