India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the premier trade body representing the Indian Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) industry today said it will be hosting 'DEFTRONICS-2017' here on August 31 and September 1.
According to a release issued by the industry body, the theme of the two-day event is Accelerating Self-reliance in Aerospace, Defence and Internal Security.
"India has been one of the leading spenders in defence for the past few years and continues to have defence imports of USD 5.9 billion, contributing 15 per cent to the total imports of defence products in the world.
"IESA has recognised this as a great opportunity to continue its effort to build and support the manufacturing ecosystem in the defence space.
"DEFTRONICS-2017 is focussed on providing sessions on the various opportunities in the defence, defence manufacturing, skilling, major programs of defence, etc," it said.
The two-day summit will see exhibits from over 20 companies including start-ups in the aero and defence space.
The objective of the summit is to strengthen the ecosystem and help participating companies reach out to wider network; engage with peers on exchanging ideas and discovering new opportunities, it added.