Bangalore: India is projected to become the third largest defence spender after the US and China with $ 80-100 billion worth of acquisitions lined up for next five years and the bi-annual aerospace exposition, Aero India, is a fitting tribute to the growth in the industry. The Aero India 2013 airshow is scheduled to be held from February 6 to February 11 in Bangalore. The defence capital budget in the 12th plan will be an estimated Rs. 4,45,500 crore. Those who missed the long-range ballistic missile Agni-5 at the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi on Saturday can catch it during the Aero India 2013 show. The ninth edition of Aero India show at the Yelahanka Air Force station in Bangalore will show case 53 civil and military aircraft from leading manufacturers and suppliers across the globe.
Apart from Agni-5, the Airborne Early Warning and Control Systems (AEW&Cs) will be one of the major attraction at the DRDO pavilion. India has taken up development of the Rs 6,000-crore Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) that will have the capability to penetrate longer distances into the enemy territory.
29/01/13 One India