Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has expressed confidence that the 13th edition of Aero India — considered Asia’s largest aerospace exhibition — to be held in Bengaluru, Karnataka, from February 3-5 will be a “grand success”, with all the necessary COVID-19 precautions in place.
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, who attended the Apex Committee meeting for Aero India 21, chaired by Mr Singh, said the government was spending ₹ 30 crore in developing road infrastructure for the show this year in addition to meeting other direct and indirect expenses.
“There was a meeting here between the Karnataka government and the Defence Ministry, during which it was decided to make Aero India a grand success,” Mr Singh said.
After attending the Apex Committee meeting, the defence minister said he has concluded after a review that all the preparations needed to make the air show successful are being done by the Karnataka government, Defence Ministry, especially the Air Force.
Bengaluru has hosted several editions of air shows in the past, Mr Singh said, adding that no other city in the country has the experience of organising the air show that this city has.