France is the foremost foreign country at Aero India 2021
Despite the pandemic, French majors participate in force in Aero India 2021 exhibition.
Air Force Station, Yelahanka, Bengaluru, 3 February 2021
The Bengaluru air show is the first major defence and aerospace exhibition to be held, one year since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, and French companies have come in force.
The French companies present at Aero India either at the France Pavillion or exhibiting directly are: ABC – Aerocampus Aquitaine – Airbus – Ametra – ASB Group – Axon’ Câble – Cimulec Groupe – Dassault Aviation / Rafale International – Dassault Systèmes – Faure Herman – First Switchtech – Gaches Chimie – Liebherr Aerospace – Lisi Aerospace (ANKIT) – MBDA – Nicomatic India – Novae – NSE – Pinette P.E.I. – PSD Aero – Rafaut Group – Recaero – Roxel – Safran – Stäubli Tec-System – Techman Head – Thales – UUDS Magnum Aero.
With 28 exhibiting companies, France once again notches the strongest foreign representation at Aero India. This reaffirms the French industry’s keen interest in this event, despite the adverse global public health situation.
This is also reflects the enduring commitment of French companies to contributing to developing India’s aerospace and defence industry.
Indeed, French companies invest, design and make in India to produce aircraft and high-tech parts. Over 60 French defence and aerospace companies are present in India through industrial facilities and/or India representation offices. Their activities contribute to the strategic partnership that unites our two countries.
France’s participation in Aero India 2021 comes two weeks after France and India conducted joint air force exercises in Jodhpur, involving Rafale on both sides for the first time, and a month after the visit to India of French President Emmanuel Macron’s Diplomatic Advisor for the Indo-French Strategic Dialogue.