Banglore, Feb. 15 (ANI): The five-day Aero India 2009 finished on Sunday at Yelahanka Air Force base with a grand air display.
The crowds during the air show proved the increased popularity of aviation in the country since the inaugural fare in 1996.
Over two-lakh visitors attended the show. This includes fifty thousand business visitors alone, exceeding the projection at the start of the show.
The defense industries are set to get a boost as 588 business-to-business (b2b) meetings took place under the umbrella of CII during Aero India 2009.
The newly introduced software, enabling online registration and enhancing business propositions amongst companies worldwide, proved a huge success.
During the air show, which was inaugurated by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony, 592 exhibitors from 25 countries participated.
The participating countries were, UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Italy, Ireland, Israel, Malaysia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Netherlands and Ukraine.
The next Aero India will be held from February 9, 2011 at Bangalore. (ANI)