14 June :The Minister of State for Defence Dr MM Pallam Raju leaves today on a three-day visit to France to participate in the 48th International Paris Air Show, being held there from 15 to 21 June 2009. Significantly, this year, the International Paris Air Show–Le Bourget is celebrating its one hundredth anniversary.
In his three day sojourn in the French capital, Dr Pallam Raju will be meeting the French Defence Minister Mr. Herve Morin. He will also be meeting senior officials of leading international defence companies of the world.
The Indian aeronautical major Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd is participating in the show in a big way. Apart from HAL, other Indian companies e.g., Samtel Display Systems Ltd and S.M. Creative Electronics and Infotech Enterprises Ltd are going to display their exhibits.
Dr Pallam Raju is accompanied by Shri Ashok Nayak, Chairman, HAL, Shri A.K.Datt, CMD, BEL, Shri Satyajeet Rajan, Joint Secretary(Exports), Department of Defence Production.