PM Modi inaugurates 14th edition of Aero India 2023 in Bengaluru

Pramesh S Jain & Yogesh K Porwar

PM Modi inaugurates 14th edition of Aero India 2023 in Bengaluru

Releases Commemorative Stamp

“Bengaluru sky is bearing testimony to the capabilities of New India.This new height is the reality of New India.

“Youth of Karnataka should deploy their technological expertise in the field of defence to strengthen the country”.

“When the country moves forward with new thinking, new approach, then its systems also start changing according to the new thinking”.

“Today, Aero India is not just a show, it not only showcases the scope of the defence industry but also showcases the self-confidence of India”.

“The new India of the 21st century will neither miss any opportunity nor will it lack in effort”.

“India will take rapid strides to be included among the largest defence manufacturing countries and our private sector and investors will play a big role in that”.

“The India of today thinks fast, thinks far and takes quick decisions”.

“Aero India’s deafening roar echoes India’s message of Reform, Perform and Transform”.

private sector to invest in the defence sector which will create new opportunities for them in India and in many other countries.

“The India of today thinks fast,thinks far and takes quick decisions”,Modi said as he drew the analogy of India in Amrit Kaal to a fighter jet pilot.

The Prime Minister said that India is a nation which is not afraid but excited to soar to new heights.India is always rooted however high it flies howsoever is its speed, the Prime Minister stressed.

“Aero India’s deafening roar echoes India’s message of Reform, Perform and Transform”the Prime Minister remarked.

He mentioned that the entire world is taking note of the reforms made for ‘Ease of Doing Business’ in India and touched upon the various steps taken to create an environment that favours global investments as well as Indian innovation.

He touched upon the reforms made in Foreign Direct Investments in defence and other sectors and the simplification of processes for issuing licenses to industries while also increasing their validity.

The Prime Minister said that in this year’s Budget, tax benefits for manufacturing units have been enhanced.

The Prime Minister said where there is demand, expertise as well experience,Industry growth is  natural. He assured the gathering that efforts to strengthen the sector will keep going forward even stronger.

Governor of Karnataka,Thawar Chand Gehlot,Chief Minister of Karnataka,Basavaraj Bommai,Union Minister for Defence,Rajnath Singh,Union Minister for Civil Aviation,Jyotiraditya Scindia and Union Minister of State for Defence,Ajay Bhatt were present on the occasion among others.


In line with the Prime Minister’s vision of ‘Make in India, Make for the World’,the event will focus on displaying indigenous equipment/technologies and forging partnerships with foreign companies.

Prime Minister’s emphasis on Aatmanirbharta in the Indian Defence sector will also be displayed, as the event will showcase the country’s progress in design leadership,growth in UAVs Sector,Defence Space and futuristic technologies.

Further,the event will promote the export of indigenous air platforms like Light Combat Aircraft (LCA)-Tejas, HTT-40, Dornier Light Utility Helicopter (LUH),Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) and Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH).

The event will also help in integrating domestic MSMEs and start-ups in the global supply chain and attract foreign investments including partnerships for co-development and co-production.

Aero India 2023 will witness participation by more than 80 countries. Ministers of about 30 countries and 65 CEOs of global and Indian OEMs are likely to participate in Aero India 2023.

Aero India 2023 exhibition will witness the participation of more than 800 Defence companies including around 100 foreign and 700 Indian companies.

The Indian companies participating in the exhibition include MSMEs and start-ups, which will showcase the advancement of niche technologies,growth in aerospace and defence capabilities in the country.

Major exhibitors in Aero India 2023 include Airbus, Boeing, Dassault Aviation,Lockheed Martin,Israel Aerospace Industry,BrahMos Aerospace,Army Aviation, HC Robotics, SAAB, Safran, Rolls Royce, Larsen & Toubro, Bharat Forge Limited,Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL),Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL),Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) and BEML Limited.