Inaugurated the HAL’s new LCA-Tejas Production Line in Bengaluru today. Under the ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ India is looking forward to increase its defence manufacturing capabilities. India cannot remain dependent on other countries for its defence.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressing the ‘Curtain Raiser’ event for Aero India 2021 in Bengaluru :
The state of Karnataka with its excellent ecosystem of entrepreneurial spirit and industrial infrastructure needs a special mention here. Karnataka is long known for its leadership in software industry.
The association of Aero India show with Karnataka has been built over the years. And experience tells us that it has proved to be most appropriate. The State has some of the finest institutions that are associated with the aviation industry.
Set against the vibrant defense and aerospace backdrop of Bengaluru, Aero India would offer unprecedented access, insights and opportunities to connect and collaborate with India and global industry leaders, visionaries, academicians, central and State administrations.
We all are aware, that the world is passing through one of the worst pandemics caused by COVID-19 which has compelled several countries including India to impose unavoidable restrictions.
Due to preventive measures and social distancing norms in place, this edition of Aero India will be a purely Business Event. There will be no Public days. However, limited access will be provided to the Public to the Aero shows based on Online bookings.
Aero India – 2021 promises to be World’s First Ever Hybrid Aero & Defence exhibition with a concurrent Virtual exhibition which will integrate the Seminars, B2B interactions, product display etc.
The global business community has responded enthusiastically to Indian economy’s revivalist fervor and Aero India will further showcase the nation’s accomplishments in defence manufacturing and position India as investment, innovation and defence manufacturing hub.
Hosting this event in the IT capital of India will not only help consolidate the State’s position, as one of the favoured destinations for foreign and domestic investors, but also reinforce itself as one of the gateways to defence and economic engagement with India.
The highlights of Aero India 2021 would be the Inauguration of India Pavilion, based on the theme – Rotary Wings, Conclave of Defence Ministers of IOR, Conclave of Chiefs of Air Staff of various countries, India – Russia Military Industrial Conference, Startup Manthan etc.
The Indian Ocean Region Defence Ministers Conclave would reinforce the relevance of the region and its continued importance for stake holders, from the perspective of trade, security and freedom of navigation.
Over 600 exhibitors including 80 Foreign companies, would showcase their defence manufacturing prowess at #AeroIndia2021 exhibition.
The Aero India 2021, will help forge enormous global engagement with Indian defence industry, in the form of partnerships and investments, paving the path for a transformation of the world’s largest democracy into the world’s most powerful defence economy.
I have no hesitation in saying that our robust stance, immediate and calibrated response and the unrelenting spirit of the soldiers on the borders led to stabilisation of the situation and we showed our resolve to defend the sovereignty and integrity of our country.
Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has decided to depute two high-level multi-disciplinary teams to Kerala and Maharashtra to collaborate with the State Health Authorities in instituting public health measures for COVID-19 management.
At a time when almost all States/Union Territories are showing a declining trend in number of cases and deaths due to COVID-19, Kerala and Maharashtra continue to report large number of cases. At present, these two States alone are contributing to almost 70% active COVID-19 cases in the country.
The Central team to Maharashtra comprises of experts drawn from National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi. The Kerala team shall comprise of senior official from Ministry of Health & Family Welfare along with experts from Regional Office of Health & Family Welfare, Thiruvananthapuram and Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi.
The teams shall work closely with the State Health Departments, take a stock of on ground situation and recommend necessary public health interventions to contain the large number of cases being reported by these States.