Aircraft stand parked on the second day of the Aero India 2019 show in Bengaluru. (Source: PTI)

Aero India 2019 In Pictures: Metal Birds Take To The Bengaluru Skies

The Aero India 2019 show is up and running in Bengaluru. The largest air show in Asia offers a platform for aerospace and defence manufacturers—both domestic and foreign—to display of their top offerings as well as allowing spectators to enjoy some high-flying action.

This year was no different with homegrown Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. taking the lead role at the Air Force Station in Yelahanka, Bengaluru. Manufacturers like Boeing, Airbus, Saab AB, Dassault and Embraer also showed up with their aircraft. This year’s edition also saw a ‘Drone Olympics’ that drew in teams from across the country with their prototypes.

Here are slideshows of some of the best shots from Aero Show India 2019:

The Controversial One

Dassault Aviation’s Rafale jet has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately. But that didn’t hinder the French manufacturer from showing off the fighter jet’s capabilities.

A Rafale jet does a maneuver. (Source: PTI)
A Rafale jet does a maneuver. (Source: PTI)

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Made In India, Truly

HAL showcased its full hangar at the Aero India show.

HAL’s Dornier Do 228 flanked by an HTT-40 and Hawk I (Source: PTI)
HAL’s Dornier Do 228 flanked by an HTT-40 and Hawk I (Source: PTI)

The Imports

These include some of the best jets on display by foreign manufacturers that are either being used or will be used by India.

The new Airbus A330 neo takes flight. (Source: Defence Spokesperson Twitter)
The new Airbus A330 neo takes flight. (Source: Defence Spokesperson Twitter)

The Daredevils

There was some high-flying adrenaline gushing display of aircraft maneuvering at the Aero India show.

Indian Air Force’s Surya Kiran Sun Rays aerobatic display team. (Photographer: Karen Dias/ Bloomberg)
Indian Air Force’s Surya Kiran Sun Rays aerobatic display team. (Photographer: Karen Dias/ Bloomberg)

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Drone Olympics

The drone flying competition was a fresh addition to the airshow.

(Source: PTI)
(Source: PTI)