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PostPosted: 20 Dec 2012 14:03 
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A-to-A missiles on Poseidon is a far fetched idea. I don't think they they have a proper A-to-A tracking radar either. Those are anti-ship missiles only, Harpoons most likely. Air defence for these aircraft will be provided by escorting fighters.

What happened to Sea Dragon upgrades ?


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PostPosted: 20 Dec 2012 16:15 
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Haan paar Baaz ko to Murga bana diya Prahji.


:rotfl:

It seems to have gone the F 16 upgd way.


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PostPosted: 20 Dec 2012 16:47 
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P8Is are supposed to carry SLAM ERs,are'nt we getting those ?


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PostPosted: 20 Dec 2012 16:55 
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jamwal wrote:
A-to-A missiles on Poseidon is a far fetched idea. I don't think they they have a proper A-to-A tracking radar either. Those are anti-ship missiles only, Harpoons most likely. Air defence for these aircraft will be provided by escorting fighters.


Actually not - as a quick Google for Orions and Nimrods armed with Sidewinders will reveal. This may be a capability that gets added later on but such SRAAMs are helpful more in case of a run-in with an enemy MPA or as a very last ditch defense against enemy interceptors, counting on pure luck for success in the latter case.

In a low-threat environment where the P8Is are delivering a Harpoon strike against hostile ships operating outside protective air cover one doesn't even need a fighter escort with such a standoff weapon.


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PostPosted: 20 Dec 2012 17:01 
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Indrajit wrote:
P8Is are supposed to carry SLAM ERs,are'nt we getting those ?


The P8I is configured for it - but there is no open source confirmation for a notification of sale for these missiles in contrast to Boeing AGM-84L Harpoon II anti-ship missile and the Raytheon Mk 54 lightweight torpedoes, which is confirmed.


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PostPosted: 20 Dec 2012 17:38 
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jamwal wrote:
A-to-A missiles on Poseidon is a far fetched idea. I don't think they they have a proper A-to-A tracking radar either. Those are anti-ship missiles only, Harpoons most likely. Air defence for these aircraft will be provided by escorting fighters.

What happened to Sea Dragon upgrades ?



The APY-10 on P8I unlike P8A has A to A modes also to track aerial targets, it was special modification for IN.


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PostPosted: 20 Dec 2012 20:25 
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Detection and tracking, yes. But it's no good for fire control.


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PostPosted: 20 Dec 2012 23:02 
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PostPosted: 21 Dec 2012 03:39 
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Delivered:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/theboeingcompany/8291083622/
Boeing on Dec. 19 made an on-site delivery of the first P-8I aircraft to the Indian Navy in Seattle, in accordance with the contract.

The photo (left to right) depicts the P-8I being used for weapons testing, the P-8I delivered on-site, and the third P-8I aircraft, which recently entered the company’s mission systems installation facility.


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PostPosted: 21 Dec 2012 04:15 
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Yesterday: ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit 2012, New Delhi

This bhabhi jaan is Saleha Mohamed Alam the Queen Consort:
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His Majesty Sultan of Brunei Mr. Hassanal Bolkiah being received by the Minister of State for Home, Shri R.P.N. Singh, on his arrival at the Air Force Station Palam, New Delhi (December 19, 2012)
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Who the hell is this Aurat?
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His Majesty Sultan of Brunei, Mr. Hassanal Bolkiah arrives at the Air Force Station Palam, in New Delhi (December 19, 2012)
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Although the focus shouldn't/wouldn't be on the aircraft but Sultan Bolkiah's 747 is Kick-Ass!

I shot that a/c (reg'n V8-ALI) arriving & departing Bangalore HAL in 2008 - will put-up the photos sometime later

Hate that they didnt show a bit more of that ^ beauty Image


My Delhi PlaneSpotter mates shot a few of these folks' a/cs arriving, will link whenever they put-up the photos


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PostPosted: 21 Dec 2012 09:58 
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Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has also supplied critical equipment to the US aerospace major for the aircraft that will help it identify friendly and enemy planes and forces.

The aircraft is expected to be equipped with missiles such as Harpoons, which are also manufactured by the US.


http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/boein ... avy-308008


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PostPosted: 23 Dec 2012 13:36 
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My Latest Photo on ANet:

THE Gajraj, from #44 Squadron 'Mighty Jets' Agra landing on the slope of VOYK ⇒ http://www.airliners.net/photo/2203955/L/

Place a Remark on the photo


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PostPosted: 23 Dec 2012 17:48 
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Vishal Jolapara wrote:
My Latest Photo on ANet:

THE Gajraj, from #44 Squadron 'Mighty Jets' Agra landing on the slope of VOYK ⇒ http://www.airliners.net/photo/2203955/L/

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does anyone else see the reverse thrusters applied on IL76.....................:)


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PostPosted: 26 Dec 2012 20:13 
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X Posted from the Indian Coast Guard Discussion thread.

High resolution photograph of the Larsen and Toubro (L&T) built interceptor boat C-401 that was recently commissioned by the Indian Coast Guard:

Clicky


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PostPosted: 26 Dec 2012 20:25 
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Vishal Jolapara wrote:
Yesterday: ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit 2012, New Delhi

This bhabhi jaan is Saleha Mohamed Alam the Queen Consort:
Quote:
His Majesty Sultan of Brunei Mr. Hassanal Bolkiah being received by the Minister of State for Home, Shri R.P.N. Singh, on his arrival at the Air Force Station Palam, New Delhi (December 19, 2012)
HI-RES
Image

Who the hell is this Aurat?
Quote:
His Majesty Sultan of Brunei, Mr. Hassanal Bolkiah arrives at the Air Force Station Palam, in New Delhi (December 19, 2012)
HI-RES
Image

Although the focus shouldn't/wouldn't be on the aircraft but Sultan Bolkiah's 747 is Kick-Ass!

I shot that a/c (reg'n V8-ALI) arriving & departing Bangalore HAL in 2008 - will put-up the photos sometime later

Hate that they didnt show a bit more of that ^ beauty Image


My Delhi PlaneSpotter mates shot a few of these folks' a/cs arriving, will link whenever they put-up the photos


Sultan is famous for his affinity for special forces of various countries...

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PostPosted: 26 Dec 2012 20:41 
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he knows more about weapons then our clown prince and purer than snow Rakshak mantri


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PostPosted: 26 Dec 2012 21:00 
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X Posted from the Indian Coast Guard Discussion thread.

Photographs of the Griffon Hover Works built 8000TD Air Cushion Vehicle / Hover Craft H-189 that was commissioned by the Indian Coast Guard in November:

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PostPosted: 26 Dec 2012 21:55 
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PostPosted: 26 Dec 2012 22:08 
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^Notice how the camo skin on the "orange" ( :P ) stock give the INSAS a distinctly more deadly look and better hidden from view at long range.


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PostPosted: 26 Dec 2012 22:10 
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Exactly. Reminds me of a cool looking American rifle. Can't remember the name


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PostPosted: 28 Dec 2012 10:19 
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Read below and ask yourself one simple question, we Indians love gestures, we anxiously like to read about India's positive image in foreign newspapers, we love appreciation by the world. We take pride when India's glory is acknowledged. Well I was re-visiting writings about 26/11 attack on Indian nation, when this email below hit my inbox. After reading it, I wondered if it was too much for owners of Taj and Oberoi to ask the men of NSG to come down with their families for a weekend [off duty] stay or a simple cup of chai. Wouldn't it have been the coolest gesture? Sorry I didn't know where to post this. For me, a soldier is a warrior, a noble person, who let's his/her actions portray what Dharma is all about, service. Regardless of whether he marches under stars and stripes or the Dharam Chakra. God bless.

Sorry admin, I wanted to share this news while we remember Rupin Katyal who was murdered for being an Indian by Islamic terrorists.

Remember this next time you walk up to the ticket window of your local movie theater with $10 in your hand.
The Media (accidentally?) missed this one! Please read this: The troops overseas would like you to send it to everybody you know.


Subject: Denzel Washington and Brooks
Army Medical Center.
Don't know whether you heard about this but
Denzel Washington and his family visited the troops at Brooks Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, (BAMC) the other day. This
is where soldiers who have been evacuated
from Germany come to be hospitalized in
the United States , especially burn victims.
There are some buildings there called
Fisher Houses. The Fisher House is a hotel
where soldiers' families can stay, for little
or no charge, while their soldier is in the hospital. BAMC has quite a few of
these houses on base, but as you can imagine, they are almost filled most of the time.
While Denzel Washington was visiting
BAMC, they gave him a tour of one of
the Fisher Houses. He asked how much one
of them would cost to build. He took his checkbook out and wrote a check for the
full amount right there on the spot.
The soldiers overseas were amazed to hear
this story and want to get the word out to the American public, because it warmed
their hearts to hear it.
The question is - why do:
Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan,
Paris Hilton,

Tom Cruise

and other Hollywood fluff

make front page news with their ridiculous antics, and Denzel Washington's Patriotism doesn't even make page 3 in the Metro
section of any newspaper except the
local newspaper in San Antonio !?


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PostPosted: 28 Dec 2012 10:28 
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Prince Jefri of Brunei, whom Ashwariya visited for the weekend on his yacht [willingly], which is interestingly named Tits, while lifeboats are named nipple 1 and nipple 2. Source: ex-fiancé to a US judge and Indian sources. Why do we allow such scum to India and treat them special????


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PostPosted: 28 Dec 2012 11:13 
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which is interestingly named Tits, while lifeboats are named nipple 1 and nipple 2. Source: ex-fiancé to a US judge and Indian sources

:rotfl: :rotfl:


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PostPosted: 28 Dec 2012 14:44 
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J&K police marching wearing riot gear
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No outward signs of any protection to the groin. Vest ending much higher.

Mi-26 lifting another
http://s020.radikal.ru/i705/1212/30/6ffaa63a0333.jpg

IAF An-32 Avro 748 in Bhutan
https://picasaweb.google.com/1050956741 ... 1813475650
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UPDATE

Thank you Sreeji for pointing it out. Got lazy

Corrected


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PostPosted: 28 Dec 2012 16:05 
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Hiten wrote:


Hiten, thanks as always for posting, but minor nitpick - Avro 748, not An-32.

(Showing my age, in being able to recognise one of dem Avros ... )


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PostPosted: 28 Dec 2012 17:50 
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Hiten wrote:
J&K police marching wearing riot gear
http://s017.radikal.ru/i443/1212/94/ee17ab2743c3.jpg

No outward signs of any protection to the groin. Vest ending much higher.

Groin protection is visible as a rectangular flap that hinges up with thigh movement. That is better than a cricket style ball guard which protects only the family jewels but not the femoral blood vessels inches away on either side.


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PostPosted: 28 Dec 2012 18:10 
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deepan gill wrote:
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Remember this next time you walk up to the ticket window of your local movie theater with $10 in your hand.
The Media (accidentally?) missed this one! Please read this: The troops overseas would like you to send it to everybody you know.


:roll: :-?
I think the right place to post this would be http://www.AmrikaRakshakForum.com/viewtopic.php?p=weD0ntGiveaSh1tAboutindians,ButWhyd0theyGiveadamnAbtWhatDenzelWashintonDid.


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PostPosted: 29 Dec 2012 14:33 
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After playing match-maker to 72 virgins in J&K. Most genuine expression of exhilaration
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shiv wrote:
Hiten wrote:
J&K police marching wearing riot gear
http://s017.radikal.ru/i443/1212/94/ee17ab2743c3.jpg

No outward signs of any protection to the groin. Vest ending much higher.

Groin protection is visible as a rectangular flap that hinges up with thigh movement. That is better than a cricket style ball guard which protects only the family jewels but not the femoral blood vessels inches away on either side.


Ah. Noticed one of them with the flap [circled]
http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/9841/legitw.jpg

it, perhaps, is a detachable appendage


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PostPosted: 29 Dec 2012 17:12 
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This armour was being marketed by some Indian company in a Security expo last year. They were in the process of selling it to police forces of other states too. Helmet looks different from what I remember.


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PostPosted: 30 Dec 2012 15:34 
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the first Prithvi Missile that DRDO tested. They launched it from Shriharikota, in 1988

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PostPosted: 31 Dec 2012 01:16 
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PostPosted: 31 Dec 2012 09:04 
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I discovered a bit of Indian aviation history at the PIMA Air and Space Museum in Tucson, AZ last week which I visited with my family. The museum has an IAF B-24J Liberator which the Indian government had donated to the museum after it was decommissioned in 1968. Well, the journey was a round about one that took the Liberator from the US to India for the Imphal C-B-I operations during 1945, saw it subsequently being given to the Indian Air Force (No. 6 Squadron) and, after its retirement, donated to the PIMA museum.

Below are a few photos from that exhibit. If BRF is interested, I have many more that I would be happy to transfer to BRF archives. Let me know. Enjoy.

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PostPosted: 31 Dec 2012 09:08 
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Some additional exhibits related to C-B-I operations from the PIMA museum.

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PostPosted: 31 Dec 2012 12:04 
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anupmisra, very nice :) . That was HE 877, in IAF service.

I have an article up, on that particular aircraft (as well as a few on several other former Indian aircraft that are now in overseas museums). The one on HE 877 is at http://www.warbirdsofindia.com/ovb24/230-he877-pima-air-and-space-museum-tuscon-arizona-usa.html; Jagan's introductory page, with links to several other articles on the other Indian Liberator survivors is at http://www.warbirdsofindia.com/ovb24.html.

I would certainly be interested in the full set of your pictures, and I'm guessing Jagan would too - can you mail me at ksk underscore history at yahoo dot in, so we can connect one-on-one?

Rgds

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PostPosted: 01 Jan 2013 14:07 
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x-posting from the New Year thread

Indian Air Force [IAF]-themed calendar for 2013 + January 2014

http://www.scribd.com/doc/118544834/Ind ... r-for-2013

Alternate links

Deposit Files - http://depositfiles.com/files/ffvxpw0dh
File Dropper - http://www.filedropper.com/indian-air-f ... r-for-2013
Send Space - http://www.sendspace.com/file/8g4t4c
Zippy Share - http://www26.zippyshare.com/v/31552309/file.html

If you take a printout, page width of 320 to 350 mm is optimum


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PostPosted: 01 Jan 2013 20:01 
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Sree wrote:
anupmisra, very nice :) . I would certainly be interested in the full set of your pictures, and I'm guessing Jagan would too - can you mail me at ksk underscore history at yahoo dot in, so we can connect one-on-one?


Sree (and Jagan), I will be happy to send you all I got. What is Jagan's email address?


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PostPosted: 02 Jan 2013 11:17 
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Indian Air Force Avro Hawker Siddeley HS 748. No serial number on this one, at least on starboard side of vertical stabilizer?!
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Getting it right this time :p


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PostPosted: 02 Jan 2013 13:15 
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anupmisra wrote:
Sree wrote:
anupmisra, very nice :) . I would certainly be interested in the full set of your pictures, and I'm guessing Jagan would too - can you mail me at ksk underscore history at yahoo dot in, so we can connect one-on-one?


Sree (and Jagan), I will be happy to send you all I got. What is Jagan's email address?


Anup, for these pictures probably the better email address for Jagan (ie, better than his BR webmaster id) is probably jagan at warbirdsofindia dot com. Look forward to seeing them! Rgds

Sree


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PostPosted: 03 Jan 2013 07:59 
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Anup: I visited Pima in 1995 and it was good to see an old friend there
whose photos you have put up. I too have photos
of that lady.
I grew up in Kanpur and remember the graveyard of B-24's.
It was in Mirpur in Kanpur Cantt. opposite the Traffic Police Lines.

Next to that a/c in Pima is a display case with the logbook
which traces the flight of that B-24 from Lohegaon AFS Pune to Pima
in 1969, did you take a photo of that logbook? I remember telling
the guide and our tour party all about Harjinder Singh and the Parsi brothers
who ferried the planes to HAL Bangalore.

There is another Kanpur aircraft that I have seen
and gone inside. It flies and was
in Trenton NJ two years ago, Jagan did you know about that?

Here is the a/c they give joyrides on it:

http://www.collingsfoundation.org/cf_fl ... iences.htm

$425.00 for a 30min flight in the B-24.

Here are the exact details of the Collings Foundation B-24

http://www.collingsfoundation.org/tour_b-24j_hist.htm

Note its not Khanpur but Kanpur in the Collings history, :roll:

I knew No. 1 BRD, AFS station Chakeri, Kanpur like the back
of my hand and the wife of the station commander
Gp. Capt. Kapadia was my art teacher in 1st and second
grade.


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PostPosted: 03 Jan 2013 08:10 
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vsunder wrote:
Anup: I visited Pima in 1995 and it was good to see an old friend there
whose photos you have put up. I too have photos of that lady.


Things must have changed since then. I did not see that log book.


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