The Coimbatore District Small Industries Association (Codissia) organised a ‘Defence Indigenisation Expo’ in the city on March 5 and 6 to promote manufacturing for the Defence sector by industries in the region.

Mr. V. Sundaram, President of the Association, said that almost 300 products were displayed at the 15 stalls at the Codissia Trade Fair Complex. The Indian Army, Navy and Air Force, public sector undertakings such as HAL, BEML, BEL, BDL, the Ordnance Factory Board and DRDO displayed their components.

A pavilion was made by Codissia for catalogues and details of the components made by the local industries.