Asia’s Premier Air Show ‘Aero-India’ Begins In Bengaluru
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated the 12th edition of Asia’s premier Air show ‘Aero India-2019’ at Yelahanka air force station recently. Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre, Karnataka Chief Minister, Air chief Marshal B S Dhanoa and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.
As many as 61 aircraft, including HAL’s indigenous products LCA Tejas are all set to roar in the city skies in the five-day long biennial event.
Aero-India 2019 will showcase India’s air defence prowess. It will also act as a platform for aviation companies, the defence sector and government to forge new alliances and contracts.
The global event will witness participation from countries like Israel, US, UK, Germany, Russia and France to name a few.
In the 12th edition of Asia’s premier air show at the Yelahanka air base here, Sitharaman made a strong pitch for ‘Make in India” and referred to a slew of initiatives taken by the government, including permitting 100 per cent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Defence manufacturing.