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Post by jamwal » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:19 am

News and discussions about Indian Air Force, Bharatiya Vayu Sena.

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Post by Singha » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:31 am

let us have one thread for tri services NEWS for now as the volume is likely to be quite small I think on mil matters.

discussions on specific topies like hypersonics, submarines or ELINT can ofcourse have their own threads as per posters desire.

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Post by jamwal » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:44 pm

Tri service may get too crowded in near future. Better tonkeep ot like this

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Post by Singha » Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:29 pm

live akash mk1 telar at tezpur afb

saurabh jha twitter
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Post by Singha » Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:30 pm

live akash mk1 telar at tezpur afb - a very meaty missile for 25km range means its powered all the way

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Post by jamwal » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:09 pm

Indian Air Force to conduct highway landings of frontline jets, including Su-30MKI, Mirage 2000 and Jaguar on Oct 24 near Agra.
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Post by jamwal » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:08 am

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Indian Air Force displays its might by landing/touching down 20 planes including Super Hercules C130J transport aircraft, Jaguar Deep Penetration jets, Mirage 2000 multirole jets and Su-30 MKI highly maneuverable multirole jets at Bangar Mau on Agra-Lucknow expressway.

landing a number of fighter jets as well as a Super Hercules C130 transport plane on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway as part of a special drill to test operational capabilities in case of emergencies such as disaster relief, humanitarian assistance, as well as in situations of war or conflict.

A C130 plane with Garud commandos was the first to land, followed by touchdowns and low flybys by several Mirage and Sukhoi fighter jets. The other IAF fighter jets scheduled to touchdown are the Jaguars.

Last year Mirage and Sukhoi had touched down at same spot during inaugral ceremony.

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Post by jamwal » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:48 am

The Indian Air Force’s Declining Squadron Strength – Options and Challenges



At a meeting of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee on Defence on 27 October 2017, senior officers of the Indian Air Force, including Vice Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal S.B. Deo, were reportedly rebuked by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for “inappropriate responses” to the issue of declining squadron strength. It has been reported that the Indian Air Force (IAF) rehashed long standing issues of depleting combat strength without offering any solutions. :rotfl:
Besides being somewhat tiresome for the aforementioned Committee – having undoubtedly heard the same refrain for some time – the lack of solutions being offered is somewhat surprising considering that a number of steps are currently being taken to address declining force levels. What is perhaps more serious is that some of these steps are being pursued in a half-hearted manner, which is not attributable to lack of budgetary support.
Read more at:
http://www.indiandefencereview.com/spot ... hallenges/

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Post by jamwal » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:42 am

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/in ... jarat.html

India planning new airbase in Gujarat to fight a 'short and swift war' against neighbours Pakistan if required
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is planning a new fighter aircraft base
The facility at Deesa, which is located in Banaskantha district, is near the border

Within two months in office India's new Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is planning a new fighter aircraft base for the IAF.

The likely location for the base in Gujarat is sufficiently close to neighbour Pakistan to allow an efficient and effective response.

The facility at Deesa, which is located in Banaskantha district, is near the border and is expected to bridge the aerial gaps in the state that already has major fighter bases in Jamnagar in Saurashtra region as well as Bhuj and Naliya in Kutch.
'Due to the new defence minister's push, the plan is now moving fast towards reality,' senior sources in the Air Force told Mail Today.

The officials said the plan to develop the base was discussed with Sitharaman during one of her first visits to Jamnagar after she took charge of the ministry in September.


In the last few weeks, the proposal has moved swiftly and is expected to reach the Cabinet Committee on Security headed by the Prime Minister in the near future, the sources said.

The development comes less than a month after Air Chief BS Dhanoa declared that the IAF is prepared to fight a 'short and swift war' at a short notice and that the force has the capability of striking across the border if the government decides.

Sources said the new team in the defence ministry follows up all the long-pending proposals and suggestions that are brought to their notice during field visits.

The project to set up the base in Deesa, which has a civilian airfield, has been held back for a long time due to 'procedural issues' and has been discussed many times at the ministry-level in the past.

The need for creating a stronger presence of forces has been felt in view of the increasing economic activities on the Gujarat coastline including petroleum refineries and new ports being built.

This airbase would address the huge distance between the Barmer Air Force Station in Rajasthan and air force stations in Gujarat.

Officials say the facility would give the Air Force the capability to launch counter air campaign, counter surface force campaign and strategic air campaign in case of a war with Pakistan.

The IAF also has plans of using the airbase as a training centre for its rookie pilots and for operating its remotely piloted vehicles.

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Post by jamwal » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:35 am

https://www.livefistdefence.com/2017/11 ... metic.html
COLUMN: The Indian Air Force’s Tyranny Of Arithmetic

By Sanjay Badri-Maharaj
A somewhat curious report emanating from the Indian Air Force, purportedly in response to a request from the Government of India to reconsider its plans to procure a new type of single-engine fighter (SEF) under the “Make in India” initiative with the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft has sparked understandable and justifiable furore. While justifying the need for a new SEF, the report allegedly spoke in highly derogatory terms of the Tejas, even suggesting the MiG-21 was better in some respects.
The Tejas Mk.1 in its FOC configuration will therefore be an adequate fighter (certainly not “unfit for Indian skies” as one journalist termed it). Yet it would not be without shortcomings and these are proposed to be addressed in the Mk.1A variant which has the potential deploy an avionics and weapons package significantly superior to the Mk.1. However, once again, delays in avionics selection and testing are the bane of this program to the detriment of both the IAF and the ADA/HAL.

However, one has to ask why the comparison of the Tejas Mk.1 with the Gripen C/ E or the F-16 Block 70? The Tejas is still at an early stage of its evolution – compare it with those aircraft at a similar stage of theirs and you will see aircraft that were without BVR capability and far more maintenance intensive that their later, more capable iterations. The IAF has done itself no favours with its less than honest comparison.

The development and evolution of an aircraft takes the involvement of the user as a partner. To date, one senses the IAF to be a somewhat reluctant partner in the development of the Tejas. By comparison, the IAF had no problems inducting the MiG-21F when equipped with only 2 AAMs, no gun and an extraordinarily limited range and thereafter investing in its evolution. It had no issue with inducting the Mirage 2000 when the latter’s Super 530D missiles and Belouga submunition ordnance were not yet ready and it practically created the Sukhoi Su-30MKI from the modest Su-30K, which was not much more than a two-seat Su-27. So why not facilitate the evolution of the Tejas with a similar spirit of partnership and encouragement?

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Post by Marten » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:12 pm


This is a concise snapshot of why the Indian armed forces will not buy Indian products. At the risk of being banned, I would reiterate that the Dy Chief of Air Staff demonstrates why an Imported Air Force is preferable for the current crop of leadership.

Despite having family that served or serves in two arms, simple unbiased logic shows the forces do not consider this as part of their national duty.

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Post by Mort Walker » Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:00 am

^^^Until India has it's own vast MiC, it will not become a major world power. At some point the MoD and MoF must tell the senior command leadership to accept domestic platforms in large numbers or resign their commission.

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Post by SRoy » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:28 pm

jamwal wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:42 am
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/in ... jarat.html

India planning new airbase in Gujarat to fight a 'short and swift war' against neighbours Pakistan if required
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is planning a new fighter aircraft base
The facility at Deesa, which is located in Banaskantha district, is near the border

Within two months in office India's new Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is planning a new fighter aircraft base for the IAF.

The likely location for the base in Gujarat is sufficiently close to neighbour Pakistan to allow an efficient and effective response.

The facility at Deesa, which is located in Banaskantha district, is near the border and is expected to bridge the aerial gaps in the state that already has major fighter bases in Jamnagar in Saurashtra region as well as Bhuj and Naliya in Kutch.
'Due to the new defence minister's push, the plan is now moving fast towards reality,' senior sources in the Air Force told Mail Today.

The officials said the plan to develop the base was discussed with Sitharaman during one of her first visits to Jamnagar after she took charge of the ministry in September.


In the last few weeks, the proposal has moved swiftly and is expected to reach the Cabinet Committee on Security headed by the Prime Minister in the near future, the sources said.

The development comes less than a month after Air Chief BS Dhanoa declared that the IAF is prepared to fight a 'short and swift war' at a short notice and that the force has the capability of striking across the border if the government decides.

Sources said the new team in the defence ministry follows up all the long-pending proposals and suggestions that are brought to their notice during field visits.

The project to set up the base in Deesa, which has a civilian airfield, has been held back for a long time due to 'procedural issues' and has been discussed many times at the ministry-level in the past.

The need for creating a stronger presence of forces has been felt in view of the increasing economic activities on the Gujarat coastline including petroleum refineries and new ports being built.

This airbase would address the huge distance between the Barmer Air Force Station in Rajasthan and air force stations in Gujarat.

Officials say the facility would give the Air Force the capability to launch counter air campaign, counter surface force campaign and strategic air campaign in case of a war with Pakistan.

The IAF also has plans of using the airbase as a training centre for its rookie pilots and for operating its remotely piloted vehicles.
Really? The chincomms will go home after IAF completes its "short and swift war"?
It's like the school bully will stop beating me as soon as I declare I am done with my "short and swift fist fight".

That's coming from a COAS. What an a$$h0l3. But then one of this predecessor is already accused of bribery. Nothing surprising with this quality of leadership.

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Post by JohnTitor » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:25 am

^^ I think the more immediate problem is the fact that there won’t be any planes to station at the new airbase.

With each passing day, the numbers are going down yet there is little procurement

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