India to Host Asia’s Biggest Air-Show, Aero India 2013

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The 9th Aero India show, touted as the biggest in Asia, today kicked off with 607 companies and world’s aerospace majors in attendance in Bangalore. The Aero India 2013 will showcase the evolution of indigenous defense and aerospace technology, as well as the advancement brought about through collaboration with other countries. Defense Minister AK Antony inaugurated the event at Air Force Station Yelahanka. The ninth edition of aerospace event is expected to see the participation of over 700 companies and 78 overseas delegations covering an approximate gross exhibition area of 1, 25,000 Sqm. The five-day long event features prominent international manufacturers such as Rafale, Dassault and United Aircraft Corp, among others. Here are images from the event.

Rudra, India’s indigenous light combat helicopter

Rudra, India’s indigenous light combat helicopter performs during the opening of Aero India 2013. AP

India-Aero-Show

Indian army personnel come down from a chopper to show their skills during the opening of the Aero India 2013. AP

 Defence personnel perform

Saving lives: Defence personnel perform during the inauguration of the Aero India 2013. PTI

Union Minister of Defence A K Antony

Union Minister of Defence A K Antony with IAF chief Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne at the inaugural ceremony. PTI

Flying Bulls Zlin 50LX single-engine

Flying Bulls Zlin 50LX single-engine and single-seater aerobatic display team from the Czech Republic perform on the opening of the Aero India 2013. AP

Flying Bulls Zlin 50LX

Journalists watch the Flying Bulls Zlin 50LX single-engine and single-seater aerobatic display team from the Czech Republic perform on the opening of the Aero India 2013. AP

Red Bull’s Zlin 50LX

Red Bull’s Zlin 50LX single-engine and single-seater aircrafts perform during the inauguration. PTI

Indian Air Force

Indian Air Force Acrobatics team “Sarang” performs during the inauguration of the Aero India 2013. PTI

Indian Air Force

No, they don’t clash: Indian Air Force helicopters cross paths while performing an aerobatic flight on the opening of the Aero India 2013 at Yelahanka air base in Bangalore. AP

Source: Firstpost.com