PM Modi ignites the skies with Aero India 2023 inauguration, aims to boost local production
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 14th edition of Asia’s largest aero show Aero India 2023 in Bengaluru today (February 13). This five-day event will showcase India’s indigenous equipment and technologies, as well as provide opportunities for partnerships with foreign companies.
“The sky of Bengaluru is becoming a witness to the capability of New India. Bengaluru’s sky is giving a testimony that the new height is the truth of New India. Today, the nation is touching new heights and even crossing it,” says PM Narendra Modi.
2023 Aero India
- Dates: Mon, 13 Feb, 2023 – Fri, 17 Feb, 2023
- Location: Bengaluru, Yelahanka Air Force Station
- Theme – The Runway to a Billion Opportunities
At the opening ceremony of Aero India 2023, Indian Air Force Chief, Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, lead the Gurukul formation during the flypast.
The theme of the event, as stated by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), is “The Runway to a Billion Opportunities”.
This five-day mega air show will facilitate the integration of domestic MSMEs and start-ups into the global supply chain, as well as attract foreign investments, co-development, and co-production partnerships.
- Aero India 2023 is a five-day event that features aerial displays by aircraft and helicopters, as well as a large exhibition and trade fair for aerospace and defense companies.
- Around 809 firms from 98 nations are taking part in Aero India 2023.
- According to the Defence Ministry, in 2023, the exhibition is expected to be the biggest airshow with the highest rate of participation and will feature top international think tanks, major aerospace companies, and world leaders.
- “Aero India 2023 is a shining example of India’s growing capabilities and the presence of more than 100 nations here shows the trust that the entire world shows in India. More than 700 exhibitors from India and the world are participating. It has broken all past records,” PM Modi said.
- The Narendra Modi government is pushing for technology sharing or local production of parts by manufacturers such as Lockheed Martin Corp, Boeing, and Airbus under its “Make in India” mission.
- The exhibition is expected to result in 251 agreements with expected investments of INR 75,000 crores between Indian and foreign defense companies.
- MSMEs and start-ups among the Indian participants will showcase their advancements in niche technologies and growth in aerospace and defense capabilities.
Major exhibitors in Aero India 2023 include Airbus, Boeing, Rolls Royce, Larsen and Toubro, Dassault Aviation, Lockheed Martin, Israel Aerospace Industry, BrahMos Aerospace, Army Aviation, HC Robotics, SAAB, Safran, Bharat Forge Limited, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) and BEML Limited.
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