Bengaluru to host Aero India 2019: defence ministry

jet-flag-pti (Representative image) It will be the 12th edition of Aero India, popularly known as the ‘Aero Show'

Putting all speculations to rest, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Saturday said that the next edition of Aero India will be held in Bengaluru itself. It is conrmed now that the premier air show and aviation exhibition will now be held from February 20 to 24, 2019 at the Air Force Station (AFS) Yelahanka. Lucknow was pitching in strongly to host the show.

“The government has decided to hold the Aero India 2019 in Bengaluru from February 20-24, 2019. This five-day event will combine a major trade exhibition for the aerospace and defence industries with public air shows,” says a MoD statement.

It further added that besides global leaders and big investors in aerospace industry, the show will also see participation by think-tanks from across the world. “It will provide a unique opportunity for exchange of information, ideas and new developments in the aviation industry. Besides giving a fillip

to the domestic aviation industry it would further the cause of Make in India (project). The Department of Defence Production is committed to make this a successful and result oriented show,” the statement added.

It will be the 12th edition of Aero India, popularly known as the ‘Aero Show.’ Started in 1996, the ‘plane carnival’ has been a showpiece event with AFS Yelahanka rising to the occasion to accommodate the increasing demand of the biennial show.