Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh Defence Corridor is going to be a part of the upcoming International Aero India-2021 show for the first time in Bengaluru which is to take place from February 3 to 5.
Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor CEO Awanish K Awasthi said that there would be a huge pavilion of the UP Defence Industrial Corridor at the International Aero India show in Bengaluru. “Our team is ready and several foreign defence companies have signed agreements to put up their units in the Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor and their work is in progress which will surely be able to attract more companies to come to Uttar Pradesh,” he said.
Awasthi said that backed by its robust industrial policy, UP will showcase the facilities provided in the corridor.
Aero India exhibition is organised every alternate year in India and is regarded as one of the major exhibitions of aerospace and defence industries with a public air show.
Attended by defence aviation, civil aviation and well-known companies, it enables industry professionals to gain market insights and announce new developments.
Aero India offers a unique platform to the international aviation sector to bolster business.
According to the Ministry of Defence, a total of 541 defence companies will be participating in the show. Out of these, 463 are native and 78 foreign. The companies have already booked their pavilions .
In addition to this, 105 companies will join virtually.
Aero India 2021 is the 13th edition of Aero India and participation of Indian domestic companies and public sector companies (PSUs) has increased every year. The air shows, where earlier aerial exhibitions of foreign ships were given prominence, are now prominently featured in the sky acrobatics and aerial displays of indigenous fighter Tejas and helicopters.
The Uttar Pradesh government last year successfully attracted the country's defence companies by organising the finest Defence Expo in Lucknow. The foreign defence manufacturing companies which were part of the Defence Expo in Lucknow will now make their presence at the Aero India show.
It may be recalled that UP is attracting a huge investment in defence manufacturing sector with the ambitious defence manufacturing being set up at six places of the state namely Chitrakoot, Jhansi, Kanpur Nagar, Aligarh, Agra and Lucknow.