Aero India 2021 – world’s first-ever hybrid air show kick-started on Wednesday in Bengaluru. The three-day event is aimed at showcasing the prowess of India’s aviation industry.
The 13th edition of the Aero India international air show and defence exhibition commenced in Bengaluru’s Yelahanka Air Force Base on Wednesday. The three-day biannual Aero India show took off officially with the presence of Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurating the event. According to various sources, with the combination of both physical and virtual exhibitions, the 13th edition of India’s premier aerospace event is the world’s first hybrid show.
The Aero India 2021 is the first air show in the international calendar to take place post-COVID-19 pandemic. The three-day mega event is inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for AtmaNirbhar Bharat. The event includes the flying display that will feature formations showcasing India’s cutting-edge technology and capabilities in the aerospace sector.
Several aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF), Indian Army, Indian Navy, Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL), and the Coast Guard will be participating in the 13th edition of the international aerospace event. This edition will see a combination of both physical and virtual exhibition with 601 exhibitors, including 523 from India and 78 from 14 foreign countries, are expected to participate in the event.
Aero India 2021:
The aerospace event organised in Bengaluru from February 3 to February 5, offers opportunities for collaboration and cooperation between Indian and global industry leaders, and also academicians, visionaries, Centre and state administrations.
On day one of the event Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighters were spotted in the sky in Trishul formation.
Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team of the Indian Air Force and Sarang helicopter displayed team conduct aerobatic display during the first day of the Aero India 2021.
Aircraft also took part in the flypast in the AtmaNirbhar formation.