Indian Air Force -- News Folder -- October 2002

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Postby member_201 » 01 Oct 2002 07:51

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Postby Jagan » 01 Oct 2002 17:52

IAF to form ' Tiger Force ' for protection of Air Bases
http://www.outlookindia.com/pti_news.asp?id=87515


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Postby Vick » 02 Oct 2002 00:39

Govt mulls joint venture units with former IAF officers

From Business Standard, Our Political Bureau - New Delhi

A new partnership between the retired engineering-branch officers of the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the government in the form of privatised engineering units of the IAF was on the anvil, Air Marshal S Krishnaswamy said here today. At a press conference, Krishnaswamy unveiled plans for a new model of privatisation, which if implemented, would represent a win-win situation for Air Force employees and the government. He said the government was considering consortiums on a profit-management basis between engineering units owned by the government and the retired Air Force officers. These officers will manage units held by the government on a profit-sharing basis. The detailed plan, Krishnaswamy said, would be worked out in the current financial year.

Krishnaswamy also said though the Air Force would benefit from a fund in which unspent money from a financial year could be carried over to the next, he did not think the government would find the suggestion feasible. He said to meet the high capital costs of purchases, the government borrowed money from banks. In the circumstances, it was not practical to expect the government would not return the unspent money, he added. Krishnaswamy admitted the unspent money was a cause for concern. He said though of late there had been some positive moves because of "a fine team in the ministry of defence and the air headquarters", the complexity of procedures in procurement caused a lot of delay.

The delay was also due to the complex technical content of packages and rapid obsolescence. "Can we say for sure what are we purchasing, what will it cost and what other comparable options are there? No, I dont think so because technology is moving fast and our procedures are too time-consuming to keep pace with it," he said. The Chief also said the Air Force felt the British-made Hawk and the Czech-American L159B aircraft for the advanced jet trainer had competitive features and both had figured in the IAFs wishlist. Defence minister George Fernandes had said the government was considering only the Hawk.


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Postby ramana » 02 Oct 2002 02:15

From upi.com

UPI hears....
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This week for the first time India's air force -- as opposed to its Agni-2 missile, still under development -- can nuke China, thanks to its new Russian-supplied Sukhoi-30 MKI. The new nuclear-capable fighter-bomber was modified to Indian designs to deliver an 8-ton bomb load with a range of 1,800 miles, and about 4,000 miles after in-flight refueling -- sufficient to reach Shanghai. The IAF has a separate deal to obtain air-to-air refueling planes from Uzbekistan. Formally welcoming the Sukhoi into the air force, Air Chief Marshal S. Krishnaswamy coyly hailed the Sukhoi's "interesting strategic possibilities." So far one squadron of 12 Russian-built jets in operational, but India has a deal to build another 140 under license.

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The Sukhoi is just one aspect of India's big rearmament program that has Western arms salesmen salivating. France, having signed a deal for India to build six submarines based on the French "Scorpene" design at the Mazagaon docks, is now offering new technology transfer deals to allow India to manufacture under license advanced Mirage-2000-V and carrier-borne Rafale fighter jets. India already has 40 Mirage-2000 fly-by-wire jets, deployed in two squadrons at the Gwalior air base, with another 10 to be delivered. The Mirage-2000-V now being offered is the latest version in this family of aircraft with much more powerful engines, more advanced avionics and radars. France's Dassault wants to sell India the right to build another 120 Mirages. At the same time, the deal to buy the British Hawk jet trainer -- which is also a first-class close air support warplane -- should be complete "in days or weeks," according to Air Chief Marshal Krishnaswamy.

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Postby Jagan » 02 Oct 2002 11:52

http://www.deccan.com/headlines/top4.shtml

Air Chief confirms Chronicle report [Note : DC does not keep archives - Hence report reproduced here in full]

New Delhi, Oct. 1: The Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal S Krishnaswamy stated here on Tuesday that air power was used recently on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir to thwart Pakistani intrusions, thus confirming Deccan Chronicle report on the incident. He, however, declined to comment when asked specifically whether air power had been used on July 29. Deccan Chronicle had carried a report on August 25 stating that on July 29 Indian infantry troops, backed by the Air Force, launched a massive attack on the Loonda post in the Malchi sector on the Indian side of the LoC. This was done to get rid of Pakistani troops who had occupied the strategic post in another mini-Kargil type operation either earlier in July or as early as May when the snows melt in the area, without being detected by the Indian troops.

With unconfirmed reports of casualties, a shocked Army was still contemplating the matter when the Air Force also reportedly came to know of the infiltration through a routine reconnaissance mission a few days later. After considerable discussion in total secrecy, it was reportedly decided to launch a major operation using fighter Jets and helicopters which “levelled” the post and the Pakistani military presence. The post was re-occupied by the Indian Infantry troops. Talking to mediapersons here, the Air Chief said, "There is no issue of sanctity for use of air power on and near the LoC and this does not tantamount to any escalation."

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Postby Jagan » 02 Oct 2002 15:40

No question of sanctity in hitting targets on LoC: Air Chief
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/articleshow?artid=23909024


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Postby Jagan » 06 Oct 2002 11:06

Morale boosting rehearsal of anniversary parade by IAF
http://www.outlookindia.com/pti_news.asp?gid=73&id=88490

Plans to instal radars sparks resentment in Kendrapara
http://www.outlookindia.com/pti_news.asp?id=88498

Indian soldiers, airmen begin joint exercise with US in Alaska
http://www.outlookindia.com/pti_news.asp?id=88099

IAF seeks Delhiites restrain to avoid bird-hits
http://www.outlookindia.com/pti_news.asp?id=88120

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Postby Jagan » 06 Oct 2002 11:10

CCS clears procurement of certain defence releated equipment
http://www.outlookindia.com/pti_news.asp?gid=&id=88609

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Postby Guest » 06 Oct 2002 16:35

Marshal of the Indian Air Force
http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_53599,001100040005.htm#

To see Arjan Singh slide show click on 'more pictures'. Has many rare pics.

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From Sify News: Crashes or not, young pilots still swear by the MIG

http://headlines.sify.com/1253news1.html?headline=Crashes~or~not,~young~pilots~still~swear~by~the~MIG

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India to import man-portable radars from Israel
http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/02oct07/news.htm#6

<Arun: Daily Excelsior maintains an excellent archive system No need to paste entire article>

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IAF maintaining operational readiness: Air Chief

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/articleshow?artid=24493120

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IAF maintaining operational readiness: Air Chief

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/articleshow?artid=24493120

Breathtaking flypast display mark IAF Day

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/articleshow?artid=24555933

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Postby Rudra » 09 Oct 2002 00:17

http://www.financialexpress.com/fe_full_story.php?content_id=18879

HAL-Irkut JV For Multirole Transport Plane
(Financial Express, 03 October 2002)

Huma Siddiqui

New Delhi, October 2: Irkut Aviation Plant is expected to offer 50 major aerospace vibration testing system mechanisms for developing and producing multirole transport aircraft.
Irkut president Alexei Federov said “realisation of this new long-term project of a multirole aircraft started earlier this year and is being developed jointly with Ilyushin AKB and Hindustan Aeronautics.”

The aircraft is based on IL-214 and has a payload of 20 tonne, he said, adding the aircraft will be ready by 2006.

Both India and Russia are jointly financing this project equally. Irkut’s share from Russian investors is $350 million. The aircraft is supposed to replace the aging An-12s, An-26s, An-32s etc. Major participants of the project will be HAL, Irkut and SV Ilyushin Design Bureau.

The first fleet is expected to fly out of Nasik, where the Indo-Russian Aviation Pvt Ltd will be based, by 2006. Initial talks for this was held when Mr Federov visited Bangalore recently.

The JV will bring together Indo-Russian aviation expertise to co-design, co-develop and co-produce cargo and world-class passenger aircraft. Sources say the blueprint of the cargo aircraft has already been drawn. It would have a capacity of 15-20 tonne and will replace IAF’s ageing AN-32s.

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Postby Rangudu » 09 Oct 2002 00:27

From "Flight International", Sept 10, 2002 - No link available.

India plans fleet of radar balloons

India is to purchase from Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) subsidiary Elta several phased-array radars to be carried by tethered balloons.

The radar will be downsized versions of Elta's Green Pine system, which was developed for the IAI Arrow anti-tactical ballistic missile system. India recently received a single ground-based Green Pine (Flight International, 9-15 July).

India will use the systems to bolster its early warning capability along its border with Pakistan. The balloon-carried configuration will give a constant detection capability against aerial targets. Pakistan is proposing to acquire six Lockheed Martin Aerostat balloon-mounted radars.

Rafael will supply the balloons, capable of carrying the 3,000kg Elta systems, to India and will also act as prime contractor. The balloon version of Green Pine is Elta's first attempt at using its phased-array technology in downsized systems.

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IAF, French Air Force to hold exercises next year

http://www.rediff.com/news/2002/oct/08iaf.htm

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Those with broadband connection to internet enjoy the news clips of AF Day Parade. Use the Real Player option so that you may increase the display window.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/5810.htm#

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Postby Jagan » 09 Oct 2002 11:33

New acquisitions: IAF 'has edge'
http://www.tribuneindia.com/2002/20021009/main3.htm

56k Video of AFDay Celebrations

Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh arrives at the Air Force day parade in New Delhi on Tuesday. — PTI photo
http://www.tribuneindia.com/2002/20021009/ind15.jpg

Visitors stand besides a SU-30 MKI fighter jet, a multi-roll combat aircraft, the latest addition to the Indian Air Force from Russia, on the occasion of Air Force Day on Tuesday. — Reuters photo
http://www.tribuneindia.com/2002/20021009/ind11.jpg

Suryakiran aircraft perform aerobatics as part of the Air Force Day celebrations in New Delhi on Tuesday. — Reuters photo
http://www.tribuneindia.com/2002/20021009/ind8.jpg

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[url=http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/articleshow?artid=24647540]Jeronimo Thrust brings US, Indian troops together
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http://www.deccanherald.com/deccanherald/oct10/n6.asp

A build-up of different kind on eastern border

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