Fri. Apr 19th, 2024
Defence minister Rajnath Singh (ANI File Photo )Defence minister Rajnath Singh (ANI File Photo )

New Delhi: Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday reviewed the preparation for Aero India- 21 during the Apex Committee Meeting in Bengaluru.

Aero India 2021 is an event which is now being conducted as a Business event from 3 to 05 February next month. This three-day event is unique as it will be the World’s first Hybrid exhibition wherein the Business element of the event will be both physical as well as virtual.

During the meeting, the Defense Minister emphasized the safe conduct of the event and making it inclusive for the world Aerospace and Defence (A&D) industry.

He said that the hybrid model of Aero India- 21 should be the template for the world to emulate the conduct of Business in the new normal till the concerns of the pandemic are addressed. Aero India- 21 is now being held simultaneously as a physical exhibition and a virtual exhibition with stalls being provided in both the physical and virtual realms which will result in greater engagement and the exhibitors will experience a greater outreach catering to those who could not join the event physically.

He noted that the attendees joining the event virtually could participate in seminars, interact with the exhibitors and representatives, hold B2B meetings, and could also view the product details and supporting videos.

Aero India is one of the Major International A&D exhibitions, requires active participation, shared responsibility, and synchronized efforts at all levels. Towards defining the roles and responsibilities, an MoU was signed on the margins of the meeting between the Government of India and the Government of Karnataka.

As per the Defense Ministry, the theme of the event is “Runway to a Billion Opportunities”, in keeping with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision for Atmanirbhar Bharat.

Meanwhile, the meeting was attended by Chief Minister of Karnataka B. S. Yediyurappa and Chief Secretary of Karnataka P. Ravi Kumar, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and Secretary of the Department of Defence Production Raj Kumar, AOC in C Southern Command Air Marshal RK Mathur, GoC in C Southern Command Lt Gen CP Mohanty and other senior officials, the ministry informed.

Rajnath Singh also Launched the Aero India-21 mobile app today which will be the handy interactive interface for all issues related to the event and promises to provide a hassle-free entry to the venue.