BENGALURU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the Aero India Show 2023, Asia’s largest aero exhibition, in Bengaluru.
In this show, many helicopters including fighter aircraft performed stunts. It is considered to be India’s biggest air show.
PM Modi said on this occasion, ” “The sky of Bengaluru is becoming a witness to the capability of New India. Bengaluru’s sky is giving a testimony that the new height is the truth of New India. Today, the nation is touching new heights and even crossing it,” says PM Narendra Modi.
#WATCH | Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari leads the Gurukul formation during the flypast at the inaugural ceremony of #AeroIndia2023 in Bengaluru, Karnataka. pic.twitter.com/kenaR0er69— ANI (@ANI) February 13, 2023
The PM said, “There was a time when it was considered just a window. The thinking has changed in the last years. Today it is not just a show, but also the strength of India. Today it also pays attention to India’s self-confidence.
The India of Amritkal is moving forward like a fighter plane. No matter how fast the speed of India or at what height it is… it will always be connected to the roots. This program is being organized at the Air Force Station in Bengaluru. The show will run for five days, he added.
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited will for the first time put forward a scale model of the ‘Hindustan Lead in Fighter Trainer’ (HLFT-42) helicopter.
#WATCH | Air show displayed at the 14th edition of #AeroIndia2023 at Air Force Station, Yelahanka in Bengaluru, Karnataka.— ANI (@ANI) February 13, 2023
Prime Minister Narendra Modi present at the event.
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According to HAL, HLFT-42 is a next-generation supersonic trainer equipped with capabilities like electronic warfare suit, infrared search.
In the show, HAL will also display a ‘self-sufficient formation’ flight of 15 helicopters, which includes all types of Light Combat Helicopters..
Visitors will be captivated by the five-day aero show’s breath-taking air displays, aerobatics, and presentations.
An F-16 Fighting Falcon pair, one of the top fighter jets in the United States Air Force (USAF), will perform daily aerial displays. The most sophisticated frontline carrier-based, multirole strike fighters currently in use by the US Navy, the F/A-18E and F/A-18F Super Hornet, will be on static exhibit.
The event is anticipated to draw nearly 809 firms from 98 different nations.
The event will mostly focus on the military, but it will also highlight India’s attempts to accommodate a rise in internal travel and repair its reputation overseas. The Runway to a Billion Opportunities is Aero India 2023’s theme.