Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the 14th edition of India's largest aerospace and defence exhibition, Aero India. At the event, the prime minister bolstered the 'Make in India' campaign and gave a fresh impetus to the domestic aviation sector.
The five-day event will include aerial displays by aircraft and helicopters along with a large exhibition and trade fair for aerospace and defence companies.
The prime minister also released commemorative stamps at the event.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi releases commemorative stamps at #AeroIndia2023 in Bengaluru, Karnataka. pic.twitter.com/zpRDKlucnh— ANI (@ANI) February 13, 2023
According to defense officials, as many as 809 exhibitors, including 110 foreign ones, had confirmed their participation at the show at Air Force Station Yelahanka, being positioned as a platform for 'Make in India for the world', defence officials said.
#WATCH | Air show displayed at the 14th edition of #AeroIndia2023 at Air Force Station, Yelahanka in Bengaluru, Karnataka.— ANI (@ANI) February 13, 2023
Prime Minister Narendra Modi present at the event.
(Source: DD) pic.twitter.com/DX5u0TYu7r
A premier exhibition in the global aviation industry, Aero India is held biennially in a total area of around 35,000 sqm, providing an opportunity for the industry to showcase its capabilities, products and services.
Defence Research and Development Organisation-developed Medium Altitude Long Endurance class unmanned aerial vehicle TAPAS-BH (Tactical Aerial Platform for Advanced Surveillance - Beyond Horizon) made its flying debut at Aero India.
Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today shared glimpses of the Aero India 2023 event.
Aero India is a wonderful platform to showcase the unlimited potential our country has in defence and aerospace sectors. https://t.co/ABqdK29rek— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 13, 2023
"Aero India is a wonderful platform to showcase the unlimited potential our country has in defence and aerospace sectors," the prime minister said.