Modi flags off Indian Aero Show


Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated South Asia’s biggest air show in Bengaluru on Wednesday. The 10th India Aero show will showsace India’s air prowess celebrating the theme ‘Make in India’.

Speaking at the event, Modi said a nation with a strong defence will be secure and will have good economic growth. “We are focusing on developing India’s defence industry with a sense of mission. This is why it is at the heart of Make in India programme,” the PM said.

Days before the Union Budget which is scheduled for Feb 28, Modi said that the government is aiming at building a defence industry that will have room for everyone – public sector, private sector and foreign firms.

The air show will set on display India’s military might and seek investments from global aerospace firms to realise the government’s ‘Make in India’ programme in the strategic defence sector. Modi is the second prime minister, after HD Deva Gowda in February 1997, to unveil the biennial Aero India expo. More than 15 teams comprising 23 or more aircraft will perform precision flying twice daily in the coming days.