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Photos : Aero India 2013

The Indian Air Force Sarang aerobatics team perform in their HAL Dhruv helicopters during Aero India 2013 at the Yelahanka Air Force station in Bangalore on February 6, 2013. India, the world's leading importer of weaponry, opened one of Asia's biggest aviation trade shows Wednesday with Western suppliers eyeing lucrative deals and a Chinese delegation attending for the first time. AFP PHOTO/Manjunath KIRAN

Photos : Aero India 2013

Aero India 2013 got off to a flying start at the Yelahanka air base in Bangalore. The the five-day biennial event will see 53 aircrafts including the French Rafale and American F-16 fighter aircraft flying at the event.