A Sukhoi and a Jaguar also demonstrated for the crowd, with the Jaguar, afterburners on full blast and visibly white hot even in the noon sky, proving to be especially blinding - and deafening - with each pass.
The planes had an unexpected side effect as well. Local TV news channels were full of news of snakes barging into homes - apparently frightened or disturbed by the booming jet engines. They reported 15 complaints to animal control throughout the day.
Image: The indigenous LCA making a mark during a training sortie ahead of Aero India 2013 at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru on Tuesday.