Industrial Laser Solutions Editorial Advisor Anant Deshpande reports from LASER World of PHOTONICS India, held in late September 2018. The annual LASER World of PHOTONICS India (LWoP India) trade fair was held September 26-28, 2018, at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), and organized by Messe Muenchen India. This year’s show was much larger and better than last year, with more than 150 exhibitors from 13 countries. Exhibitors included leading players Trumpf, Coherent, IPG Photonics, Laserline, and Precitec, all making their presence felt. Integrators such as Suresh Indu, Scantech, Sahajanand Ahmedabad, Meera Laser, and Bradma were also present with their live demonstrations apart from leading representative companies in India that include Laser Science, Advance Photonics, ATOS, AMIL, and Precitec. The show had German and Chinese pavilions where, for example, Scanlab demonstrated its excelliSCAN scanning system and Raycus showcased its 6 kW fiber laser. Participation from Chinese companies was quite visible, as half of the show’s second hall featured laser companies including Raycus, Max Photonics, Shenzhen JPT Opto-Electronics, and CAS Laser, and complete mach...