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INAUGURAL CEREMONY OF AERO INDIA SHOW – 2019: HON’BLE CHIEF MINISTER’S SPEECH

(Bengaluru), February 20, 2019

-Ladies and Gentlemen,

-At the outset, I would like to offer my tributes to Wing Commander Sahil Gandhi, who unfortunately died in the mid air crash yesterday and my deep condolences to his bereaved family. I wish and hope utmost precaution is taken to avoid such incidents in future.

-I heartily welcome you all to Karnataka and glad to be present here at the inauguration of the 12th edition of AERO INDIA SHOW 2019 in Namma Bengaluru.

-Aero India has successfully carved a niche for itself globally as a premier aerospace exhibition by providing a significant platform in bolstering business opportunities to International aerospace and defence sectors.

-I am sure Aero India Show 2019 spread over five days will enhance the Trade and Technology flow from various countries into India in Aerospace and Defence sectors.

-The State of Karnataka has been at the forefront of India’s march towards economic growth. Karnataka’s GSDP was INR 12 trillion in 2018-19 and the state’s economy is expected to grow at 9.6 per cent during 2018-19.

-The State has become a destination for leading businesses because of a powerful combination of thriving ecosystem, highly skilled and talented workforce, great technical expertise, relentless innovation and business friendly policies.

-When our government was formed in May last year, we took several steps towards fulfilling the aspirations of the people and help the state realize its economic growth potential.

-My government is focused on pro-business approach and to ensure its benefits percolate down to the poor in order to provide employment opportunities and expand the dynamic middle class. Several corrective steps have been taken in last few months to bring in economic reforms in the State.

-A congenial economic environment has been created in the State to boost the investors’ confidence. Third year in a row, Karnataka has been ranked 1st in the country as the most attractive State for investments.

-Karnataka has regained its glory of being a business proactive State by ensuring 98 per cent compliance to provisions of Business Reforms Action Plan.

-Karnataka believes in futuristic modern and digital technologies to improve productivity and ensure competitiveness.

-We are determined and focused in our efforts to make Karnataka, particularly Bengaluru, as the hub of next-gen technologies. Recently, Bengaluru was ranked as the No.1 Digital City in the World.

-Karnataka is one of the leading high-tech industrialised states in the country and the Undisputed Leader in Aerospace and Defence.

-With India’s first aerospace SEZ operational at Belgaum, Karnataka is poised to grow into a global centre with access to a quality ecosystem.

-The State has been the first to develop a Hi-Tech, Defence & Aerospace Park for Aerospace Component, IT and Defence Industries.

-With the aim to make Karnataka as one of the leading MRO hubs in Asia, MRO centres at BIAL and Mysore are being set up which will provide full aircraft base maintenance services.

-Defence Manufacturing Cluster at Mangaluru is also being planned.

-Our Government has also set-up the Centre for Excellence in Aerospace in partnership with Dassault Systemes, which is country’s first. The industry-driven aerospace park located at Devanahalli will act as a catalyst of growth by making world class skilled professionals available for the aerospace and defence sector.

-Karnataka has a high potential for aerospace industries due to its strength and like relatively low cost aerospace manufacturing, presence of defence public sector undertakings, research and development agencies, expertise in aerospace with a number of small and medium enterprises.

-Over the next four to five days, Government of Karnataka will be holding more than 50 B2G meetings in our respective Hall and Chalet at Aero India.

-On this optimistic note, I wish Aero India Show 2019 a grand success. I am sure it would help in enhancing Karnataka’s position as a manufacturing base for aerospace and defence companies and to leverage its potential in the international market.

-Thank You!

-Jai Hind! Jai Karnataka !

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