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Bengaluru: Asia’s biggest Aero show begins today  

Updated: February 3, 2021 12:16 pm

Asia’s biggest Aero show will kickstart at Bengaluru in Karnataka today. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will inaugurate the three-day mega event that is taking place for the first time in a hybrid mode due to Covid Pandemic.

The 13th edition of Aero India show will see participants in both physical and virtual mode. Purely dedicated to showcasing India’s prowess in defence production, the event will showcase indigenous platforms in the defence sector. Over 200 MoUs will be signed between different procurement and manufacturing agencies. For the first time Defence ministers of Indian Ocean region from 27 countries will participate in person or through virtual mode in a conclave organised on the sidelines to discuss shared threats and cooperation in disaster management. Another first is a conclave of Chief of Air Staff from friendly countries to share ideas on the impact of technical advances on air warfare. The Joint Secretary in the department of Defence Production Anurag Bajpai told media persons in Bengaluru today on the Aero India participation.

Giving details about the Indian Pavilion in the Aero India Show, Mr.Bajpai said that indigenous defence manufacturing capabilities will be showcased here. Covid protocol is followed with participants producing RT-PCR negative reports made mandatory. The public entry is restricted with only 15000 persons per day in the Exhibition area and 3000 for the flying display.

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