On Saturday, the Karnataka Government have reacted very strongly to all the reports surrounding Aero India, a biennial air show and aviation exhibition that was held in Bengaluru that is said to move to the state capital.
"We have been India's defence hub since Independence, but under the NDA, we are constantly losing key defence projects and flagship programs." Tweeted by Dr G Parameshwara, Deputy Chief Minister that target the Central government for answers. He has also urged Nirmala Sitharaman, the Defence Minister to come forward to clarify her stand on the issue.
On Saturday, R V Deshpande, the state revenue minister also met Rajnath Singh, home minister, in Delhi to speak about this whole shift of the air show venue. During this whole discussion, Deshpande expressed his displeasure on this whole scene that surrounds the shift of the grand military and commercial aero show to a new venue and has called out this decision as a very unfortunate one.
A press statement came out from the minister office, Karnataka is the aerospace capital of India, a pioneer in the contribution of high tech ecosystem to the Indian Aerospace Industry by attracting 65 per cent of aerospace investments and producing a quarter of India's Aircraft and spacecraft," Then it added, "World class Aerospace park is also coming up in Bangalore. Moreover, Bangalore has been hosting the biennial Airshow successfully for the past 20 years. In this background, he urged the government of India to reconsider its decision,"
Earlier, Dinesh Gundu Rao, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Chief wrote to the defence minister on this whole subject. The Aero show started in 1996 and since then it was hosted by Bengaluru only and when the report comes out that it is being shifted then it shocked the government to the core. The last show that was held on 2017 February.
To add more speculation that the Aero India venue will be shifting to Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh since the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has urged the defence minister to hold it in UP.
He stated in a statement, "I request the defence minister to hold the Aero India show in Uttar Pradesh. We will provide every type of facility. In this context, I request her to announce this at the earliest so that we can proceed with the preparations,"
Karnataka asks for the clarification from Centre on the moving out of Aero India show from Bengaluru