The Ministry Of Defence (MOD) on Saturday clarified that this year's biennial Aero India show will be held in Bengaluru. MOD stated that this decision was taken following lack of infrastructure in other air bases.

The biennial Aero India show will be held in Bengaluru in February. Earlier, it was said that this time the show would be shifted out of Bengaluru, which is the hub of defence research. Following this report, there was much furore among Bengalureans and Karnataka, who refused to let it take off from Lucknow.

MOD statement read, "The government has decided to hold the Aero India 2019 in Bengaluru from February 20 to 24, 2019."

The five-day trade event, that is held at Yelahanka Airbase in Bengaluru, will witness tight security. In the event, many global and Indian defence manufacturing units will participate. Both military and civil aircraft will be put on display and even the public will be allowed to witness the gala event with passes. 

Earlier, reports of 'Bakshi Ka Talab Air Station',  in Lucknow was said to be the destination and the show was to planned between October 27 to November 4. However, a volley of tweets and Facebook posts made the Stateleaders take note and they, including Congress leader Siddaramaiah, lobbied to retain the show in Bengaluru.

State BJP leaders HN Ananth Kumar and BS Yeddyurappa were keen on ensuring that the event stays in Yelahanka.