As a prelude to Aero India 2009 to be held in Bangalore from February 11 to 15, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is conducting a three-day international seminar in association with the Aeronautical Society of India from February 9.
The event, themed "Aerospace - Perspectives and Trends in Technologies", will be inaugurated by Defence Minister A K Antony.
The theme and sub-themes have been so conceptualised as to provide for extensive interaction and flow of information across communities of scientists, designers, manufacturers, users, operators and academia forging a strong alliance for furtherance of the cause of aerospace, DRDO officials said.
Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister and Director General of DRDO, M Natarajan said that in today's world, aviation business has become an expensive proposition.
"Increasingly, nations are compelled to pool their resources together to reduce the time from mind-to-market," Natarajan said.