Colonel Antonio Ribeiro (right), Director of Projects at ABIMDE, and Mr. Anirudh Sharma, from the ApexBrasil office in Dubai - Credit: Divulgação/ABIMDE

ABIMDE (Brazilian Association of Defense and Security Industries) and ApexBrasil (Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency) are carrying out a mission to prospect new opportunities to promote Brazilian Defense and Security Products in the Indian market.

During this week, Colonel Antonio Ribeiro, ABIMDE’s Project Director, together with Mr. Anirudh Sharma, from ApexBrasil’s office in Dubai (United Arab Emirates), will visit DefExpo 2022, in India, to evaluate the feasibility of organizing a “Brazil Pavilion” at the next edition of the event.

Considered the biggest defense and security material exhibition in India, DefExpo 2022 started on Tuesday (18) and continues until Saturday (22) in the city of Gandhinagar. The objective of the mission is to generate opportunities so that the Brazilian defense and security industries can show the Indian government and the Asian market all their capabilities and potential, and thus repeat the successful initiative of some companies that have already started very productive partnerships with local companies.

Ministry of Defense

ABIMDE works in close interaction with the Brazilian Ministry of Defense which, through the Secretariat of Defense Products (SEPROD), is also present at DefExpo 2022.

According to the Ministry of Defense, the Brazilian participation in the event allows for the increase of partnerships aimed at technological and industrial development in the area of Defense and the expansion of relationships with governments and armed forces of friendly countries and their respective defense industries.

On Tuesday (18), the Director of the Defense Products Department, Rear-Admiral Vagner Belarmino, participated in a bilateral meeting with the Indian Defense Secretary, Mr. Ajay Kumar, during which issues related to defense cooperation were discussed.

Brazil's DoD participation in India's largest defense products and technologies fair provides an opportunity for mutual cooperation
Brazil’s DoD participation in India’s largest defense products and technologies fair provides an opportunity for mutual cooperation


With 37 years of activities, the Brazilian Defense and Security Industries Association (ABIMDE) is recognized as the legitimate interlocutor of the Defense and Security Industrial Base in Brazil. The entity promotes actions for the valorization and promotion of the companies of the sector in the national and international markets, and for the strengthening or implementation of policies and programs that ensure the development of this industry. Among its more than 200 members are the main defense and security companies installed in the country.

ABOUT ApexBrasil

The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (ApexBrasil) works to promote Brazilian products and services abroad and attract foreign investments to strategic sectors of the Brazilian economy.

The Agency performs several commercial promotion actions, such as prospective and commercial missions, business rounds, support to the participation of Brazilian companies in major international fairs, and visits of foreign buyers and opinion makers to get to know the Brazilian productive structure.

*** Translated by the DEFCONPress FYI team ***

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