PM Modi in Karnataka: Day of ‘Made-in-India’ passenger aircraft not far off

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the days of ‘Made-in-India’ passenger aircraft are not far off as India’s aviation market is growing rapidly and the country will need thousands of aircraft and youth to make them be able to meet passenger demand.

India is currently importing planes, but the day is not far when ordinary Indians will fly in ‘Made in India’ passenger planes. He said that those who wear hawai chappal should also take an aeroplane.

Addressing a public meeting after inaugurating the Rs 450-crore modern greenfield airport in Shivamogga, Modi said, “I see this happening with faster growth of the Indian aviation market and better connectivity.”

Lauding the Tata-owned carrier for placing the largest order of 470 aircraft with Airbus and Boeing, Modi said: “Before 2014, AI was often discussed for negative reasons, especially the domestic airline. Known for scams during Congress rule.”