The plane that drew the most interest was the French Dassault’s Rafale - the plane that won India's $10 billion contract.
It drew a few cheers and some cries of "Oh look at that!" when it roared into the sky and proved its claim for flexible maneuverability easily. It looks good - at least from the ground during displays.
Image: Indian Air Force Acrobatics team Sarang performs during the inauguration of the Aero India 2013 at Yelhanka Air base in Bengaluru on Wednesday.