Aero India 2023: Lord Hanuman's image removed from HAL Aircraft in Bengaluru

Aero India 2023: HAL
removes Lord Hanuman’s

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) removed the image of Lord Hanuman from Hindustan Lead in Fighter Trainer (HLFT)-42 which was on display at Aero India 2023 in Bengaluru

Hindustan Lead in
Fighter Trainer

Asia’s largest air show Aero India 2023, saw the unveiling of fighter trainer HLFT-42 bearing an image of Lord Hanuman with a slogan “the storm is coming”

A HAL official reportedly said that the logo with Lord Hanuman was derived from now-defunct HAL aircraft named HF-24 Marut (meaning wind) 

Indian Air Force (IAF)
fighter jet at Aero India

Though, a day later, HAL decided to remove the Lord Hanuman sticker from HLFT-42 which is a lightweight multirole fighter aircraft

HAL HLFT 42 Lord
Hanuman photo

What is HLFT-42

HLFT-42, an air-to-air and air-to-ground trainer equipped with advanced avionics and weapon systems, will be used to train younger fighter pilots of Indian Air Force (IAF) and also those in the Indian Navy

Hindustan Lead in Fighter Trainer (HLFT)-42 in pics

HAL showcased the Hindustan Lead in Fighter Trainer (HLFT)-42 at the ongoing Aero India 2023 at the Air Force Station in Yelahanka, Bengaluru

PM Modi inaugurates
Aero India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the five-day-long event, Aero India 2023 on Feb 13. It showcased India’s aerospace and defence capabilities.

Helicopter Prachand at
Aero India 2023

PM Modi also unveiled Made-in-India Light Combat Helicopter Prachand in Indian Army colours

Defence products including the 5th Generation Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft, LCA Mark2 and Naval Twin Engine Deck-based Fighter jet were on display

Aero India 2023

United States Air Force's (USAF) newest fifth-generation fighters F-35A Lightning II and F-35A Joint Strike Fighter debuts are the other highlights 

Aero India 2023 highlights

Aadhaar Mitra - UIDAI's AI-powered chatbot comes in after launch of several such tools like ChatGPT, Google Bard

Produced by: Bhoomika
Designed by: Pragati

Next Visual Story 

Click Here

Next: From Imperial Tobacco Company to a Diversified Conglomerate