BENGALURU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated the Asia’s Premier Air Show, Aero India 2015, at Air Force Station Yelahanka in Bengaluru. Modi is the second Prime Minister to inaugurate the event after HD Deve Gowda in 1996.

After inauguration of the event, PM Modi addressed the Aero India show.

Here are the highlights of the event:

  • We have to modernise our defence, says Modi
  • Need to increase our defence preparedness, says PM Modi while speaking at the Aero India show
  • Must involve our scientists, soldiers: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Aero India Show
  • Defence development at heart of ‘Make In India’, says PM Modi with ‘Make In India’ campaign.
  • 60% of our weapons remains imported, says Modi
  • Air Show reflects our new level of confidence: PM Modi
  • Defence output will double if domestic procurement goes up from 40% to 70% in next five years: PM
  • We must ensure that our tax system does not discriminate against domestic manufacturer in comparison to imports, says PM Modi at Aero India Show
  • PM Modi at Aero India show: The government aims to build an industry that will have room for everyone – public sector, private sector and foreign firms.

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