DefConnect 2024 to encourage indigenous defence innovation

Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh inaugurated DefConnect 2024 in New Delhi on 4 March 2024.

  • The event aims to encourage indigenous defence innovation and marks a significant milestone in the country’s defence innovation landscape.
  • DefConnect 2024 brings together key stakeholders including the Armed Forces, defence industry leaders, start-ups, academia, and policymakers.
  • Its goal is to facilitate meaningful engagements, showcase cutting-edge technologies, and foster collaboration, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the Defence sector.
  • It is being organised by Innovations for Defence Excellence-Defence Innovation Organisation (iDEX-DIO), under the Department of Defence Production.
  • The iDEX framework enables military personnel to collaborate with innovators in a co-development model.
  • iDEX was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2018 to provide a unified platform for stakeholders in the defence and aerospace sectors, overseeing technology development and potential collaborations.

Q: What is the primary objective of DefConnect 2024?

a) To promote international defence cooperation
b) To showcase defence procurement procedures
c) To encourage indigenous defence innovation
d) To facilitate diplomatic engagements

Ans : c) To encourage indigenous defence innovation

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