- Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, MoS Defence Ajay Bhatt, Minister of Large and Medium Industries of Karnataka Murugesh Rudrappa Nirani
- There will also be a section about India's growth in the defence space, new technologies, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
On Sunday, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that work is being done to make the Light Combat Aircraft Tejas 100% Indian and that it will be done soon. The Defense Minister spoke at the beginning of “Aero India 2023,” which starts on Monday, and said, “We are doing everything we can to make sure that everyone in Tejas is from there. That is our main goal.”
Singh also said that more money will be put into Tejas in the years to come.
He said, “The government has put it at the centre of the Aero India show and plans to promote its exports.”
The Minister pointed out that India’s defence exports have gone up since the government started the “Atmanirbhar Scheme,” or “self-reliance programme, ” for the defence sector “Since we agreed to help India become more self-sufficient, more defence items have been exported from India.
Our goal is to make India more self-sufficient, and we also want to see more defence exports from India.”
Singh said that more than 75 friendly countries and more than 700 exhibitors will take part in the biggest Aero-India Show ever held in the country.
The defence minister said that India’s desire to become more self-reliant has led to an increase in the export of defence items. “This event is being held in Karnataka, which is a good thing. Karnataka is the most important state when it comes to the growth of our country’s economy.
This state is known for its skilled workers and strong ecosystem for defence manufacturing “he said. The highlight of this event will be the India Pavilion, which will be based on the theme “Wings of the Future.”
This pavilion will show the world what New India can do, what its opportunities are, and what its potential is.
Another important Aero-India event is the CEOs Round Table. This event will give us a chance to talk to the best business leaders in the world about the strength and capabilities of our defence industry.
The Defense Minister said, “Through this platform, our young people will be able to show off their skills in the Defense Sector in Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, e-Management, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Autonomous Systems, and other innovations for future forces, which will strengthen the Defence Sector.” “Getting the word out about the opportunities in Karnataka will be helpful because most investments from outside the state will likely go to Karnataka.
This will give the state more jobs “he added. Singh said that it is a pleasure for all of us that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will speak at the event’s opening ceremony and give us advice. “His presence will make this event even more glorious,” he said.
He also talked about the benefits of Aero India for the young people of Karnataka, saying that their pavilion will show the state’s opportunities and possibilities, and that likely investments will lead to new jobs. He said again that the Government is concerned about the future of young people. Singh ended his speech by telling the media to give the event a lot of attention and tell the world about the rise of a “New India.”
He said that the media can be a way for people to learn about the amazing progress in the defence sector. Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, MoS Defence Ajay Bhatt, Minister of Large and Medium Industries of Karnataka Murugesh Rudrappa Nirani, Defence Secretary Giridhar Aramane, Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka Vandita Sharma, and other top officials from the state government and Ministry of Defence were there.
Based on the theme “Fixed Wing Platform,” the “India Pavilion” will show India’s growth in the area, as well as its future plans. There will be 227 products from 115 different companies. It will also show how far India has come in creating an ecosystem for the “Fixed Wing Platform.”
This includes the demonstration of various structural modules, simulators, systems (LRUs), etc. of LCA-Tejas aircraft made by Private Partners. There will also be a section about India’s growth in the defence space, new technologies, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
During the five-day event, there will be a number of seminars. The themes include “Harnessing the Potential of Ex-Servicemen for the Indian Defense Industry,” “India’s Defense Space Initiative: Opportunities for Shaping the Indian Private Space Ecosystem,” “Indigenous Development of Future Aerospace Technologies, including Aero Engines,” “Destination Karnataka: US-India Defense Cooperation Innovation and Make in India,” “Advancement in Maritime Surveillance Equipment and Assets,” “Sustainability in MRO and Obsolescence Mitigation,” and “A