It has been decided to organize Def Expo 2016 in Quitol, Naqueri Betul in Quepem area of South Goa, in the State of Goa. The Government of Goa was requested to make approximately 150 acres of land available for the purpose. However, Government of Goa has not allotted any land formally for the purpose to the Ministry of Defence. The Def Expo has been organized in previous years in Delhi. No land was allotted for Def Expo in Delhi. Def Expo used to be organized in Pragati Maidan, a property of India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO), by hiring the space.
This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Shri Shantaram Naik in Rajya Sabha today.