Indian Air Force -- News Folder -- January 2003

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Indian Air Force -- News Folder -- January 2003

Postby member_201 » 02 Jan 2003 00:27

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Postby Vick » 03 Jan 2003 21:28

Eastern Air Command - Active in Peace

http://www.rediff.com/news/2003/jan/03spec1.htm

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Postby JTull » 05 Jan 2003 09:39

Indian-US air forces patrolling LoC
(Intelligence Online, 03 Jan 2003)


US Air Force reconnaissance planes probably from the Diego Garcia base have been patrolling the Line of Control and international border since the middle of last year and could have helped the Indian military bring down terrorist infiltration from Pakistan. The Indian Army has repeatedly said over the past two months that terrorist infiltration is down more than 50 per cent over 2001, and officials attribute this partly to US patrolling of the LoC. The United States has been using UAVs to track Al-Qaeda and Taliban movements in Baluchistan, the North-West Frontier Province, and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas where American troops are banned or face huge local animosity. US military helicopters have also been watching movements around seven Afghan refugee camps in NWFP, Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Punjab where there is mounting fear that Pakistani camp administrators have conspired with the Al-Qaeda and Taliban to let off their cadres.

Sources said that the US air force wished to conduct reconnaissance missions in PoK but was warned by the Pakistan government of SAM attacks from renegade terrorist groups and mistaken action from India because of the military build-up against Pakistan. Officials said that the US then decided to conduct joint reconnaissance operations with the Indian Air Force on the LoC and international border and pictures of terrorist infiltrations were passed on to the Indian military for preventive action. Joint patrolling has been going on since July and intensified ahead of and during the Jammu and Kashmir elections in October 2002. US reconnaissance jets are patrolling the entire length of the India-Pakistan border ending north in the LoC and have been operating from bases in Gujarat that allow them to fly south-west to Diego Garcia. Joint patrolling was first discussed during the India visit of US defence intelligence agency (DIA) chief Admiral Thomas Wilson in January 2002 but the US military felt the compulsion for Indian cooperation in July when the Pakistan army and intelligence agencies curtailed operations against the Al-Qaeda. The US military has conducted two joint exercises with the Indian Army and Air Force in Agra but sources said that the joint patrolling is being kept under the wraps.


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Postby Skanhai » 17 Jan 2003 19:30

India and Russia signing deal over fifth generation fighter.
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Postby Rudra » 20 Jan 2003 02:24

http://www.financialexpress.com/fe_full_story.php?content_id=26307

Lockheed Martin Wants To Partner HAL, Others


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Postby Kakkaji » 23 Jan 2003 09:58

Russian Air Chief asks for reports on MiG crashes to help identify cause

http://www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=17160

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Postby Babui » 25 Jan 2003 23:44

Don't now if this has been mentioned before - the latest AirForces Monthly has a superb article on MOFTU. Browsed through it at the local bookstore. Perhaps somebody can upload it and put it on the Forum just like the Siachen article.

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Aero India 2003: Air Show at Bangalore

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Postby jarugn » 28 Jan 2003 21:00

U.S., India to Conduct Joint Air Combat Exercise

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A52111-2003Jan27.html

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Postby Jagan » 29 Jan 2003 15:27

Jaguar crashes, pilot killed near Bikaner
http://www.outlookindia.com/pti_news.asp?id=115655

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Postby Amitabh » 30 Jan 2003 03:15

Jane's Defence Upgrades, February 1, 2003

India's state-owned aircraft producer, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), has begun modernising 20 Indian Air Force (IAF) Jaguar two-seat conversion trainers, writes Veena Singh. This follows last year's decision by the Indian government to give priority to modernising the Jaguar attack aircraft fleet, as part of the IAF's long-term needs. According to Jane's World Air Forces, the IAF has 75 Jaguar IS and 10 IM single-seaters plus 13 IB trainers in service (with a further 15 trainers under construction), bought in phases since 1979. Confirming the trainer contract, a senior official at HAL told JDU that work began in November 2002. However, he declined to specify the time frame for the completion of the upgrade. HAL has already planned the key avionics systems for the upgrade of the 20 trainers. The official disclosed that some of the items identified to be imported from overseas markets include a ring-laser gyro inertial navigation system, multiband radio system, air data computer, multifunctional display system, head-up display, digital map generator, video recording system, electronic warfare suite, laser designator pod and enhanced laser ranger and marked-target seeker.

The upgraded aircraft will be equipped with French MBDA Magic-2 and Russian R-77 (AA-12 'Adder') air-to-air missiles. The communications and radio navigation systems will be supplied by HAL's Hyderabad divisions, and the mission computer is to be provided by India's Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), with the software being jointly written by HAL and DRDO. Meanwhile, the HAL official said, the upgrade work currently underway on 17 single-seat Jaguars will be completed by 2004. The company had begun work in February 2001. The upgrade mainly involves the weapons and navigation/attack systems. For the upgrade of the single-seat Jaguars, HAL has bought avionics systems from Sextant Avionique (now Thales) of France; the UK's BAE Systems (formerly Marconi Electronic Systems); and SAGEM (Societe d'Applications des Generales d'Electricite et de Mecanique), also from France. Radar and electronic countermeasures are being supplied by Elta Electronics (part of Israel Aircraft Industries). No details were given of the exact systems being procured. The HAL official did, however, indicate that the self-protection jammer system was "something of a grey area" for the single-seater. He revealed that time had been wasted in building mock-up installations of competitive jammers.


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Postby Kakkaji » 30 Jan 2003 05:40

On a lost wing and a prayer: A MiG story
http://www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=17521

Website on Flt Lt Abhijeet Gadgil
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IAF to showcase films in Aero India 2003 :
Akash Yodha and Salt of the Earth.

SUKHOI MKI SCREEN SHOTS!! :

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