Though the USAF and IAF have conducted joint exercises, the Bomber force was, by and large, never a part of it.
Self-reliance in defence manufacturing is crucial for India's strategic autonomy, says Rajnath Singh
A contract to manufacture 83 LCA Tejas fighters was handed over to the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) by the Defence Ministry at the Aero India 2021 on Wednesday.
Systems will ensure maximum firepower against enemy targets, will keep pilot, aircraft safe
He pointed out that military burdens are only growing and they can be comprehensively addressed only through smart partnerships and sharing of geographical burdens.
India can be a reliable partner as it looks forward to cooperation from friendly countries to create a more stable environment, he added.
For instance, even the Air Chiefs Conclave, which was participated by 26 countries, 14 air chiefs participated virtually.
Aero India has laid a strong foundation for cooperation among countries of the Indian Ocean Region for peace and stability in the region, he said.
"Today, when the world is changing so fast and a new world order is emerging in front of us. We have to focus on new goals for our new India...," Singh said in Bengaluru at Aero India 2021.
Inaugurating the three-day event, Singh said India faces threats and challenges emanating from multiple fronts and has been a victim of state sponsored terrorism
The contract was handed over by Director General (Acquisition), Ministry of Defence, V L Kantha Rao to Chairman and Managing Director of HAL, R Madhavan.
HAL’s LCA will lead to better surveillance along borders: Defmin
Defence PSU BEML is slated to showcase a host of its prime products at Aero India 2021.
As many as 600 exhibitors from India and abroad will showcase their products. The Meeting of Defence Ministers of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) is one of the key highlights of the event.
The star attraction of the show was the two teams drawing a heart each using trail smoke against the background of the blue sky, triggering gasps among the audience watching the spectacle from below
Aero India takes off on February 3 amid buzz around 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' as Tejas variants to take centerstage
With a combination of both physical and virtual exhibition, the 13th edition of the biennial international event at Air Force Station Yelahanka will be the world's first hybrid aerospace show.