Defense Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated it. He said that the whole world is watching from India. Now India wants to export helicopters, fighter jets and weapons to its friendly countries.
New Delhi: India will no longer make weapons for itself but is also ready to export to the world, i.e., moving beyond Make in India, India is now ready for ‘Made for the World’. With this opening, Asia’s largest aerospace and defense show ie Aero-India 2021 started in Bengaluru (3-5 February). Inaugurating Aero India, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said that the whole world is now looking at India with great respect.
Inaugurating the 13th edition of Aero-India in the capital city of Karnataka, Bengaluru, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said that India’s vision is to achieve a major milestone in the defense sector so that government and private companies can participate in everything from design to production. . For this, India has set a turnover of 1.76 lakh crores by the year 2024, out of which 35 thousand crores is for the export of weapons alone.
The Defense Minister stated clearly that India is under threat on many fronts, including state sponsor terrorism (from Pakistan) and one-way states on the border as the situation is changing. And all this has been possible due to India’s defense capabilities. Therefore, India now wants to export weapons, fighter jets and helicopters to its friendly countries.
The inauguration ceremony was held in the presence of Defense Minister, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yedurappa, Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and the heads of the three services: Indigenous fighter jets of India, LCA Tejas, trainer aircraft – HTT 40, IJT, Hawk- – Dornier aircraft and helicopters participated in the flight-deployment.
It was named as Self-sufficient Flight Formation. In helicopters, ALH-Dhuvr, Light Combat Aircraft (LCH) and Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) of HAL ie government undertaking Hindustan Aeronautics Limited flew. India has prepared a plan to export all indigenous aircraft and helicopters. Many countries have shown interest in these platforms.
A defense-export document was also released during AeroIndia. In addition to the aircraft, missiles, radars, military trucks and warships have also been given, which India wants to export to allied countries.
The Flying-Dispile also took part in the Sukhoi fighter jets being manufactured with the help of Russia in India, C-17 Globemaster from the US, Jaguar, but this Flying-Dispile recently launched three from France. From Rafal fighters. The Air Force Helicopter Aerobics Team (Sarang) and Aircraft Team (Suryakiran) also won the hearts of the people present at the inaugural ceremony by performing tricks in the Flying Dispile.
Ambassadors, diplomats and military-officers of 60 countries were present in the opening ceremony. In addition, 600 companies are participating in Asia’s largest aerospace exhibition, of which 78 are foreign companies.
Calling the foreign guests, the Defense Minister said that there is a huge investment potential in India – especially in aerospace industry. In such a situation, foreign companies along with government and private companies of India should start their own ventures in Make in India.
During the inauguration ceremony, 83 LCA Tejas Mark-1A fighter jets were also signed between the Ministry of Defense and HAL for the Air Force. This deal worth about 83 thousand crores is the biggest defense agreement under Make in India.
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