The Flying Bulls aerobats fly in formation during Aero India 2013 in Bangalore on February 6, 2013. PHOTO: AFP
India opened one of Asia's biggest aviation trade shows on Wednesday.
Pathetic! I have seen many airshows around the world and this ranks the lowest!
@Wed: First try to host one. Failed state citizen hahahahahaha
@Wed: including the airshow by drones eh ??? :)
you might have watched the drone show live, right?
That was TERRIBLE!
Where are the jets? One Rafale Dassault? And that too a French manufactured plane? Where are the HAL fighters? Is it still 1993 in the Indian defence establishment? Why did ET even bother with a slideshow of some dinky prop planes?
Even the Ideas show in Karachi has some locallly manufactured JF-17′s from this century, along with a live fire armoured/infantry/amphibious demo war game every two years it happens.
India needs to step up their game. Wasn’t India supposed to have like American jets and the best of the E.U, not to mention the latest generation of Russian Sukhois and MiGs. Disappointment.
Indeed i think india needs improvements in air force after the non-existence of teja project. big country but lowly powered air force
No seriously a good move by India. But I was hoping to see more modern fighter jets than the old propellant planes considering the massive hype of IAF supremacy in South Asia. Nonetheless, a good move and Pakistan should do the same to display all the block 2′s they have now from F16s to JF17s and the UAVs… bring ‘em out guys …. for fun at least!! :p
To all the guys crying about lack of fighter aircraft: This is more of a commercial event rather than a jingoistic show of force. India has already finalized fighter deals for the foreseeable future. And well, we don’t really need to show off, if you get the gist of what I mean!
Gosh! Did i just fan-propelled air planes? Am i living in the 1930s?
And this is published in ET!!!
How many of these are being used to protect the passengers on Delhi transit?
@Nauman: that really din make any sense………btw try protect ur PAF bases then talk :)
@Hi Hi hey hey: thats just for show….it isn’t used in war…..
@Chaudhary, @evil …. Guys really i like urs comments..
You got all of it from the lousy pics in the article! Genius!
This is how it looks when the Air Aerobatics team start performing.. You are up close..
Americans(with their F16s and other civilian companies), Europeans(with their Eurofighters and Airbus), the British, French(with their Rafael which India is buying), Russians(with the Sukhois, Helicopters), Israelis(with their UAVs and other defence goodies India will lay its hands on) and even the Chinese are making a presence.
Basically the world world’s who’s who of aviation is in Bangalore right now(where I live), except from Pakistan.
No wonder its Asia’s biggest Air Show and the only show where all the NATO countries + Russia have been bringing all their goodies. The ONLY! We are the only power everybody seems to trust and like..
For us civilians, we get to see the high tech machines up close for 500 Rupees, which is 1000 something Pakistani Rupees. Not to mention the aerobatic teams.
Enough to whop your uncivilized bottom.Recommend
I like the 2nd & 2nd last fotos.
@ John. You write
“Indeed i think india needs improvements in air force after the non-existence of teja project. big country but lowly powered air force”
Whatever! but good enough to whip you everytime till date. Only stupid go for an overkill when a simple “Boo” is enough to knock you guys over.
Wow, u guys have all the best of the best fighter jets in the world and yet it takes one 5.5 feet ajmal kasab type to infiltrate and make ur financial hub hostage for a day n leave the remaining billion plus going nuts forever.
tejas is also flying their
This one is an International Aviation Show hosted by India, I am sure you people must have heard about these kind of shows but never seen it happening in Pakistan and how about the Formula 1 that India hosts each year and which has one of the best Formula 1 circuits in the world, does Pakistan host Formula 1 ?? Does Pakistan host International Air shows ??? India launched around 60 Satelliets into Orbit, how many Satellites did Pakistan launch till date ???? Can anyone answer as I am not aware of the facts of Pakistan. Thanks.
The biggest air show on display in Pakistan is the DRONE SHOW.
Kasab entered Bharat desh because of some traitors inside India (sleeper cells). Our govt will identify the traitors soons. Jai Hind. Tamil Valga. Indian army greatest of all in the world. We are bset example of secularism. How come formula 1 will enter that country, that country’s own people are afraid of them.
Learn to use Metro Buses in civilized way then you can talk about Air Shows. Its beyond your comprehension.
Wow what nice Circus Stunt! I guess only foreign jets showed some moves! But overall its was nice circus stunt!
Long live IAF.
Not sure why people are complaining about fighter jets performing, it is clearly stated in the article. It is a Trade show, not a military one.
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