SINDEX 2006: IAF and RSAF - Kalaikunda

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SINDEX 2006: IAF and RSAF - Kalaikunda

Postby JaiS » 24 Dec 2005 13:50

Indo-Singapore joint air exercise from January 3


Eight F-16 aircraft and 130 personnel of the Singapore Air Force would take part in a joint exercise, Sindex-06, with the Indian Air Force at Kalaikunda airbase in West Bengal from January 3.

The infrastructure at Kalaikunda has been upgraded to host the bilateral exercise with the foreign air force, sources at the Eastern Air Command of the IAF said on Friday.

Stating that Singapore has a versatile air force operating modern aircraft and weapon systems, the sources said such exercises were meant to foster and develop cordial relations with friendly foreign countries through fruitful interaction and inter-operability in operational, technical and administrative practices.

Later, at the Singapore annual air show, the helicopter display team Sarang was demonstrated by India.


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Postby JaiS » 24 Dec 2005 13:51

The SINDEX-2004 thread is located here .

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Postby uddu » 24 Dec 2005 14:24

What about a protest in Kalaikund_ against the capitalist government of Singapore. :lol:

Again cadres will be able to watch a free airshow and leaders can have some revolutionary speech. :lol:

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Postby Vishnu » 26 Dec 2005 15:29

INDO-SINGAPORE AIR EXERCISE SINDEX-06
New Delhi: 26 December 2005

A joint exercise between the Indian Air Force and Republic of Singapore Air Force would be taking place at Air Force Station Kalaikunda between 03 Jan 06 to 20 Jan 06. The Republic of Singapore would be participating with eight F-16 aircraft and IAF would be taking part with a Squadron of MiG-27s. The present exercise is the second in the series of such exercise. Last year a similar exercise, Sindex-04, was held at Gwalior.

These exercises are meant to foster and develop cordial relations between the countries through their air forces. These exercises posses colossal training potential and both the air forces get to learn from each others experiences. The infrastructure at AF Station Kalaikunda was recently upgraded to host bilateral exercises with foreign air forces. Singapore has a versatile air force which operates modern aircraft and weapon systems. The IAF has recently increased the level of cooperation with air forces of friendly foreign countries including those of USA, France, South Africa, UK, China & Russia.

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Postby Singha » 26 Dec 2005 15:34

I like the idea of giving exposure to everyone in IAF including Mig27 and Jag drivers. the showpiece -30s and the aggressive -29s cannot be allowed to hog the limelight. the bulk of the real damage in the next war will be done by -27 and Jag drivers......think HIT taxila, OFB wah, gas plant SUI ....

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Postby NRao » 26 Dec 2005 18:57

The IAF has recently increased the level of cooperation with air forces of friendly foreign countries including those of USA, France, South Africa, UK, China & Russia.


Time to toss the MRCA rec out of the window. Or, is this a FAS plant?

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Sindex 06

Postby Raghu » 27 Dec 2005 08:54

Why do all of u feel so strongly about only Mig 27s participating? i no cos i will be there next month. c u there all!
Last edited by Raghu on 27 Dec 2005 17:37, edited 1 time in total.

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Postby Rakesh » 27 Dec 2005 09:20

Raghu: Your username has been changed. Please follow forum guidelines when choosing a username.

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Postby Singha » 27 Dec 2005 11:21

the F16s and Mig27s make a good tag team to practice bombing nearby BD terrorist camps. BD airspace should be violated and villagers forced to flee with noisy low level swoops - the F16 does that great and Mig27 must be one noisy brat engine.

Drop dummy cluster munitions if u will.

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Postby Raghu » 27 Dec 2005 17:35

Singha, I think BD terrorist camps are closer to Tripura than WB, 2 Far without AAR

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Postby Kakkaji » 03 Jan 2006 05:57

The Commies have achieved their aim :x

IAF airshow moves out of Bengal for good, Punjab an option

http://www.indianexpress.com/full_story ... t_id=85195

NEW DELHI, JANUARY 2: It’s once bitten, twice shy for the UPA government. The hue and cry raised by its Left allies over the Indo-US air exercises at Kalaikunda last November has prompted the Defence Ministry to avoid future confrontation by keeping the war-games venue outside West Bengal.

A base in Punjab, likely to be selected as the alternative arena, will be upgraded to international standards by October to conduct the next mock war.

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Postby JCage » 03 Jan 2006 06:07

Look at this way. Two airbases upgraded to full requirements and the MOD agrees. :P

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Postby Priyank » 03 Jan 2006 06:27

JCage,

Along the same lines, I think every flag waving jingo ought to petition the commies to stage their usual nautanki and scream their usual bakwaas outside every major IAF airbase in a sequential manner.

That way we can get the MoD to loosen up its purse strings to lavish all of the aforementioned airbases with top notch equipment and facilities; something that Singha has been clamouring for a very long time now.

:P

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Postby krishnan » 03 Jan 2006 11:47

Any chance of Chennai hosting any excercise :mrgreen:

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Postby srai » 04 Jan 2006 02:01

krishnan wrote:Any chance of Chennai hosting any excercise :mrgreen:



... no major bases in South India ... but there probably needs to be one for such exercises and other IAF operational/strategic deployments in the future.

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Postby krishnan » 04 Jan 2006 11:10

srai wrote:
krishnan wrote:Any chance of Chennai hosting any excercise :mrgreen:



... no major bases in South India ... but there probably needs to be one for such exercises and other IAF operational/strategic deployments in the future.



Chennai has a base

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Postby Ajay K » 04 Jan 2006 11:38

krishnan Posted: 04 Jan 2006 05:40 am Post subject:

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srai wrote:
krishnan wrote:
Any chance of Chennai hosting any excercise



... no major bases in South India ... but there probably needs to be one for such exercises and other IAF operational/strategic deployments in the future.



Chennai has a base

Are u thinking about Tambaram AFB?

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Postby krishnan » 04 Jan 2006 11:47

Priyank wrote:JCage,

Along the same lines, I think every flag waving jingo ought to petition the commies to stage their usual nautanki and scream their usual bakwaas outside every major IAF airbase in a sequential manner.

That way we can get the MoD to loosen up its purse strings to lavish all of the aforementioned airbases with top notch equipment and facilities; something that Singha has been clamouring for a very long time now.

:P


I replied with respect to this, if they plan to hold one in chennai ,the AFB might get upgraded

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Postby Manne » 04 Jan 2006 18:04

Does this mean Gwaliior, KKD and a third base now with ACMI?

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Postby chan » 05 Jan 2006 09:31

Raghu wrote:Why do all of u feel so strongly about only Mig 27s participating? i no cos i will be there next month. c u there all!


Raghu you dont happen to be the same Raghu who is the editor/author of the hilarious CPIM mouthpiece "People's democracy" do you ??

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Postby shiv » 05 Jan 2006 09:35

"nagarahavu" your login name has been changed to "chan"

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Postby chan » 05 Jan 2006 10:05

shiv wrote:"nagarahavu" your login name has been changed to "chan"


Please check "feedback to moderators" inbox

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Postby Harry » 05 Jan 2006 20:20

shiv wrote:"nagarahavu" your login name has been changed to "chan"


Lol. I'm curious to know the reason behind that! :D

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Postby SaiK » 06 Jan 2006 06:31

so its going to be Singapore F-16s v/s India's MiG-29s.

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Postby vipin » 06 Jan 2006 07:05

Got any link abt the mig-29? i thought it was the Mig 27.

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Postby shiv » 06 Jan 2006 07:43

Harry wrote:
shiv wrote:"nagarahavu" your login name has been changed to "chan"


Lol. I'm curious to know the reason behind that! :D


Forum guidelines state clearly that login id should sound look/like human names, have no numerals and should carry no messages. When such logins are used from less well recognised languages - they can pass for names.

Cobra and "Naag-Saanp" would be disallowed - as is "nagarahavu" which literally means "cobra-snake" in Kannada and is not a name. One "famous" Kannada name that was allowed to pass was "Manku Thimma" which means something like dumb monkey. Another name which will be changed if I see it again is "sumsumne" - which means "just like that" in Kannada.

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Postby Aditya_M » 06 Jan 2006 09:07

methinks Harry meant "Why 'Chan'?" :D

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Postby merlin » 06 Jan 2006 11:43

Does this mean Gwaliior, KKD and a third base now with ACMI?


Why should it be a third base with ACMI? IAF could just strip the ACMI equipment from KKD and move it to the base identified.

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Postby George J » 06 Jan 2006 14:59

Ya know what I feel about this whole commie in KKD issue. Someone really botched up or they are just crying wolf.

Botched up coz if IAF wanted a smooth sailing they could have easily used the good offices of GOI and prevented the coalition partner from demonstrating. Crying wolf, coz IAF knows fully well that ANY base in India is susceptible to demonstrations, you can easily truck in a few 100 protestors and the DDM make it look like a cry for democracy and free speech. Sure the previous CI's did not see protest but that does not mean that Gwalior/Lohegaon is any safer.

By moving stuff out of KKD they have not really solved the problem. And lets be very specific about the problem, I dont think commies has any problems with us exercising with anyone except the US. You want to move everything out of KKD just for that?

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Postby Singha » 06 Jan 2006 15:05

How much of ground support equipment is needed for ACMI ? is it confined to one location or some tx/rx equipment scattered all over the range ?

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Postby MN Kumar » 06 Jan 2006 16:06

What happened to the Exercise? It was supposed to start on Jan 3rd, no news of it yet.

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Postby Harry » 06 Jan 2006 19:02

Aditya_M wrote:methinks Harry meant "Why 'Chan'?" :D


Yes. Why "chan"? :lol:

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Postby Laks » 06 Jan 2006 19:21

From MinDef Singapore, looks like the RSAF birds have already landed. I suppose we can count on them for photos. So far nothing in Yahoo or Getty.
Eight RSAF F-16 aircraft flew into Kalaikunda Air Force Station in Eastern India for the exercise. During the four-and-a-half hour journey from Singapore, the F-16s were supported by an RSAF KC-135 tanker, which conducted air-to-air refuelling.

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Postby shiv » 06 Jan 2006 19:45

Harry wrote:
Aditya_M wrote:methinks Harry meant "Why 'Chan'?" :D


Yes. Why "chan"? :lol:


I'll pass for this question. If chan wants to reply to that one - it's up to him/her.

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Postby Rahul M » 07 Jan 2006 06:20

yes chan we wud all like to know :

why u r what u r ??

r u of mongolian descent,by any chance? :wink:

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Postby svinayak » 07 Jan 2006 06:27

shiv wrote:Cobra and "Naag-Saanp" would be disallowed - as is "nagarahavu" which literally means "cobra-snake" in Kannada and is not a name. One "famous" Kannada name that was allowed to pass was "Manku Thimma" which means something like dumb monkey. Another name which will be changed if I see it again is "sumsumne" - which means "just like that" in Kannada.


I still laugh at these name. "sumsumne" :rotfl:

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Postby Dileep » 07 Jan 2006 08:26

I had noticed sumsumne, and my kannada decoder had triggered it too, but the name could be suman or something.

Another name I noticed is naattamai, which BTW is still there.

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Postby George J » 07 Jan 2006 10:11

There are still many names that dont meet jingo guidelines:
Agni Varsha? SaraLax? VruDesh?

Whats needed is a sticky thread on each of the boards that EXPLICTLY STATES whats tucked away under the innocuous link to Forum Guidelines please read.

Been suggesting that to the BR Oligarchs for a while...but they are as efficient as GTRE. :twisted:

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Postby NRao » 07 Jan 2006 10:17

Well, send some reports to interview the BR Oligarchs.

Zimple?

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Postby SaiK » 08 Jan 2006 01:36

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Dr Singh also gave the West Bengal CM the example of Kerala where Indo-China joint military exercises were conducted unhindered.

"The PM said no state can deny defence exercises." Dr Singh also issued a stern warning that the Centre can impose President's rule if a state does not cooperate in the country's defence matters.

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