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Aero India 2021 in pictures: Defence technologies, jets on display

The India's premier aerospace and defence exhibition, Aero India 2021 takes off on Wednesday amidst the Covid-19 pandemic with buzz around "AatmaNirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan" and "Make in India" push

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BS Web Team  |  Bengaluru 

Three Mi-17 helicopters taking part in the flypast at the inauguration of the Aero India-2021

Three Mi-17 helicopters taking part in the flypast at the inauguration of the Aero India-2021
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Plan to spend $130 bn on defence in 7-8 yrs, says Rajnath

Plan to spend $130 bn on defence in 7-8 yrs, says Rajnath
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The India's premier aerospace and defence exhibition, 2021 takes off on Wednesday amidst the Covid-19 pandemic with buzz around "AatmaNirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan" and "Make in India" push.

Ready to defeat any misadventures to defend territorial integrity: Rajnath

Ready to defeat any misadventures to defend territorial integrity: Rajnath
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India is vigilant in the face of attempts to change status quo at its border and prepared to defeat any misadventures to defend territorial integrity, Defence Minister said on Wednesday, amid continued military standoff with China. China and India are locked in a military standoff in eastern Ladakh since May 5 last. "India is vigilant and prepared to counter and defeat any misadventures to defend our people and territorial integrity at all costs", the Minister said.

Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighters in Trishul formation at Aero India-2021 in Bengaluru

Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighters in Trishul formation at Aero India-2021 in Bengaluru
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BrahMos supersonic cruise missile displayed in coastal defence role

BrahMos supersonic cruise missile displayed in coastal defence role
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Indian Navy is going to induct the missile as part of the Next Generation Maritime Marine Coastal Defence battery role.

Indian Air Force Su-30MKI fighter jet

Indian Air Force Su-30MKI fighter jet
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Indian Air Force Su-30MKI fighter jet equipped with an air-launched version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile is on display at show in Bengaluru. One dedicated squadron of the Air Force is equipped with these missiles which can strike targets at over 400-km.

Fifth-generation fighter aircraft Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft

Fifth-generation fighter aircraft Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft
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Defence Research and Development Organisation has showcased India’s under-development fifth-generation fighter aircraft Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft at As per DRDO, the aircraft would come with stealth features and all capabilities of a multirole fighter plane.

American B-1B Lancer aircraft

American B-1B Lancer aircraft
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The aircraft flew from an American airbase in South Dakota, United States for over 26 hours to reach the city.

Indian Air Force helicopters at the inaugural ceremony of the Aero India show

Indian Air Force helicopters at the inaugural ceremony of the Aero India show
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India plans to spend USD 130 billion on Defence modernisation in the next seven to eight years

India plans to spend USD 130 billion on Defence modernisation in the next seven to eight years
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Singh also said that India plans to spend USD 130 billion on Defence modernisation in the next seven to eight years with focus on domestic manufacturing of bigger and complex platforms.

The government has since 2014 brought in many reforms in defence sector to create a conducive ecosystem for exports, Foreign Direct Investment and offset discharge, he noted.

 

Defence Minister hands over a model of Tejas aircraft to HAL Chairman R Madhavan during the inauguration of the 13th edition of Aero India

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh hands over a model of Tejas aircraft to HAL Chairman R Madhavan during the inauguration of the 13th edition of Aero India
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In Bengaluru for Aero India 2021, which his ministry has billed as “Asia’s most prestigious air show”, Defence Minister on Tuesday inaugurated a second production line at Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) that will boost its capacity to build the Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA).
With HAL currently discharging an order for 20 Tejas Mark 1 fighters and poised to sign a Rs 45,000 crore contract with the Indian Air Force (IAF) to build 83 Tejas Mark 1A fighters, the new production line doubles HAL’s capacity from eight to 16 Tejas fighters each year.

 

540 exhibitors including 80 foreign companies, Defence Ministers, Delegates, Service chiefs & officials from more than 55 nations are participating in this event

540 exhibitors including 80 foreign companies, Defence Ministers, Delegates, Service chiefs & officials from more than 55 nations are participating in this event
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Singh said he has been informed that about 540 exhibitors including 80 foreign companies, Defence Ministers, Delegates, Service chiefs and officials from more than 55 nations are participating in the event.

"It reflects the growing optimism of the global community", he said.  

 


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First Published: Wed, February 03 2021. 13:54 IST
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