The country, which has been the biggest defense importer for decades, now exports gear to 75 polities, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the 14th edition of Aero India 2023 at the Yelahanka Air Force Station on the outskirts of Bengaluru.
Aero India is an example of the expanding capabilities of India. The presence of around 100 nations here shows that the trust of the world in India has increased. It has broken all the past records as more than 700 exhibitors from India and the world are participating, he said.
The five-day event will witness to showcasing of indigenous gear and technologies and developing of coalitions with foreign establishments.
Make-In-India’s strength lies in its indigenously developed fighter plans, INS Vikrant, and the helicopter factory in Tumakuru.
- Many fighter aircraft and helicopters performed on air, and a defence exhibition was inaugurated by PM Modi. Many aerobatic performances are also scheduled during the five days.
- IAF’s Tejas aircraft, a lightweight, highly nimble, and multi-role supersonic trooper, is anticipated to be a highlight in the aero performance.
Aero India is a wonderful platform to showcase the unlimited potential our country has in defence and aerospace sectors.