Aero India 2015 takes off

The 10th edition of the biennial aerospace exhibition — Aero India 2015 — took off in a flurry of fascinating aerial displays at the Yelahanka Air Force Station, Bangalore, on Wednesday. Breaking tradition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally inaugurated the show instead of the Defence Minister. With a record 623 participating companies (328 foreign and 295 Indian firms) and 72 aircraft, the show gets bigger this time. As many as 33 countries take part.

The US, with 64 companies, has the biggest presence at the event. France has the second biggest participant with 58 companies, followed by the UK with 48, Russia with 41, Israel with 25 and Germany with 17.

3 Rafale fighters of French giant Dassault , shortlisted for acquisition by the Indian Air Force, performed aerobatic displays.

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, flanked by the Defence Minister and the Governor of Karnataka
Prime Minister, Naredra Modi inaugurates the Aero India 2015
One of the three Rafales at its aerobatic display
The Flying Bulls
The Scandinavian airshow
Sarang helicopter
H.E. Mr François Richier, Ambassador of France to India, at the French Pavillion - Aero India 2015

Last modified on 14/10/2015

top of the page