The 6th International Military-Technical Forum “Army-2020” was held between August 23-29, 2020 at the Patriot Park near Moscow, Russia which was organized by Russian Defence Ministry and operated by International Congresses and Exhibitions Ltd. (ICE Ltd). During the forum, Indian Pavilion was inaugurated by Secretary (Defence Production) Raj Kumar and Indian Ambassador to Russia D.Bala Venkatesh Varma.
- The forum saw the discussions between global military officials, researchers and defence industry experts about the application of 3D technologies in designing, manufacturing and operating weapons and military equipment.
-For the first time, a line of 23 tanks and armoured vehicles were deployed in an open area in Patriot Park, as a part of a unique exhibition tracing the development of Russian tanks throughout history.
-The forum also showcased over 730 pieces of Russian weapons and equipment, as well as 28,000 exhibits from industrial enterprises for a free inspection.
-Delegations from at least 70 nations attended the high-profile event. Belarus, Brazil, India, Kazakhstan, and Pakistan presented the national expositions at the Patriot Congress and Exhibition Centre.
Russia to Deliver First S-400 unit by end of 2021
The first regiment of S-400 anti-air system by Russia will be delivered to India by the end of 2021.
- India has ordered 5 regiments of this system that is designed to take down targets at a range of over 400 km.
- Notably, there is an ongoing portfolio of defence orders worth $15 billion with India as a part of which AK203 rifles will be produced at a factory in Amethi in Uttar Pradesh while the acquisition of Igla-S air defence missiles should be completed soon.
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