On Friday, India organized a DefExpo in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania to expand its defense sector footprints in Africa. A Mini-DefExpo was organized by the Indian High Commission in Dar-es-Salaam led Indian delegation by Anuraj Bajpai, Joint Secretary, Indian Ministry of Defence.
The occasion witnessed seven companies from the government and nine companies from the private sector participating. The companies were HAL, BEL, BDL, AVNL, MDL, GRSE, L&T, Ashok Leylands, Bharat Forge, Idea Technology, Tata Advanced System, and Adani Defence, Zen Technology, MKU Ltd, Tunga Aerospace, and AWEIL.
The event was held in a one-to-one session between the TPDF officers and company representatives.
It was inaugurated by the chief guest Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax, Minister of Defence of Tanzania. TPDF and Indian Partners were encouraged by Dr. Tax to work together with an open mind and build a partnership.
TPDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. M. E. Mkinguke and senior TPDF officials were also in attendance. COL Lt Gen Mkingule reviewed historical relations between India and Tanzania and stressed the importance of bilateral defense cooperation between the two countries.
India and Tanzania might have longstanding defense cooperation in trading, capacity building, and the supply of equipment.