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Feb 18 17 tweets 4 min read
India:'The Runway to a Billion Opportunities'

Air India’s historic deal with Airbus & Boeing to buy 470 aircraft ($70bn) & the theme of #AeroIndia reflect New India of the 21st century

Here’s a 🧵 on India’s Civil aviation sector & #AeroIndia

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•Before:Aero India was a mere window to 'Sell to India'

•Today: A potential defence partner. Our technology is cost effective as well as credible.

• 'Best innovation' in India with 'honest intent'

•India is the 3rd largest domestic civil aviation market in the world after China & the US

•Domestic passengers more than doubled from 60 million in 2014 to 143 million in 2020,prior to Covid-19

•International air passengers increased from 23 to 35 million
“Pratyaksham Kim Pramanam”

•Things which are self-evident need no proof. ⬇️

•Make in India(AtmaNirbhar Bharat):

-Tejas fighter planes
-Aircraft carrier INS Vikrant in the Indian Ocean
-C-295 aircraft manufacturing facility in Vadodara
-helicopter unit of HAL in Tumakuru

•Biggest defence importer for decades.We now export defence equipment to 75 countries

•Our defence exports have increased 6 times in the last 5 years

•In 2021-22,we exported over $1.5 billion worth defence equipment

Aim:increase it to $5 billion by 2024-25
NEW INDIA:A fighter pilot

•The India of ‘Amrit Kaal’ is moving forward like a fighter pilot

•Not afraid of scaling heights & excited to fly high

•Thinks fast,thinks far ahead & takes quick decisions

•No matter how fast India's pace is,it’s always connected to its roots

•Decisive government
•Stable policies with Clear intention
•Supportive environment
•Ease of Doing Business in India

Steps to create an environment conducive to global investment & Indian innovation:
•The rules for approving FDI in the defence sector in India have been simplified

•Simplified the process of granting licenses to industries & increased their validity

•The tax benefits available to the manufacturing companies have been increased in the budget
KARNATAKA:an expert in the world of technology

•25% of India's air/spacecraft industry is in KA

•67% of aircraft & helicopter mnfg. for defence & 65% of aerospace exports is done from KA

•Expertise in the field of technology must become our strength in defence sector
MANTHAN:segment on defence innovation at Aero India

•The MoD collects problems from the 3 services & puts them across to the start ups to come out with viable solutions.

•MoD will hand hold these start ups & back them with financial support.
BANDHAN at AeroIndia

•Aimed at forging & renewing partnerships between business entities for innovative collaboration & strategic transformation of the defence manufacturing sector in the country

•MoUs & transfer of technologies (ToTs) pave the way for more FDI in defence

•75% of defence capital procurement budget has been earmarked for domestic industry in FY 2023-24


•Make flying affordable & safe
•Balanced regional growth
•AIM: Enable 50cr domestic ticketing & 20 crore international ticketing by 2027

•Regional Connectivity Scheme:revival of existing unserved & underserved airports & airstrips

•UDAN(Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) expedited connectivity to T-2 & T-3 cities

•Eg:475 UDAN routes involving 73 airports,9 heliports & 2 water aerodromes operationalised

•PLI scheme for drones with an outlay of Rs 120 crore over 3 years

•Liberalisation of drone policy: 25 forms have been reduced to 5

•72 types of fees have been reduced to 4

•90% of airspace marked as ‘Green’ under which no permission is required to operate drones

•Krishi Udan Scheme:transports perishable food products of farmers from the hilly areas,NE states & tribal areas


•Vande Bharat Mission:India operated air bubbles to facilitate the travel of 1.83 crore passengers during COVID-19
•Operation Ganga rescued 22,500 Indian students from Ukraine at the peak of the Russia-Ukraine conflict


•The synergy between tourism & civil aviation propagates India’s tourism potential

•Kushinagar airport
•Min.of Tourism funds >50 routes and under RCS-UDAN Scheme
‘DESIGN OUR DESTINY' should be our new mantra

•India will soon be among the leading countries in the field of innovation & emerge as the "light house" to the entire world.

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