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Ex-Malabar in Pictures

Discussion in 'Military Multimedia' started by Sancho, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    What I was hoping to see from this exercise, possibly the coolest Indian Mil shots this year :D

    Working with the USN to build up the IN's operational capabilities is going to give the IN a CLEAR edge in carrier aviation over the PLA(N).

    Sadly commies are going to pay for their hubris and delusions of grandeur with the blood of their brave airmen and sailors in the years ahead.
     
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    Have to say, I like the IN's working uniform most of all- the most suited to working conditions on navy ships plus the addition of reflective strips across the torso and ankles increases the safety features for the crew.
     
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    US Navy P8A with Indian Navy P8I at INS Arakonam

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    Nimitz , Viki and Izumo...... that's a Brilliant shot...
     
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    Every Indian Navy guy in the picture is my junior buddy.
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    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    The navy spokesperson is also my coursemate.
     
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    Definitely cool pics, but pics don't win wars, capability does and PLAN has the more capable carrier.
    Sadly I didn't saw pics that I was hoping for, ASW operations with the Japanese Navy and their helicopter carrier. Ideally even some first hand experience for IN about V22s.
    The exercise was suppose to be aimed at ASW, to counter Chinese sub fleet, but at least the pics hints more on interoperability exercises (helicopters landing on foreign vessels, refuelling operations, cross visits of officials...). If somebody finds a report about more details of the exercise, please post it!
     
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    No doubt.

    On paper sure but how capable can a Chinese re-conditioned floating casino really be? At least the Vikramditya was worked on by the orginal builders.

    The IAC-1 blows the Liaoning and their under construction carrier out of the water.

    1) Most of what occured in the Ex won't be pictured
    2) Give it a few days for some more details to emerge but, again, don't expect much
     
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    There was TV report by Gaurav Sawant today in India Today, saying this was about Anti Sub warfare...
     
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    Again, pride doesn't win wars, capability does! A larger carrier that is operational now, that has more capable fighters (and we all would give an arm to see naval MKIs taking off from an IN carrier, so let's not deny that right away!) Is better than any of our smaller STOBAR carriers, with so far Mig 29's. That's why I'm happy that we at least doesn't add more less cable NLCAs and probably not more Migs.

    Sure, that's why I hope for more detailed reports later.
     
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