The 12th edition of Asia’s premier air show ‘Aero India-2019’ will begin at Yelahanka air force station here on Wednesday with 61 metal birds, including HAL’s indigenous products Light Combat Aircraft Tejas all set to roar in the city skies.
The five-day long biennial event, which will showcase India’s air defence prowess, will also act as a platform for aviation companies, the defence sector and government to forge new alliances and contracts.
The tragic death of a pilot from IAF’s aerobatic team Surya Kiran during a rehearsal earlier on Tuesday has cast its shadow on the show.
This edition of Aero India was marked by controversy with reports about it being shifted to Uttar Pradesh, which had taken a political colour, as the Congress-JD(S)led government in the state had hit out at the BJP-led Centre against the alleged move. Read more