Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Big Upgrade: Indian PM To Inaugurate Aero India 2015

In what will be a significantly upgraded profile for India's big aerospace show, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to inaugurate Aero India 2015 on February 18. The biennial show is traditionally kicked off by the incumbent Defence Minister. This time, Prime Minister Modi is said to be interested in getting his 'Make in India' message more play at the show, and will send out the message in his inaugural speech.

Over the last few weeks, the PM hasn't let it rest. He's brought up the 'Make in India' message during meetings with the Russian defence minister, U.S. President and virtually anyone else looking to sell India stuff. Several decisions taken by his new government reflect the drive too -- most prominently the scrapping of a near-complete light helicopter competition. Vendors and firms have been quick to reconfigure and course-correct their own campaigns so they fit easier with the new government's too-loud-to-miss call for local investment. It'll be most interesting to see what firms doing and looking to do aerospace business in India think of the drive. More here soon.

8 comments :

Eagle said...

You always says "more here soon" but never come.

Anonymous said...

Is MMRCA deal dead? The new version of the Rafale being offered not exactly state-of-the-art per some internet posts.

Anonymous said...

I want to visit aero india 2015. For visitor's registration, there are two options- ADVA-Air Display Viewing area and visitor's exhibition area. Which one should i select? What's the difference between two? Plz help.

eagle said...

Good effort to make India a manufacturing hub.

Anonymous said...

@singam - This will be the 8th Aero Show I will be attending. In my humble opinion, whoever inaugurates it is of no consequence. Many people in the industry just feel it is very difficult to do business in India.

Also, the buzz being that the MoD has dragged it's feet on the MMCRA deal with no positive closure in sight.

Ankur Sawhney said...

In AVDA, u will only be able to c the airshow in the skies above but not meet any representative. But even the exhibition one isnt the full deal. To obtain even better passes, u must know sum1. Those arent sold

Anonymous said...

Go NaMo Go!! Make in India is the correct mantra!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Ankur. Will I be able to see the actual aircrafts on the ground from the close distance in ADVA?