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Discussion in 'Indian Air Force' started by Ankit Kumar 001, Oct 23, 2016.

  1. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Is anybody familiar with IA/IAF transport operations with the Mi 8 / 17?
    Would like to know what the usual transport operation of these helicopters look like, what cargo or how many troops they carry?
     
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    How can it be both? Surely you mean 'only issue is quality...'
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    IN AN unprecedented move, Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa, the Chief of Air Staff, has written a personal letter to each officer of the Indian Air Force (IAF), asking them “to be prepared for operations with our present holdings, at a very short notice”.
    The letter, signed March 30, also covers a range of issues from “favouritism” in the force to “sexual harassment”. Written three months after ACM Dhanoa took over as IAF Chief, the letter is being posted and delivered to each of the nearly 12,000 officers of the force.
    This is the first time that an IAF chief has written a personal letter to all officers, although two Army chiefs — Field Marshal (then General) K M Cariappa on May 1, 1950 and General K Sundarji on February 1, 1986 — have penned similar missives.
    “In the present scenario, there is an ever persistent sub-conventional threat. Therefore, we need to be prepared for operations with our present holdings, at a very short notice.
    Training needs to be focused towards this,” says the letter.
    The “sub-conventional threat” is said to be a reference to the ‘proxy war’ by Pakistan, which is reflected in the increasing number of terror attacks on military camps and the rising public unrest in Jammu and Kashmir.
    The mention in the letter of “our present holdings” is an indication of the severe shortfall in the number of fighter squadrons with the IAF.
    The IAF is authorised 42 squadrons of fighter aircraft but its current holding is down to 33. A deal for 36 Rafale fighters, signed with France, and a decision to induct indigenous Tejas fighters will barely make up for the de-induction of the MIG series of fighters from the fleet.
    Asking officers to be “combat effective professionals”, ACM Dhanoa writes that “there is no choice but to stay abreast of new technological advancements both own as well as that of our adversaries. Only then will we come out with war-winning, out of the box solutions.”
    The letter also reminds officers that “in the recent past, there have been instances and occasions where lack of professionalism has shown the IAF in poor light”.
    Indulging in uncharacteristic plainspeak, the IAF chief writes that “we have been witness to a few instances of ‘favouritism’ in selection of officers for prime assignments and promotions”.
    “This is something we can ill afford,” the letter says.
    Pointing out that “officers holding responsible appointments tend to display ‘Milk of Human Kindness’ while dealing with those involved in wrongful practices”, the letter warns that “abusive behaviour, resorting to physical intimidation and behaviour amounting to sexual harassment by seniors is not acceptable”.
    The letter also lays to rest apprehensions about participation by the families of officers in activities of the Air Force Wives Welfare Association (AFWWA) and Ladies Club, calling them “voluntary”. The IAF chief wrote that “(IAF) stations are not judged by their performance in these activities but on operations”.
    When contacted by The Indian Express, an IAF spokesperson described the letter as “internal communication” and refused to comment on its contents.
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    Flight Lieutenant Shikha Pandey of Indian Air Force. Currently playing with the Indian team in the Women's Cricket World Cup. She is a fast bowler and scalped both openers of the English team in the match India won by 35 runs.

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    @PARIKRAMA @Levina @nair @Hellfire @Agent_47
     
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    Can't believe they didn't realize this already. If we cultivate that capability, we could launch retaliatory or even preemptive strikes against terror camps and other such targets from within our territory, avoiding risk to our aircraft or pilots.
     
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    Lost Deal, the Su-34 fullback.

    As the IAF's Canberras flew their last sortie back in 2005 the IAF was planning for a serious replacement of Canberras to boost her fleet of Strategic Bombers. For this the IAF was looking for the Sukhoi Su-34 Fullback, the requirement of which was for 200 aircraft approximately (Including 80 for the Indian Navy for maritime strike roles).

    However, the government showed no interest in funding the project since the inclusion of Su-30MKI pretty much killed the idea of having a strategic bomber later the IAF had to modify the Su-30MKI to fulfill the requirements.
     
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    http://www.defencenews.in/article.aspx?id=262966
     
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    http://www.livemint.com/Politics/Jb...copter-goes-missing-in-Arunachal-Pradesh.html
     
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    http://indianexpress.com/article/in...-persons-in-flood-affected-arunachal-4735431/
     
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    http://www.outlookindia.com/website...-parents-allege-that-iaf-sent-empty-co/299493
     
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