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Make in India in defence too


The News Bureau, Feb 18

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the event that has ‘Make in India’ as its theme. The 10th biennial edition of International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition – Aero India 2015 – got off to a spectacular start at Air Force Station, Yelahanka in Bengaluru on Wednesday. 

“Given the security scenario it is very important that India becomes self-sufficient in defence and defenc

production,” Defence Minister Parrikar said in his welcome address. The Department of Defence production has taken upon itself to make Prime Minister’s clarion call of ‘Make in India’ in defence production a success, he said. 

The aerial display that followed the inauguration began with an IAF vintage Tiger Moth reminding of our modest origins in the then emerging era of warplanes. 

Keeping with the ‘Make in India’ theme Light Combat Aircraft and a Light Combat Helicopter dotted the horizon showcasing India’s technological leap in aircraft production.

A formation of three Mi-8 helicopters timed with the Prime Minister’s arrival, trooping the National tricolour, Indian Air Force (IAF) and Aero India flags set off the aviation-related event.

Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala, Union Ministers for Defence Manohar Parrikar; Civil Aviation, Ashok Gajapathi Raju; Law and Justice, D V Sadananda Gow

wda; Chemicals and Fertilisers, Ananth Kumar, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramiah and Minister of State (Defence) Rao Inderjit Singh were present.


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