Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa spoke at the Ambassador’s Round Table Virtual Meeting for the 13th edition of the Mega International Aero Show – Aero India 2021, organized by the Defence Products Department of the Karnataka Government today.
Karnataka has a good experience as the host state for the last twelve air shows. Karnataka is proud to be the host state for the 13th edition of the Mega International Aero Show – Aero India 2021, which is currently being held from February 3 to 7, 2021.
In the midst of the Covid 19 pandemic, organizing such a grand event is a challenge for the Ministry of Defence of Karnataka State and Union. With the launch of the Aero India 2021 website, the chief ministers said that there was already plenty of room for exhibition and the best response was positive growth.
The government has taken several complementary measures to control the Covid 19 epidemic and all the guidelines of the Ministry of Health of the Government of India are strictly followed in the state.
The international elite, officer / staff and the public participating in the Aero India 2021 Program will be strictly following the thermal screening, sanitization periodically and maintaining the social gap. The state of Karnataka contributes about 100% to India’s aerospace and aerospace industry. Contributing 25 per cent. He said that India contributes about 65% to India’s aerospace exports and 67% to helicopter and aircraft production for defence services.
Karnataka was the first state to enact aerospace policy in the country. Major public sector units such as HAL, BEML and BEL are located in Bangalore. In Belgaum, Karnataka includes Aerospace Park, maintenance and repair center and defence production cluster in the Tumkur district on a 1000 acre area adjacent to the private aerospace economic zone, Kempegowda International Airport.
Karnataka is providing investors with special assistance for setting up regional civilian aviation facilities and maintenance and repair centers, Chief Ministers said.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, who presided over the meeting, said: Our aim is to adopt a complementary defence policy to empower the Defence Department for peace.
India has the largest defence manufacturing sector. Our hope is that India will be one of the top five countries in the aerospace and aerospace industry by Aero India 2021.
Much emphasis is placed on research and development in the defence sector. Steps have been taken to make India a hub of defence products through the active participation of the private and public sectors. “All necessary precautions have been taken to ensure a non-contact business in the wake of Covid 19,” he said.
Union Minister of State for Defence Shripad Nayak, Ambassadors of various countries, Chief Secretary Senior officials including Vijayabhaskar were present.