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Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

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Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Postby Kersi » 10 Oct 2017 11:39

Aditya_V wrote:Well given our past experiences 1965 and 1971, Pathankot 25km from the border comes with very little reaction time to defend and always has been subject to special attention by PAF, Kangra Airport 55KM from Pathankot can be used as offensive operations in the same theatre, especially to cover Islamabad Peshawer, Chamb Jourian sector etc.

Chandigarh, Ambala et al are good 200KM away from Pathankot.


Amritsar air base is less than 30 km from IB. Pathankot AFB is less than 60 km. Thus spake Aunty Wikimapia

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Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Postby Aditya_V » 10 Oct 2017 12:37

PathanKot AFB is less than 25Km from IB

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Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Postby ramana » 11 Oct 2017 00:48

Shiv wrote:But I see the future more automated and less seat of pants. That said - the sad Mi 17 accident shows that no computer may be able to prevent some incidents and developing pilot skills to react to dire emergencies is important. Let me once again remark that unlike forum myths where it is assumed that "war is stressful for pilots" and flying is otherwise an easy joyride - that is simply not true. Flying itself induces a lot of physical and mental stresses and a war situation increases the workload.



These three will be pioneers in IAF.


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Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Postby JayS » 11 Oct 2017 11:23


Reading the article its seems the guy was clearly was in it for money. How is this a honeytrap..? :?:

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Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Postby Rakesh » 12 Oct 2017 05:14

Moved to IAF History Thread....

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Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Postby ramana » 12 Oct 2017 23:22

Shouldn't this be in the IAF history thread?

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Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Postby Rakesh » 14 Oct 2017 01:11

Good point, I will move this there and delete my post.

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Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Postby brar_w » 16 Oct 2017 22:05

India informs US it’s ready to buy ISTAR aircraft from Raytheon


NEW DELHI ― India has made an official request to purchase two ISTAR aircraft under a government-to-government deal. The move comes within a month of U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ visit to India.

A formal letter of request was sent to the U.S. Defense Department earlier this month expressing intent to procure two intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance aircraft via the Foreign Military Sales program, a Ministry of Defense official said.

“This is a priority program, as many of the [Indian Air Force’s] surveillance programs have been delayed,” the MoD official said.

The ISTAR aircraft is a critical requirement and will be operated by the Air Force, the official noted, adding that the deal is estimated to cost $1 billion.

ISTAR aircraft will be supplied by Raytheon of the U.S. on a Gulfstream platform.The MoD also constituted a joint committee comprising of scientists from the Defence Research and Development Organization, officials from the Air Force, and MoD officials. The aircraft acquisition is expected to be expedited. The committee will finalize the mission software and critical equipment for the ISTAR aircraft.

Raytheon has provided a classified briefing on the ISTAR aircraft program to related agencies in India. Raytheon executives in India were unavailable for comment.


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