New Delhi (NVI): Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today inaugurated the ‘Aero India 2021’ show and said that India is prepared to defeat any misadventure to defend our people and the territorial integrity at all costs.
Speaking at the event in Bengaluru, Rajnath said, “We have long witnessed unfortunate attempts to employ force to change status quo along our unresolved borders.”
“India is vigilant and prepared to counter and defeat any misadventure to defend our people and the territorial integrity at all costs,” he said.
The Defence Minister also spoke about the challenges faced by the country from multiple fronts.
“India also faces threats and challenges emanating from multiple fronts. India is a victim of state sponsored and state inflicted terrorism, which is now a global threat,” he said.
Singh added that our resolve towards this end is shown by our growing defence capabilities. The Aero India 2021 will showcase this commitment.
Defence Minister inaugurated the Aero India 2021 at IAF station, Yelahanka saying, “I am happy to see that this edition of Aero India has laid the strong foundation, of this great vision with Indian Ocean Region Defence Minister’s Conclave.”
“The event is themed on ‘Enhanced peace, Security and cooperation in the Indian Ocean Region,” he added.
Singh further hailed the event saying that it will display the vast potential of the country.
“The Aero India 21 will display the vast potential of India and the multifarious opportunities that our country offers in the field of defence and aerospace sector. It also promises to be the World’s First Ever Hybrid Aero & Defence exhibition,” Singh said.
Singh further asserted that the government has taken steps to strengthen our security apparatus.
He added that, “Domestic manufacturing of bigger and complex defence platforms has now become the focus of our policy under the “Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan”. We plan to spend 130 Billion Dollar on military modernization.”
Defence Minister at the event also expressed his deep sense of gratitude to the Defence Ministers from Maldives, Ukraine, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Comoros and Madagascar who have joined this show in person, and many others who are joining virtually.
“I have been informed that about 540 exhibitors including 80 foreign companies, Defence Ministers, Delegates, Service chiefs and officials from more than 55 nations are participating in the event. It reflects the growing optimism of the global community,” Singh added.
The 13th Aero India 2021, conducted at Air Force Station Yelahanka, Bengaluru, is being acclaimed as the world’s first hybrid aerospace show. It is a 3-day event starting from February 3 and ending on February 5.