Aero India-2023 set to dazzle enthusiasts with sorties, aerobatic performances & mid-air formations

There will be an India Pavilion at the Aero India show, which is based on Fixed Wing Platform theme to showcase India's growth in the area.
Image used for representational purpose only. (File Photo)
Image used for representational purpose only. (File Photo)

BENGALURU: The five-day biennial Aero India show starting from February 13 in Bengaluru appears set to dazzle the enthusiasts with sorties, aerobatic performances and mid-air formations.

According to Aero India's official website, 807 exhibitors including 109 from abroad have confirmed their participation at the Air Force Station at Yelahanka.

Defence officials said many fighter aircraft and helicopters will perform during the aerospace and defence exhibition, which will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday.

There will be an India Pavilion at the Aero India show, which is based on Fixed Wing Platform theme to showcase India's growth in the area.

India's Light Combat Aircraft Tejas, a single engine, light weight, highly agile, multi-role supersonic fighter, will be at the centre stage of India Pavilion.

Apart from aerobatic performances, there will also be discussions and seminars during the show. Various aviation companies and component manufacturers will also display their products during the show.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will chair the aerospace and defence industries' 'CEOs Round Table' on February 13.

The platform with theme "Sky is not the limit: opportunities beyond boundaries" is expected to lay the foundation of a robust interaction between the industry partners and government to give thrust to 'Make-in India' campaign, officials said.

The Defence Minister will host the 'Defence Minister's Conclave on February 14. The conclave will comprise defence ministers of friendly foreign countries who would also be attending Aero India 2023.

It would address aspects related to deepening cooperation for capacity building through investments, research and development, joint venture, co-development, co-production and provisioning of defence equipment, training, space, artificial intelligence and maritime security to grow together with the broad theme 'Shared Prosperity through Enhanced Engagements in Defence (SPEED).

Singh will also be the chief guest at the 'Bandhan ceremony' on February 15.

Bandhan ceremony is mainly a tie-up with firms by way of signing the memoranda of understanding, agreements, major announcements and product launches by private and public sector.

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