SIBAT – the International Defense Cooperation Directorate at Israel’s Ministry of Defense – will present a record number of Israeli companies in the Israel National Pavilion at the upcoming Defexpo India exhibition, reflecting the strengthening technological cooperation between the two countries.
Twenty-eight Israeli companies will present a wide range of advanced technologies – many of them operational – including sophisticated sensors and systems protecting borders and sensitive facilities, robotic and automotive logistics, electro-optics for artillery and infantry, airborne satellite communications, fire control solutions, tactical medical equipment, and more.
According to SIBAT Director Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Mishel Ben Baruch, “Israel is working with India to enhance cooperation in various technological areas. India is a country with tremendous capabilities. Israel’s large presence at Defexpo reflects our desire to strengthen ties with Indian companies and increase local production of military technologies. Many of the Israeli companies at the exhibit are already working closely with Indian companies, creating local job growth through domestic production. We are confident that this relationship will result in the advancement of large projects for the Indian defense forces.”
He continued, “In the area of defense, Israel and India face similar threats, and the technological cooperation between the two countries will advance them both in their attempts to counter these threats, as well as contributing to their economic independence. At Defexpo 2016, the Israel National Pavilion will present a wide variety of proven technologies targeting the defense market. SIBAT provides official governmental support and backing to collaboration between Israeli and Indian companies.”