Bengaluru has potential to be civil aviation capital: Kharola

Bengaluru has potential to be civil aviation capital: Kharola

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Bengaluru, Jan 18 : Union Ministry of Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola on Saturday said that the Bengaluru could become the Civil Aviation Capital of India as it has all the potentiality.

Addressing industry meet ahead of ''Wings of India 2020'', Asia's largest Civil Aviation event here, he said that "Over the last decade, India has witnessed a robust civil aviation market, and through this event we aim to provide a congenial forum that will cater to the rapidly changing dynamics of the sector, focusing on new business acquisition, investments, policy formation and regional connectivity.

Bengaluru being the IT capital of India, it has the potential of becoming the aviation capital of India''. Speaking on the occasion, Director, Human Space Flight Centre ISRO S Unnikrishnan Nair said ''India is set to trigger revival of the global aviation sector. The civil aviation and space industry together will have a world class training facility for pilots and astronauts. We are sure that the exhibition for aviation as well as space fraternity is a platform to develop new growth spots that can be targeted to ensure a positive curve." Earlier, welcoming the dignitaries, Ministry of Civil Aviation Joint Secretary Usha Padhee said, ''This summit aims to bring all players, facilitators and regulators of aviation fraternity under one roof to explore opportunities together.(UNI)