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Aero India 2023 held in Bengaluru

Published on February 13, 2023
Current context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Aero India 2023 air show in Bengaluru, Karnataka, an event hosted by the Department of Defence Production operating under the Defence Ministry.
Aero India 2023 held in Bengaluru
  • The theme for this year’s event was "Runway to Billion Opportunities." Over 809 Indian and foreign companies participated in the 14th edition of the show, including representatives from more than 80 countries, with more than 32 defence ministers in attendance.
  • During the event, a total of 251 Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) worth Rs 75,000 crores were signed, including manufacturing and technology transfer deals between Indian and foreign companies.
  • The participation of major global players, including the US-based Lockheed Martin, demonstrated the growing interest in the Indian defence market and the country's defence capabilities.
  • The Indian Air Force (IAF) showcased their advanced aircraft, including the Sarang Helicopters, Tejas, Rafale, Sukhoi-30 MKI, and Jaguar, in a scintillating performance that captivated the audience.
  • DRDO also made its presence felt with the debut of its Tapas-BH unmanned aerial vehicle, which can operate up to 28,000 feet and fulfils the Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) requirements of the Indian military.
  • Apart from the latest defence technologies and products on display, Vintage DAKOTA, known for its exceptional service during World War II, also performed at the event.
  • The air show also provided an opportunity for various stakeholders to discuss the latest developments and opportunities in the Indian aerospace and defence sector.

Question:

Q.1 Where was the aero India show 2023 organized?
a. Bengaluru

b. Guwahati
c. Shimla
d. Dehradun

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