MoD officials meet CM, visit Air Force Station ahead of Aero India 2023

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BENGALURU: The 14th edition of Aero India will be organised by the Ministry of Defence, Department of Defence Production, at Air Force Station, Yelahanka, Bengaluru, from February 17-23, 2023. “Aero India has carved a niche for itself globally as a premier aerospace exhibition with 13 successful editions organised in Bengaluru since 1996”, a  press release stated.

As per the release, a Ministry of Defence team, led by Anurag Bajpai, Joint Secretary (DIP) and Cdr. Achal Malhotra, VSM, CEO of the Defence Exhibition Organisation, along with C B Ananthakrishnan, CMD, HAL, met Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Chief Secretary Vandita Sharma, and Additional Chief Secretary Gaurav Gupta on Monday. They also met Air Cmde Manoj Kumar Yadav, AoC, Air Force Station, Yelahanka, and discussed issues related to Aero India 2023.

The CM thanked the Prime Minister, Defence Minister and Ministry of Defence for selecting Bengaluru as the venue for Aero India 2023 and assured of complete support to make this edition the largest ever since its inception.

The Ministry of Defence team made an on-site assessment at the Air Force Station, Yelahanka, and has fast-tracked all planning and execution of the mega event which will showcase India’s resolve to achieve ‘Aatmanirbharta’ in aerospace and defence.

Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), as a nodal organisation, has constituted its teams and is ready to interact with the nodal teams of the state government and Indian Air Force to ensure seamless execution of Aero India 2023 which has multiple stakeholders, the release stated. (ANI)

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