Karnataka eligible to become number one in Aerospace sector: CM Bommai

Bengaluru, Feb.14:In the field of the aerospace sector, Karnataka is after London and Singapore, and it has all the qualities to become the number one position, said Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.

Speaking at a dinner hosted as a mark of respect for VVIPs and industrialists participating in the Aero India Show 2023 here on Tuesday, he said Karnataka has hosted this event for the 14th consecutive year and no state in the country has hosted the air show for so many times. This time, the show is more and a large number of industrialists are participating.

The CM said the opportunities are more in Bengaluru and engineers are working continuously to make the Air Show successful. Their elders in 1960 had been successful in making investments. New technology has brought in a lot of changes. The officials of Karnataka have successfully conducted the aero show in Bengaluru and they need to be acknowledged for their hard work. The state has helped many young entrepreneurs and technocrats to grow. The opportunities are plenty for youths in the aerospace sector.

Bommai said the state has an aerospace policy and small and large industries have a good opportunity. Presently, 65 percent of the defence products are manufactured here and it will rise to 70 percent in the coming days. Already, many have made investments and others have shown investment interest. The US consulate has appreciated the Bengaluru Airshow and opined the situation is conducive for investment.

Large & Medium Scale Industries Minister Murgesh Nirani, Chief Secretary Vandita Sharma, Commerce & Industries Department Principal Secretary Selva Kumar, Commissioner Gunjan Krishna, and others were present.

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