Yangon, Feb.19 : Burma will send an official delegation to the DEFEXPO being held in New Delhi. The arms show will present the Burmese military junta with an opportunity to negotiate new arms contracts, expand their arms trading partners and attend seminars on new weapons technology.
The Indian Defence Exhibition Organization, the main sponsor of Defexpo, confirmed that Association of Southeast Asian Nations member countries including Burma will attend the international arms show, but declined to say who would participate from the Burmese military government.
Other countries attending the fair are the United States, Canada, South Korea, South Africa, France, Germany, the UK, Sweden, Norway, Italy as well as countries that regularly sell arms to Burma-Russia and Ukraine.
China has said it will not attend the event. Indian arms corporations will have a large presence at the exhibition.
According to News Post India, the US has the largest representation at DEFEXPO, with 46 companies including Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, along with the US Defense Department. India is a growing export market for US arms.