PANAJI: Pakistan and China do not feature in the list of 117 countries invited to participate in the defence expo which would be held in Goa next month, defence minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday.
"We have not invited Pakistan and China to exhibit their technology at the event. The delegation from China would be arriving, but they cannot be called participants of the Defence Expo," Parrikar said.
"Pakistan is neither participating nor is their delegation allowed. Even if they intend to come and witness the expo, that too is not permitted," he added.
Of the 117 countries invited to exhibit their wares at the exhibition, 44 had confirmed the presence, he said. As many as 881 companies had confirmed their participation, Parrikar said.
Invite North Korea.
good decision, India doesn't need, as pak China r always in anti- India club
why we invite countries working against us
Good. Done. By. Govt.
Wise decision not have them
Why inviting them directly, congress is Pak agent and CPM works for China
S L Gera
Very good and bold decision.
what s use of such expo ?
Is it the fault of Indian government? I don't think so!
Forget China and Pakistan. It is foolish to display defence expo.
What is displayed on 26th Jan parade is enough.
good attitude. ..... but india must have friendship with china....
Ravi K Gupta
Congress needs to protest against this barbaric decision...!!
Well done, keep out known enemies from this expo though their friends Congress and communists would cry about it
Nation first, do not bother about opposition when their patriotism is suspect.