Over 550 defence and aerospace firms, including 279 foreign companies, will take part in the 11th edition of the biennial event being held at the Yelahanka air force base.
The biennial Aero India, an exhibition which witnesses defence players across the world showcasing their products, will kick start from February 14 next week.
The four-day event, will have participants from 270 Indian companies and 279 foreign companies. 72 aircrafts will be on display at the event.
It will be held at the Yelahanka Airforce station in Bengaluru from February 14-18.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will be the guest of honour for the event. Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat and Air Force Chief B S Dhanao, Defence Secretary, G Mohan Kumar, Secretary (Defence Production) A K Gupta will also attend the event.
Models of the Su-30MKI fighter jet and components for its modernisation, Su-35 fighter jet, MiG-35 frontline fighter, Il-76MD-90A transport aircraft, Be-200 amphibious aircraft, Ka-226T light helicopter will be showcased at the show.
The much-awaited strategic partnership (SP) policy, expected to be announced by defence minister Manohar Parikkar at the upcoming Aero India show, is expected to prompt Indian conglomerates, engineering and capital good firms.
Modi’s promise to shell out $250 billion in the coming years on fighter jets, submarines, howitzers and helmets to modernize his armed forces came with one call -- Make in India.