UP Defence Corridor to be part of Aero India 2021 next month

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New Delhi (NVI): The Uttar Pradesh Defence Corridor will be a part of the International Aero India-2021 show for the first time in Bengaluru, which is to take place from February 3 to 5.

According to an official statement, the show is organised by the Ministry of Defence, and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). It will provide different countries an opportunity to demonstrate their defence products to the potential customers and investors.

“Exhibitors are likely to showcase their products using the latest technologies to the potential customers,” the statement said.

Aero India is organised every alternate year in India which is also regarded as one of the major exhibitions for aerospace and defence industries with a public air show.

The show is attended by Defence Aviation, Civil Aviation and well-known companies, it enables industry professionals to gain market insights and announce new developments. “Aero India offers a unique platform to the international aviation sector to bolster business,” the statement read.

Last year, the UP government successfully attracted the country’s defence companies by organizing the finest defence expo in Lucknow.

The foreign Defence Manufacturing companies which were a part of the Defence Expo in Lucknow will now make their presence at the Aero India show.

CEO of UP Defence Corridor, Avanish K. Awasthi also revealed that there will be a huge pavilion of Uttar Pradesh Defence Corridor at the International Aero India Show in Bengaluru, next month.

“Our team is ready and several foreign defence companies have signed agreements to put their units in the Uttar Pradesh Defence Corridor and their work is in progress which will surely be able to attract more companies to come to Uttar Pradesh,” he added.

According to the Ministry of Defence, a total of 541 defence companies will be participating in the show. Out of which, 463 are native and 78 are foreign and the companies already have their pavilions booked. In addition to this, 105 companies will join virtually.

Aero India 2021 is the 13th edition of Aero India and participation of Indian domestic companies and public sector companies (PSUs) has increased every year. The air shows where earlier aerial exhibitions of foreign ships were given prominence, are now prominently featured in the sky acrobatics and aerial displays of indigenous fighter ‘Tejas’ and helicopters.

The statement further said that, it may be recalled that Uttar Pradesh is attracting huge investment in defence manufacturing sector as the ambitious corridor is being set up at six places of the state namely Chitrakoot, Jhansi, Kanpur, Aligarh, Agra and Lucknow.

The state will showcase the facilities provided in the corridor, backed by its robust industrial policy, it added.