PM Modi inaugurates Asia’s largest aero show - Aero India 2023 at Bengaluru

  • Industry News
  • Feb 13,23
Aero India 2023, five days event spanning from Febuary 13 to 17, is going to witness participation from 98 countries with 32 Defence Ministers and 73 CEOs of global and Indian OEMs showcasing their aerospace and defence capabilities.
PM Modi inaugurates Asia’s largest aero show - Aero India 2023 at Bengaluru

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi inaugurated the 14th edition of Asia’s largest aero show––Aero India 2023 in Bengaluru today. The five days event running from February, 13 to 17 themed ‘The runway to a billion opportunities’ is happening at Air Force Station, Yelahanka in a total area of around 35,000 sqm.  The business event will be open to the general public on February 16 and 17, 2023. With participation from approximately 98 countries, Defence Ministers of 32 countries, Air Chiefs of 29 countries and 73 CEOs of global and Indian OEMs are expected to attend the event. 809 defence companies, including MSMEs and start-ups, will showcase the advancement in niche technologies and the growth in the aerospace and defence sectors.

“This new height is the reality of New India, today India is touching new heights and transcending them too,” said Modi. “When the country moves forward with new thinking, new approach, then its systems also start changing according to the new thinking. Today, Aero India is India’s strength and not just a show.”

Event showcased design leadership, growth in the UAVs sector, defence space and futuristic technologies. The event aims to promote the export of indigenous air platforms like Light Combat Aircraft (LCA)-Tejas, HTT-40, Dornier Light Utility Helicopter (LUH), Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) and Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH). It will integrate domestic MSMEs and start-ups in the global supply chain and attract foreign investments including partnerships for co-development and co-production.

The PM said that the aim is to take defence exports from 1.5 billion to 5 billion by 2024-25. “Aero India's deafening roar echoes India's message of Reform, Perform and Transform. The youth of Karnataka should deploy their technological expertise in the field of defence to strengthen the country. India will take rapid strides to be included among the largest defence manufacturing countries and our private sector and investors will play a big role in that”, added the PM.