10th Aero India show concluded on 22 February 2015 at the Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The five-day long show had started on 18 February 2015 and was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
During the 10th Aero India show, audience witnessed the performance of Sarang aerobatic team from the Indian Air Force (IAF) flying the Dhruv helicopters.
Audiences also witnessed the aerobatic performances of the aerobatic teams from Sweden, England, Czech Republic and Open Sky Jump team from US.
Highlights 10th Aero India show
- The 10th edition of Aero Show was focused on Make in India campaign of the Union Government. It is aimed at encouraging small and medium industries to invest in defence manufacturing base.
- Delegates from 109 countries participated in the event and over 700 companies from India and abroad took part in the exhibition.
- In the exhibition, India showcased its indigenously made Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, Advanced Light Helicopter Dhruv, radars, missiles, satellites, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Airborne early warning and control system (AWACS) .
- Moreover, the foreign military aircraft also were displayed that included F-15C Eagle, Lockheed F-16C, Boeing KC-135, Boeing C-17, Rafale and Embraer EMB-145I etc.
- The United States with 64 companies had the biggest presence at the event.
About Aero India show
- Aero India Show is a biennial air show and aviation exhibition which is held in Bangaluru at the Yelahanka Air Force Station.
- The exhibition provides a single platform to many manufacturers and service providers from the Indian aerospace and abroad to meet the potential buyers for their products.
- The Union Ministry of Defence, Indian Air Force, Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Department of Space, the Union Civil Aviation Ministry join hands to organize the Aero India show.
- The first edition of the air show was held in 1996. Since then, the event has earned international recognition.