All the big players - like Lockheed Martin and Boeing - were out in full force. Boeing even held a press conference where they "reaffirmed" their commitment to India. They have grounds for being optimistic - they beat the Russians to win the contract for 22 Apache AH-64D attack helicopters and they are selling us C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft.
Besides, the American air force wins the 'who looks coolest in their uniform and aviator sunglasses' contest hands down.
American companies also had a number of civil aviation options on display, which seemed to indicate they have big plans for the civil sector.
Image: Tejas aircraft performs during the inauguration of the Aero India 2013 at Yelhanka Air base in Bengaluru on Wednesday.