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  1. ranadd

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    Stop posting stuff in your native language. Lots of people cannot read this.
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    That's Hindi.
     
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    Air Force Chief BS Dhanoa flies MIG-21 fighter solo
    Dhanoa flew the same type of aircraft during Kargil Operations and carried out many night strike missions in the mountainous terrain.

    BY: IANS | NEW DELHI |
    Updated: January 13, 2017 10:46 Am

    Indian Air Force chief B.S. Dhanoa on Thursday flew solo in a Mig-21 fighter jet, the oldest fighter aircraft in the IAF’s inventory, a defence statement said. Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa flew the Mig-21 Type 96 aircraft from the IAF base at Uttarlai, a forward base in Rajasthan, where he began a three-day visit, his first to a forward operational base as the IAF chief.

    Dhanoa is visiting the forward air base in the western sector to assess operational readiness and review the morale of the personnel stationed there, the statement said. The IAF chief’s flight in the aircraft, that became infamous as ‘flying coffins’, lasted about half an hour long, said officials.

    Before Dhanoa, his predecessors, Air Chief Marshals A.Y. Tipnis and Dilbagh Singh had flown the Russian-made aircraft while commanding the service. Tipnis, who headed the IAF from December 1998 to December 2001, had said he flew the aircraft solo to send a message that it was safe.

    While Dhanoa did not make a similar statement, the IAF Chief has flown the same type of aircraft during Kargil Operations, in which he carried out many night strike missions in the mountainous terrain.

    Dhanoa was awarded Yudh Sewa Medal for this.
    According to a report of parliamentary standing committee on defence submitted to parliament in May last year, 22 Mig-21 aircrafts had accidents between May 2007 to March 2015. The Mig-21s are to retire from 2017 to 2020.
    Last year, a Mig-21 aircraft that had taken off from the same Uttarlai airbase crashed near Barmer, but the pilot ejected safely. In the same month, another Mig-21 made an emergency landing in Srinagar after the pilot noticed a technical snag in the plane. The tyres of the jet were badly burnt.
    Dhanoa’s immediate predecessor, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha flew the indigenous fighter jet Tejas last year, becoming the first air chief to fly it. He had also flown a Gripen aircraft at the Saab facility during an official trip to Sweden last year.

    First Published on: January 13, 2017 9:07 am

    http://indianexpress.com/article/in...chief-bs-dhanoa-flies-solo-in-mig-21-4471865/
     
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    @PARIKRAMA Any news on India acquiring armed Avenger drones now that Obama is gone?
     
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    The file lies in POTUS table.. but window is narrow bcz the approval is dated and subject to certain conditions including pricing.

    If we don't get it approved in next 2 months or max 31st March, might need to start the process again of issuing AoN and asking for fresh numbers.. it's up to New POTUS to initiate the approval process or take time to rethink and chart a new policy outlook for India
     
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  7. Ankit Kumar 001

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    Indian Air Force Fighter Jet Tejas to Make Republic Day Debut
    IANS
    First published: January 19, 2017, 6:36 PM IST | Updated: 14 hours ago


    India's indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas will make its debut run in the Republic Day Parade this year, the Indian Air Force (IAF) announced on Thursday.
    Besides Tejas, the flypast will include Su-30 aircraft in Trishul formation and also a high speed run by a single Su-30, followed by vertical Charlie, which means the aircraft will virtually stand in the air.
    Tejas has earlier flown at Indian Air Force Day last year, when its maneuvers left the spectators spellbound. It was also flown at the IAF's fire power demonstration Iron Fist, Aero India, and the Bahrain International Airshow.

    At the Air Force Day, on October 8, 2016, the flight by Tejas included a steep pull right after the takeoff, that demonstrated the aircraft's ability to climb rapidly to desired altitude, with the aircraft standing vertical in air to the awe of the spectators.
    The pilot also performed a loop, took a fast turn at a rate of approximately 20 degrees per second, and took turn at a speed as low as 160 knots, displaying the aircraft's capabilities.
    In May 2016, it was flown by the then Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, when Raha carried out manoeuvers in the flying envelope of the aircraft, simulated air-to-air and air-to-ground attacks and assessed the advanced modes of the radar and helmet mounted display sight.
    Indigenously developed Tejas fighter jet was inducted in the IAF in July 2016 with two aircraft. The plan is to increase the production of aircraft from the present eight to 16 aircraft each year.
    While at present it has only an initial operational clearance, a Final Operational Clearance is likely to be accorded to the aircraft in a few months.

    The IAF plans to induct 120 Tejas fighters to replace Mig-21s, including 100 of modified versions in its frontline fleet.
    As a fourth generation aircraft, Tejas can fly at 1,350 km per hour and is comparable to the world's best fighters, including French Mirage 2000, American F-16 and Swedish Gripen.
    As a single-engine, multi-role supersonic fighter, Tejas weighs 8.5 tonnes and can carry three tonnes of weapons, including air-to-air missiles, laser guided bombs, guns, conventional/retarded bombs and beyond visual range missiles.

    http://www.news18.com/news/tech/ind...tejas-to-make-republic-day-debut-1338098.html
     
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    RSAF renews training pact with Indian Air Force

    The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) will continue training with the Indian Air Force (IAF) at India’s Kalaikunda Air Force Station for another five years, under a bilateral agreement renewed yesterday.

    The renewal of the pact, which provides for joint military training and exercises between the two air forces, was signed by Singapore’s Permanent Secretary for Defence Chan Yeng Kit and India’s Defence Secretary G. Mohan Kumar at the Ministry of Defence (Mindef).

    The bilateral air force agreement was inked in 2007 and renewed in 2012. Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen and India’s High Commissioner to Singapore Jawed Ashraf witnessed the signing yesterday.

    Dr Ng later said in a Facebook post: “This is good news as the Republic of Singapore Air Force can train at Kalaikunda Air Force Station for another five years with their Indian Air Force counterparts and the IAF’s Su-30s.”

    “Our defence ties with India are growing stronger,” he added. The Su-30 is an advanced multi-role fighter aircraft.

    Mr Kumar also called on Dr Ng yesterday. During their meeting, they reaffirmed the two countries’ strong bilateral defence relations, and discussed geopolitical and security developments in the region, said Mindef.

    Mr Kumar was in Singapore over the past two days to co-chair the 11th Singapore-India Defence Policy Dialogue with Mr Chan.

    The dialogue is a forum for both countries to discuss areas of defence cooperation and strategic developments of mutual interest.

    On Monday, Dr Ng visited the Waiouru Training Area in New Zealand to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Exercise Thunder Warrior, an annual live-firing exercise involving artillery units.

    Dr Ng also met New Zealand’s Minister of Defence Gerry Brownlee under an inaugural Singapore-New Zealand Defence Ministers’ Meeting.

    The leaders discussed ideas on strengthening bilateral defence cooperation, including further training opportunities in New Zealand.

    http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/rsaf-renews-training-pact-with-indian-air-force

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    Hindi is not a mother language for many,so don't post such thing Hindi.
     
  10. Ankit Kumar 001

    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    The point " that's your native language " prompted that reply.

    Further , I am not always using my laptop , wherein I can produce a English copy of that .

    Also there are some news which appear only in that language at the time I have posted it , and not reported by any other portal. So I have to post it that way only.
     
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    Indian Air Force Aircraft practicing for #RDparade2017 flypast
     
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    Russia unveils super-Jet 'MiG-35’, offers it for Indian Air Force: Report
    India TV News Desk New Delhi 19 Jan 2017, 15:57:22

    Russia has begun testing its super fast, and extremely lethal, MiG-35 fighter jets which can simultaneously capture 10 targets.
    According to a report in Daily Star, MiG-35 is an advanced version of MiG-29 and can reach speeds of Mach 2.23 and fly as high as 19,000 meters.
    The report adds that the MiG-35 aircraft is armed with a 30mm gun, air-to-air, air-to-surface, anti-ship, and anti-radar missiles, rockets, bombs and aerial mines. It is also equipped with a very sophisticated electronic warfare system and an anti-missile system.
    The fighter jet also has a set of avionics which enables the use of every available type of weapon against aerial, ground and surface targets.
    Praising the efficiency of MiG-35, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said that it also presents an excellent business opportunity for Russia.
    "This is a very profitable business, even from an economic point of view, not to mention the country's security, because it is Russia's segment of light fighters which boasts the most extensive export potential,” Dmitry Rogozin was quoted as saying by Daily Star.

    "We don't conceal the fact that we are going to compete with our rivals in this segment of the market," he added.
    Dmitry Rogozin had also reportedly offered the MiG-35 jets to India during his recent meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
    Dmitry Rogozin is believed to have suggested that the Indian Air Force should consider MiG-35 if it were looking to induct more twin-engine jets after Rafale.
    http://m.indiatvnews.com/news/world...search?hl=en&ie=iso-8859-1&q=indian+airforce+
     
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    Second prototype of HAL's Basic Trainer Aircraft HTT40 gets ready for Aero India 2017. It will be on static display. Here's the vibrant Deputy Project Manager Prashant Singh Bhadoria giving an heads-up.

    Courtesy :Anantha Krishnan M.
     
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