Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated Asia’s largest aero show, Aero India 2023, in Bengaluru. The 14th edition of the event will display indigenous equipment and technologies to forge partnerships with foreign companies.
The five-day aero show will also enthrall visitors with breathtaking air shows, aerobatics and exhibitions.
An F-16 Fighting Falcon duo, one of the United States Air Force’s (USAF) leading fighter jets, will conduct daily aerial demonstrations. The F/A-18E and F/A-18F Super Hornet, the US Navy’s most advanced frontline carrier-based, multirole strike fighter available today, will be on static display.
Though the event will be miliary-dominated, it will also feature India's efforts to accommodate a domestic travel boom and rebuild its brand abroad. The theme of Aero India 2023 is "The Runway to a Billion Opportunities".
The Narendra Modi government, under its “Make in India” policy, has been insisting that manufacturers such as Lockheed Martin Corp, Boeing, and Airbus share technology or make more than parts in the country.