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Days of Made-in-India passenger aircraft not far: PM Narendra Modi

This is Modi's fifth visit this year to the State, where Assembly elections are due by May

PM Narendra Modi with Union Minister Pralhad Joshi, Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai, and former Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa during the inauguration of Shivamogga airport
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PM Narendra Modi with Union Minister Pralhad Joshi, Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai, and former Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa during the inauguration of Shivamogga airport (Photo: PTI)

Press Trust of India Shivamogga (Karnataka)
"Those wearing 'hawai chappals' should travel in 'hawai jahaz' (aircraft). I'm seeing it happening", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday as he highlighted that India's aviation market is growing rapidly.

Speaking at a public meeting after inaugurating the Shivamogga airport, he said in the coming days India will need thousands of aircraft, and the days of Made-in-India passenger aircraft are not far.

Modi also took a dig at the Congress, saying before 2014 Air-India was often discussed for negative reasons, and the company was recognised for scams during that party's rule.

The inauguration of the airport coincided with the

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First Published: Feb 27 2023 | 11:58 PM IST

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