Aero India show: Glimpse of avionics, technology enthralls visitors
India's biennial air show is undergoing in Bengaluru, where a total of 61 aircraft would be on display and as many as 403 exhibitors would be part of the biennial event, according to Aero India's official website. Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday flew in the home-grown Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas at the Aero India air show and hailed the fighter.
"It was a wonderful experience flying the LCA. The avionics of the aircraft was very good. I could see the manner in which the pilot was accurately targeting in radar and other modes," Rawat told mediapersons in Bengaluru. The combat fighter was piloted by Air Vice Marshal N. Tiwari, while Gen Rawat the co-pilot in the tandem-seater. Image source: IANS
The exhibition and air show, organised every two years, has already carved a niche for itself globally as a premier aerospace exhibition, with 11 successful editions since 1996, the year India signed a deal with a Russian plane-maker to buy the heavy multirole fighter jet Sukhoi-30MKI. Image source: IANS
Veteran industrialist Ratan Tata, a keen aviator was seen at the Aero India show, and he was closeted with his officials at the Tata Aerospace and Defence stall. "Tata arrived at the venue in the morning. He had a meeting with Tata Aerospace and Defence officials," a company spokesperson told PTI. Image source: IANS