Preparations for the ninth edition of International Exhibition on Aerospace, Defence and Civil Aviation (Aero India 2013) are in full swing at the IAF base in Yelahanka, Bangalore. Air Marshal Rajinder Singh, Air Officer Commanding- in-Chief, Training Command, IAF, told Express: “More than 27 countries are participating in the show, and official delegations from 78 countries are expected during the five-day show, starting on February 6. Our preparations began in September 2012 and the activity levels are at their peak now,” he said. The show-stoppers include Global 6000, Pilatus PC-7 (IAF’s new Basic Trainer Aircraft), C-130J and Mi-17 V5 chopper. “The Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft, Chinook and AW-101 helicopters are also participating in the show,” he said.
Source: Indian Express