Pictures of Indo-UK Konkan exercises

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Pictures of Indo-UK Konkan exercises

Postby Vishnu » 24 May 2006 20:39

Dear Friends .. Don't have time to post anything elaborate on the exericises though I do have a bunch of images which I have uploaded to the Kodak Photo gallery. I got it wrong last time asking everyone to email me for me to share the pics with them. Could one of the Webmasters please email me ... so I can give them the link to the site. The pics can then be attached to one of the BR sites ... and viewed by all.

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Postby Rakesh » 26 May 2006 07:41

Pictures of Konkan '06 by Vishnu Som, NDTV. Pictures have been watermarked in the centre to prevent unauthorised use. Thanks.

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Postby ameyk » 27 May 2006 12:26

Vishnu sir zindaba :D :D d

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Postby AmitNangia » 27 May 2006 12:48

There is a picture of a stealthy looking frigate, F711. AFAIK, that belongs to the French Navy, La Fayette class. Were the Frenchies playing around with us as well during Konkan?

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Postby Vishnu » 27 May 2006 13:14

Hi ... the French firgate is the Surcouf which has been embedded with the British formation for these exercises. thanks, Vishnu

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Postby Vishnu » 27 May 2006 13:14

Hi ... the French frigate is the Surcouf which has been embedded with the British formation for these exercises. thanks, Vishnu

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Postby Manne » 27 May 2006 15:09

Thanks guys.

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Postby Austin » 27 May 2006 18:51

Its really Nice To See those MERLINS (EH-101 ) , I wish we could have afforded to buy those for our Navy , As a 1:1 replacement for Sea King and Ka-28

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Postby ASPuar » 27 May 2006 19:17

Vishnu wrote:Hi ... the French firgate is the Surcouf which has been embedded with the British formation for these exercises. thanks, Vishnu


Great pics, Vishnu!

Thanks!!

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Postby Vishnu » 27 May 2006 20:44

Hi ... actually flew on the Merlin off the Illustrious ... Its HUGE, considerably larger than even a Sea King. With 3 engines, its also incredibly smooth and relativelyquiet inside ... but give me a Chetak with no doors for a ride any day of the week !! Cheers Vishnu

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Postby CPrakash » 27 May 2006 20:46

Good pics -

[WHINE MODE ON]but cant the pics be ANY larger? They are TOOOO small [/WHINE MODE OFF]

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Postby Austin » 27 May 2006 23:10

Merlin is perhaps the best of breed ASW chopper out there ,Its Dunking Sonar is very sophisticated , specially designed to detect and classify quite conventional subs in littoral environment

And it could also act as a more sturdy platform for a Heli Borne AEW.

But the cost was very high , and I am not too sure if it can fit in those Delhi, P-17 class hangers weight and dimension wise

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Postby Vishnu » 28 May 2006 20:03

Hi ... Full frame images of all this stuff has been sent across to Rakesh ... and should hopefully be up soon for all of you to enjoy ... Tx Vishnu

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Postby Mandeep » 28 May 2006 22:36

Vishnu, may I post these pictures in the Armd Forces Recognition List on Yahoogroups ? With due credit of course.

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Postby Vishnu » 29 May 2006 15:32

Mandeep, of course you can. Tx, Vishnu

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Postby Kersi D » 30 May 2006 01:41

Austin wrote:Its really Nice To See those MERLINS (EH-101 ) , I wish we could have afforded to buy those for our Navy , As a 1:1 replacement for Sea King and Ka-28


What will we do with the Merlins ? They wil not fit on any of our vessels except the carries. I suggest NH 90 or Cougar or MH 60

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Postby Mandeep » 30 May 2006 12:05

Which all ships and Naval units took part in Ex-Konkan ? Both from the IN and the Anglo-French forces.

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Postby NRao » 30 May 2006 15:49

and the Anglo-French forces


Small nitpick. It is an "Anglo" force. The FR ship is embedded.

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Postby Ashwin B » 04 Jun 2006 02:57



Isn't it naval tradition/etiquette (rule even?) that you fly the flag of the country you're visiting?
I don't see the Tricolor on the ship. Wasn't there a spat (maybe too strong a word) with the USN when they ignored requests to hoist the Tricolor?

Just curious.

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Postby JCage » 04 Jun 2006 03:08



Soooper photo, I say! :)

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Postby Johann » 05 Jun 2006 13:06

Mandeep,

Task Group Aquila comprised HMS Illustrious (carrier), HMS Gloucester (Type 42 destroyer), Surcouf (French frigate)*, RFA Fort Victoria (supply ship), RFA Diligence (forward repair ship) and HMS Sovereign (SSN).

The Indian participants were INS Mumbai, INS Ganga and INS Brahmaputra, INS Shakti & INS Shankush.


* Type 23 frigate HMS Lancaster has been reciprocally embedded in the Charles De Gaulle task force.


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