Bengaluru: Soon after the launch of the official website for 13th edition of the Aero India 2021, the Karnataka government has seen a tremendous response with almost 90 percent of the space being provisionally booked or blocked.

Participating in the Ambassador’s Round Table virtual summit with regard to Aero India 2021, chaired by Union Defence minister, Rajnath Singh, CM of Karnataka BS Yediyurappa said “It is indeed a unique challenge for the Karnataka government and Ministry of Defence to host this event during the time when the entire world is reeling under the global pandemic of Covid-19”

The Chief Minister added that Karnataka has been the host state for all the previous editions of Aero India, and it is a proud moment to host the upcoming Aero India-2021.

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The event is scheduled to be held from February 3 to 7, 2021.

Yediyurappa added “To make the event successful, the state government has adopted various proactive measures to ensure a pandemic-free environment to host the Aero India-2021”.

The SOPs are being formulated in order to ensure the safety of international delegates, participating dignitaries and the general public with strict adherence to the norms of thermal screening, sanitisation and social distancing to be observed at all locations inside and outside the venue.

Karnataka has prominent space in the aerospace and defence map in the country catering to nearly 25 per cent of India’s aircraft and spacecraft industry.