Over 600 companies Attend Indian Aviation Show

February 11, 2013

The ninth edition of the biennial air and aviation exhibition, Aero India 2013, has attracted the participation of more than 600 exhibiting companies from India and overseas. Exhibitors displayed technology related to military and civil aircraft, avionics and sub-systems.

Organised by India’s Ministry of Defence, the Indian Air Force, Defence Research and Development Organisation, Department of Space and Civil Aviation Ministry, Aero India runs from 6th to 10th February 2013 at the Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bangalore.

A total of 27 countries are participating this year including 10 country pavilions from Belgium, Bulgaria, Italy, Israel, Russia, Germany, France, U.S., U.K. and Ukraine. Attending by invitation for the first time this year also included an official delegation from China.

A. K. Antony, Defence Minister of India, was quoted saying, “Self-reliance in defence area is our focus area. We want to create a strong defence industrial base in the country. There are big opportunities for major international aerospace companies to enter into new alliances and forge partnerships with Indian industry and set up bases in India.”

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