- Ambassador of the United States to India, Chargé d'Affaires Elizabeth Jones, is in charge of the largest US delegation ever to attend the biennial air show.
- The US Navy's most advanced multirole strike fighter based on a carrier, the F/A-18E and F/A-18F Super Hornet, will be on static display.
PM Modi inaugurates Aero India 2023 in Bengaluru India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened the “Aero India” 2023 show in Bengaluru on Monday. The show will show how India is becoming a centre for making military aircraft, helicopters, equipment, and new-age avionics.
At the 14th event, equipment and technologies made in India will be shown so that partnerships with foreign companies can be made. He spoke at the event and said, “Aero India is an example of how India’s capabilities are growing.” About 100 countries are here, which shows that more people around the world now trust India.
More than 700 people from India and all over the world are showing their goods. It broke every record that had been set before. Aero India 2023 will have aerobatics and a big trade show and exhibition of aerospace and defence companies. Aero India 2023 has almost 809 companies from 98 countries taking part.
“The Runway to a Billion Opportunities” is the theme of Aero India 2023. Even though the military will be the main focus of the event, India’s efforts to deal with a rise in domestic tourism and rebuild its reputation abroad will also be on display.
Under its “Make in India” policy, the government of Narendra Modi has been pressuring companies like Lockheed Martin Corp, Boeing, and Airbus to share technology or make more than just parts in the country.
Different Indian and foreign defence companies are likely to sign 251 agreements that will lead to investments of 75,000 crore. Air India is likely to announce that it will buy nearly 500 jets from Airbus SE and Boeing Co. in what could be a record deal. At list prices, the deal could be worth more than $100 billion.
Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, who is in charge of the Indian Air Force, led the Gurukul formation during the flypast at the start of the mega air show. Ambassador of the United States to India, Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Jones, is in charge of the largest US delegation ever to attend the biennial air show.
A pair of F-16 Fighting Falcons, which are one of the best fighter jets in the United States Air Force (USAF), will put on air shows every day. The US Navy’s most advanced multirole strike fighter based on a carrier, the F/A-18E and F/A-18F Super Hornet, will be on static display.