Many debuts at 11th edition of Aero India

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Many debuts at 11th edition of Aero India

General Bipin Rawat, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), witnessed the eleventh biennial edition of Aerospace and Defence Exhibition - Aero India 2017 at Air Force Station Yelahanka in Bengaluru on 14 February 2017. Some industry experts have raised concerns that Trump's push for "America First" rhetoric could perhaps intervene when the companies like Lockheed and Boeing go ahead with shifting of manufacturing units to India, responding to Modi's "Make In India' slogan".

Pakistani troops initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatic weapons and also mortar bombs on Indian posts along the LoC in Sunderbani sector at 1805 hours, Defence spokesman said.

Feb.13 (ANI): The United States is proud to be a leading contributor to Aero India 2017. "Increasing production on a particular IDDM (Indigenously Designed, Developed and Manufactured) product can generate a lot of business for the private sector", adds Parrikar. If someone wants to shift production to some other place, it is his choice. Defence Ministry will start the conclave with the welcome address along with address by P Ashok Gajapathi Raju, the Minister for Civil Aviation and Manohar Parrikar, Minister of Defence.

"Number of participants is only growing and we have increased the space by 10 percent". A Pacific Air Forces F-16 demonstration team will showcase the capability of one of the U.S. Air Force's leading fighters and a combined India-U.S. parachute demonstration is also planned. If the country is able to bring in 50 more active airports to the exiting 70-odd active airports, India can become the third largest civil aviation market in the world.

On Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), the minister said that the Indian aviation company, which displayed several new products like the light utility helicopter and the Advanced Hawk, has turned a new leaf. "No reasons why we should keep fighting with them".

In a first, a Chinese delegation is also participating at the Aero India.

The handover of the system - mounted on a Brazilian Embraer-145 jet - by the Defence Research and Development Organisation to the Indian Air Force (IAF) was done in the presence of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, DRDO chief S. Christopher and Defence Minister's Scientific Adviser G. Satheesh Reddy.

Enthralling stunts were performed by helicopter display team "Sarang", Indian Air Force's "Surya Kiran" and "SKYCATS- Scandinavian Air Show" aerobatics teams.

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