Union Minister of Civil AviationAshok Gajapathi Raju, leading India’s delegation at the 51st International Air Show in Paris, met the Minister for Transport Marine Affairs and Fisheries of France Alain Vidalies.
They discussed issues related to aviation sector. The discussion focussed on manufacturing, infrastructure development and investment in India’s aviation sector. The delegation also met the senior management personnel of Bombardier, Boeing and SAFRAN. Raju informed them about various opportunities in Indian aviation market and ‘Make in India’. He invited them to manufacture their products as they already have a large presence. He also invited them for ‘India Aviation 2016’. Earlier, the delegation attended the inaugural function of the Air Show The inauguration was attended by delegations from more than 100 countries. Raju interacted with the Indian Exhibitors participating in the Air Show. They informed the minister about their products and services being offered to the global industry. The delegation also met the CEO and senior management of Textron, Thales and Dassault. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has consoled the farmers families in Punjab in connection with suicides committed by the farmers. He said that farmers were committing suicides due to Central Government’s policies. He gave them assurance that his party would stand by them.