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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Aerial Ad Warfare - JAS 39 Gripen & The Eurofighter Typhoon

Two ads released by the respective aircraft manufacturers - the Eurofighter Typhoon & Saab JAS 39 Gripen [NG].


INS Vikramaditya, Indian Navy Aircraft Carrier [Photographs]

"Nayan Tarse, Nayan Tarse, Taras Na Mile, Nayan Tarse

Nayan Tarse, Nayan Tarse, Dono Se Bahe Dhaar, Nayan Tarse

Haare Yeh, Path Nihar, Nayan Tarse Tarse Tarse Re"


Monday, January 28, 2013

French Rafale M Fighter Operating Off Aircraft Carrier Charles de Gaulle [Photographs]

Breath-taking collection of pictures showing the Carrier-capable version of the French aircraft operating off its sole Aircraft Carrier, the Charles de Gaulle.


Upgraded INS Sindhurakshak, Indian Navy's Kilo-Class [Sindhughosh-Class] Submarine [Video]

Indian Navy's Russian-origin Sindhughosh-class submarine, the INS Sindhurakshak [S63], has successfully undergone upgrades in Russia & is set to sail for India tomorrow [January 29 2012].


Sunday, January 27, 2013

C-130J 'Super Hercules' Aircraft Of The Indian Air Force [IAF] [Photographs]

A total of at least 12 of these medium-lift transport aircrafts are expected to be inducted into service with the Indian Air Force [IAF] - 6 have been delivered, so far.


Boeing's Official Photograph: Indian Air Force's C-17A Transport Aircraft In Flight [Ultra Hi-Res]

Boeing provided this photograph as part of its media kit to the press, while announcing the maiden flight of the Indian Air Force's [IAF] C-17A transport aircraft.


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Indian Military Hardware Displayed At The 2013 Republic Day Parade [Photographs]

A glimpse of military hardware & weapon systems used by the Indian Armed Forces.


Smoking The Peace Pipe [Statutory Warning: Smoking Is Injurious To Health]

In his latest column, Lt. Col. [retd] Ajai Shukla Sir makes the case for a peace process between India & Pakistan, ultimately leading to peace - a goal as pious & virtuous as global Nuclear disarmament itself.


Friday, January 25, 2013

IAF's C-17 Globemaster III Flown To The U.S. Edwards Air Force Base For Testing [Photographs]

The Indian Air Force's [IAF] first C-17 transport aircraft would undergo tests there, as specifically asked for by the end-user.


Fourth T-50 PAK-FA Prototype Aircraft Undertakes Maiden Long Distance Flight [Photographs]

The latest prototype of the Russian fifth generation fighter undertook, what has been described by its designers as the longest flight journey.


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

National Security And 'Nuclear Deterrence' In The Indian Subcontinent

I'm constantly amazed by the wide range of topics columnist Aakar Patel chooses to write about. A columnist inside whom, perhaps, resides the spirits of Leonardo da Vinci's fellow Renaissance man, Athanasius Kircher1.


Friday, January 18, 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

India And Vietnam Encouraging Joint Scientific Research - Seeking Your Proposals And Ideas

Joint partnership & co-operation between two nations with shared values, common interests and similar threat perceptions.


Inspector Sujata Patil, You Were Anguished, Feeling Helpless But, You're NOT Communal

"Bhool Gaye Woh Ramzan, Bhool Gaye Woh Insaaniyat" Translation: "They've forgotten [the Muslim festival of] Ramzan [Ramadan], They forgotten humanity"

 

[In response] Arif Naseem Khan, minorities affairs minister: "This is shocking. Its very sad to hear that a police officer is promoting communalism."

 

[In response] Muslim "Activist" Ameen Mustafa Idrisi: "We want a case of spreading communal hatred registered; if they fail to do so, we will file a PIL"


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

China's Xian Y-20 Military Transport Aircraft - An Appraisal

Article from the latest issue of the 'Flight International' magazine, summarising news of the latest revelation of China's military programme - its Y-20 transport aircraft.


India Set To Transfer A Newly Built Dornier Do-228 Aircraft To Seychelles

The Dornier Do-228 Transport Aircraft, made by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited [HAL], will soon be transferred for operation by the Seychelles Air Force.


Saturday, January 12, 2013

Indian Navy Warship Entering Shanghai, China [Image Of The Day]

Old, yet so cool - Indian Navy's Shivalik-Class Frigate, INS Shivalik [F47], making a port call to China, as part of the Navy's annual deployment to the Asia-Pacific region.


Friday, January 11, 2013

China's Satellite & Missile Tracking Ship Alongside Its Latest Type 052D Destroyer [Image Of The Day]

Satellite imagery showing China's Yuan Wang 5 Space Tracking ship alongside what is believed to be a Type 052D Destroyer, as China gets ready to conduct an ASAT test.


Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Honeywell's F125IN Engine To Upgrade India's Jaguar Fighter Aircrafts [Video]

Indian Air Force's [IAF] SEPECAT Jaguar Fighter Aircrafts require a more powerful engine to power its upgraded capabilities. Honeywell Aerospace is the only contender with a solution - its F125IN Engine.


Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Vikas Regiment [a.k.a. Establishment-22] - Tibet's Army In India

Special Frontier Force [SFF], Vikas Regiment, Establishment-22, call them what you may. They're Tibetans trained to fight Han China's occupation of Tibet.


SPOTTED: Another Airframe Of IAF's AgustaWestland AW101 VIP Helicopter

This airframe, with British serial number ZR343, is the fifth helicopter under construction, that would eventually be inducted into the Indian Air Force [IAF].


Monday, January 07, 2013

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Il-78MKI Aerial Refuelling Tanker Aircrafts Of The Indian Air Force [IAF]

Article covering the Indian Air Force's [IAF] operation of the Russian-origin IL-78 MKI Aerial Tanker Aircraft.


Saturday, January 05, 2013

Indo-Japanese Defence Co-Operation

"India is located in the center of sea lanes which connect Japan with the Middle East and Africa, making it an extremely important country in a geopolitical sense for Japan"


Thursday, January 03, 2013

IAF Mirage 2000 Fighters Hooking-Up With An Il-78 Tanker To Perform Mid-Air Refuelling

Indian Air Force's [IAF] French-origin Mirage 2000 fighters performing Aerial refueling, from a Russian-origin Il-78 tanker aircraft.


400 Years Of The Indian Navy [Illustration]

Roots of present-day Indian Navy can be traced back to the establishment of the 'Honourable East India Company Marines' in 1612. Thus, 2012 marked its 400th anniversary.


Wednesday, January 02, 2013

"Modern equivalent of Leonardo da Vinci": Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha

Words of Nobel Laureate Sir C.V. Raman of the man widely recognised as the 'Architect of India's Atomic Energy programme'.