10 stunning images from Aero India show

India on Wednesday displayed its prowess in military aeronautics at the opening session of the 13th edition of the biennial Aero India-2021, inaugurated by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the Yelahanka Air Force Station, Bengaluru. While the indigenously developed Tejas-LCA helicopters and Surya Kiran aircraft stole the show, Sukhoi, Rafale, Hawk and the American B-1B Lancer heavy bomber were among the star attractions.

The 13th edition of the biennial international event is said to be the world’s first hybrid aerospace show, with both physical and virtual elements.

Here’s a glimpse:

Indian Air Force’s aerobatic team ‘Suryakiran’ performs during the inauguration of the 13th edition of Aero India, at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru, Wednesday. (PTI)

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited came up with ‘Aatma-nirbhar Formation Flight’ consisting of its products such as LCA trainer (LIFT Trainer), HTT-40, IJT, Advanced Hawk Mk 132 and Civil Do-228, which flew in a special formation showcasing the spectrum of trainers and signifying self-sufficiency in the trainer segment.

Indian Air Force’s aerobatic team ‘Sarang’ performs during the inauguration of the 13th edition of Aero India, at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru. (PTI)
Bengaluru: Indian Air Force’s aerobatic teams ‘Suryakiran’ and ‘Sarang’ perform during the inauguration of the 13th edition of Aero India, at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. (PTI)

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