Aero India 2023 is not only a show but a “reflection of India’s self-confidence: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the 14th edition of India’s biennial aerospace exhibition ‘Aero India’ which will showcase the country as an emerging hub for manufacturing military aircraft, helicopters, equipment and new-age avionics. He emphasised that Aero India 2023 is not only a show but a “reflection of India’s self-confidence.”

At the inaugural event held at Air Force Station, Yelahanka in Bengaluru, PM Modi released commemorative stamps and said: “Bengaluru sky is bearing testimony to the capabilities of New India. This new height is the reality of New India. India is touching new heights and transcending them too”

“Aero India 2023 is a shining example of India’s growing capabilities and the presence of more than 100 nations here shows the trust that the entire world shows in India. More than 700 exhibitors from India and the world are participating. It has broken all past records,” he added.

He further stressed that the Aero India exhibition “reflects a new approach of New India”. “Today, Aero India is India’s strength and not just a show. It not only showcases the scope of the defence industry but also showcases the self-confidence of India,” he added.