Fewer flying displays as Covid-19 pandemic curbs Aero India 2021

The defence ministry’s flagship air show, Aero India 2021, scheduled to be held in Bengaluru next month, has run into the headwinds of the Covid-19 pandemic, with major defence multinationals deciding not to participate. Companies that are attending are doing so on a low key, and flying displays — the staple of air shows — will be sharply curtailed. The show website indicates that only 75 foreign firms are participating this year, compared to 165 companies that attended the previous edition of the biennial air show in 2019. Amongst the notable absentees is Swedish.....

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