Centre’s Rafale deal may hit Bangalore airshow

With the government zeroing in on the vendor for procuring 126 fighter jets, the upcoming aero show in Bangalore is likely to lose some sheen, though the Defence Ministry claimed that the event will generate more business. Only the Rafale fighter aircraft from Dasault Aviation and the F-16s from Lockheed Martin will fly at the ninth edition of Aero India, which will begin at the Yelahanka base in Bangalore on February 6. Twenty-seven countries will put up stalls and officials from 78 nations will attend the five-day event. With some more big-ticket acquisitions in military aviation in the pipeline, officials hope that Indian companies will get ample business.


Source: Deccan Herald

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