Manohar Parrikar not concerned with 'America first' call

A stunning view of Dassault Rafale

The UK institution is the only university with a stand at Asia's premier aerospace exhibition, which is held in Yelahanka, Bengaluru and is in its 11th year.

The government will adopt a "rational" approach to foreign direct investment in the defence sector keeping in mind the concerns raised by some sections of the Sangh Parivar, defence minister Manohar Parrikar said here on Tuesday. Sometimes, I feel that its like when you load some program, it goes very fast to 95 per cent and the last 5 per cent takes more time. HAL' s LUH made its debut at the Aero India 2017.

The future of India's aerospace market will be guided by the Make in India policy, which will promote co-production of a variety of aircraft among Indian businesses. COAS displayed interest in the 'Make in India initiatives and the national response which had accelerated the pace of modernization. One section of the Army Aviation pavilion also showcased the evolution of aircrafts in the Indian Army.

Besides the LCA, HAL also develops a light combat helicopter and a light utility helicopter for the Indian defence forces.

Parrikar said that India would need a total of 1,000 aircraft in the next 10-15 years. "No reasons why we should keep fighting with them", Parrikar said.

The US government delegation includes MaryKay Carlson, Chargé d'Affaires of the US Mission to India; Beth McCormick, Director for the Defence Technology Security Administration; Heidi H. Grant, Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force and others.

The indigenous system mounted on an aircraft can track area within 240 degrees of its sides at any given point of time. For over 70 years, Cranfield - the largest United Kingdom university for aerospace, engineering and technology postgraduates which offers the only specialist MBA in Defence in Europe - has educated Indian students both from Government and industry.

A complex tactical software has been developed for fusion of information from the sensors, to provide the air situation picture along with intelligence to handle identification/classification of threat. Fighters like Sukhoi 30 MKI, France's Rafale, Sweden's Gripene and USA's F-16 left the crowd spellbound with their manuvoers.Then came the artists in mid-air from Scandinavia, the wing-walker team, Skycats.