The largest aviation exhibition in Asia, Aero India 2023, was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday in Bengaluru. The Runway to a Billion Opportunities is the focus of this year’s event. During the fly-past at the Bengaluru opening ceremony, Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, the head of the Indian Air Force staff, led the Gurukul formation. Aero India, according to India’s defence minister Rajnath Singh, would serve as a fuel for the country’s aerospace industry to continue expanding.
The five-day event will be center on showcasing homegrown tools and technologies and forming alliances with foreign businesses.
Potential of Aero India 2023:
Aero India 2023, is expecting to see 251 MoUs worth an estimated Rs 75,000 crore, according to the ministry of defence (MoD). It also predicts that at least five lakh people will swarm the location.
The Aero India 2023 edition will have participation from more than 80 nations. As well as 65 CEOs of international and Indian OEMs, there are roughly 30 ministers slated to attend.
More than 800 defence businesses, including about 100 foreign companies, attended the Aero India 2023 event. MSMEs and start-ups from India will display the development of specialised technologies as well as the expansion of the nation’s aerospace and defence capabilities at the event.
Airbus, Boeing, Dassault Aviation, Lockheed Martin, Israel Aerospace Industry, BrahMos Aerospace, Army Aviation, HC Robotics, SAAB, Safran, Rolls Royce, Larsen and Toubro, Bharat Forge Limited, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), and BEML Limited are the principal exhibitors at Aero India 2023.
Key points from PM Modi’s speech:
- According to PM Modi, with a focus on India’s defence industry. The event is evolving as a representation of India’s strength.
- There was a period when people only saw it as a performance. The country’s view has evolved during the last few years.
- Examples of indigenously developed products include the Tejas fighter plane, INS Vikrant, and the Tumakuru Helicopter plant. In India’s power
- “The ‘Amritkal’ India is advancing like a fighter pilot who isn’t afraid to reach new heights.
- The nation that for decades was the largest importer of defence products now exports to 75 nations.