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IAF should upgrade all advanced landing grounds and the air filters used during world war especially across North East and should deploy rotation fighter sqaudrons... This will give us some edge in scattered attacks or while defending from attacks and stretch adversaries from concentration on main air bases of IAF.
 

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Is Indian Air Force Leasing KC-46 Mid-Air Refuellers To Support Its Latest Fighter Jets?
US aerospace and defense company Boeing has offered the Indian Air Force (IAF) an option to lease its KC-46 mid-air refueling tankers, which would help the service fill a major capability gap, according to reports.

According to The Financial Express, Boeing is competing with European firm Airbus, which has offered the A330 MRTT platform to IAF. India’s new defense acquisition policy has opened doors for the leasing of foreign military hardware, which will help in the rapid modernization of the armed forces.

“We are in talks with the IAF for KC-46tanker. There is a requirement for air-to-air refueling and we are working through certain issues. We are open to leasing these tankers.

“We already lease commercial aircraft to various domestic airlines in India; we understand there is provision for leasing military platforms in the Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP),” Torbjorn Sjogren, VP, International Government & Defence, Boeing Global Services told Financial Express Online.

He also compared the KC-46 ‘Pegasus’ to the A330 MRTT and said, there is a need for mid-air refuellers in India. He stressed that the Boeing KC-46 can operate out of both big and small airports, which will eventually bring down IAF’s operational cost compared to others.

Boeing’s KC-46 is more of a combat tanker, Sjogren asserted.

In a similar leasing procedure, the Indian Navy had leased two MQ-9B UAVs in November last year.

The KC-46 ‘Pegasus’
The Boeing KC-46 Pegasus is an American military aerial refueling and strategic military transport aircraft developed by Boeing from its 767 jet airliner. It is a widebody, low-wing cantilever monoplane with a conventional tail unit featuring a single fin and rudder.

It has a retractable tricycle landing gear and a hydraulic flight control system and is powered by two Pratt & Whitney PW4062 engines, one mounted under each wing. The KC-46 has been described as combining “the 767-200ER’s fuselage, with the 767-300F’s wing, gear, cargo door, and floor, with the 767-400ER digital flight-deck and flaps”.

The aircraft is in use by the US Air Force. Boeing has already delivered 42 aircraft to the service with more than 90 planes currently on order. Recently, Israel also decided to purchase four KC-46A tankers; Japan, too, has given orders for 4 aircraft.

Interestingly, when the Indian Air Force sent out the request for information (RFI) for six refueling aircraft to Boeing, Airbus, and Ilyushin, the Russian contender was rejected as the proposal only asked for an aircraft with two turbofan engines. This left only KC-46 and A330 MRTT eligible for the tender.
 

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Until and Unless Airchief Marshall RKS Bhadauria sahab is in-charge, no gora can ever derail LCA-AF-MK2.
bad news going to retire on sept 2021
Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria is most likely going to be succeeded by one of these three (assuming they don't superannuate before that, DOB is not public):-



Air Marshal Rajiv Dayal Mathur AOC-in-C Training Command
  • 129 Course
  • Flight instructor with 5000 hours experience on various jets and helicopters
  • Commands held:-
    • 15 Squadron (MiG-21 Bis then, now uses Su-30MKI)
    • AFS Bhuj (27 Wing)
    • Eastern Air Command
    • Training Command
  • Other postings:-
    • Principal Director (Operations, Information and Electronics Warfare), Air HQ
    • Air Instructor, Western Air Command
    • Commodore Commandant, Flying Instructors School
    • Air Defence Commander, Eastern Air Command
    • ACAS Ops (Space), Air HQ
    • SASO, South Western Air Command
  • PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC
  • Wing Commander Rajiv Dayal Mathur (16772) F (P) was commissioned on 04 Jun 1982 as a fighter pilot in the Flying Branch of the Indian Air Force. He is a Qualified Flying Instructor and has held several important command and staff appointments including Commanding Officer of a MiG-21 Bis Squadron. He is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College.
    Wg Cdr Mathur assumed command of a fighter squadron on 10 Jun 2000. Under his command the squadron has had an unblemished record, having so far flown over 4500 hours and trained 18 young pilots without any loss of precious aircrew or aircraft. During the Command level Air-to-Ground Armament meet "Ekalavya 2001", Wg Cdr Mathur displayed very high professionalism by himself leading three missions. His squadron won four out of the seven coveted trophies. The squadron was also adjudged the Best Fighter Squadron in South Western Air Command.

    Following the earthquake, which rocked the region of Kutch on 26 Jan 2001, Wg Cdr Mathur was tasked with rescue operations outside the Air Force camp. Even as the aftershocks continued to occur, he and his squadron personnel worked round the clock for over three days and in the process rescued 53 people trapped in the debris. Barely ten days later, his squadron was required to recommence operations from another base. Despite the upheaval caused by the eart hquake and the consequent hardships. Wg Cdr Mathur succeeded in motivating his squadron personnel to remain focused on organisational goals. Leading by personal example, he was able to provide renewed purpose and direction to the personnel of the squadron, who rose to the occasion by achieving the allotted tasks even under such difficult conditions.

    For his distinguished service of high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Wing Commander Rajiv Dayal Mathur.





Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari AOC-in-C Western Air Command
  • 130 Course
  • Flight instructor, Instrument Rating Instructor, Air Crew Examiner, 3800 hours experience on MiG-21, MiG-23MF, MiG-29 and Su-30MKI.
  • Commands held:-
    • 28 Squadron (MiG-29), Jamnagar
    • 8 FBSU, Awantipur
    • AFS Lohegaon, Pune (2 Wing)
    • Western Air Command
  • Other postings as:-
    • Air Instructor DSSC Wellington
    • Air Instructor DSCSC Zambia
    • Chief Operations Officer, 1 Wing, AFS Srinagar
    • Deputy Commandant, Air Force Academy, Dundigal
    • ACAS Ops (Air Defence), Air HQ
    • ACAS (Personnel Officers), Air HQ
    • DCAS, Air HQ
    • SASO Eastern Air Command
  • PVSM, AVSM, VM
  • Wing Commander Vivek Ram Chaudhari (16978) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned in the Flying Branch of the IAF on 29 Dec 1982 as a Fighter Pilot. He is a Qualified Flying Instructor (QF1) with over 3650 h of accident free flying to his credit. He has been part of the first formation aerobatics team on the Kiran Mk-II, Flight Commander of a fighter Squadron (Sqn) and an Air Force Examiner on all MiG variant and all trainer ac. He is presently commanding a fighter Sqn since 17 Sep 2001.
    Wg Cdr Chaudhari assumed command of the Sqn at the time when the IAF was put on high alert. With his initiative, hard work, perseverance and excellent leadership qualities, he brought in transformational changes in the functioning of the Sqn. During 'Op Parakram', his Sqn was tasked to deploy at three locations as per the war plans. With only nine pilots and one trainer ac available, he alternated between the bases so as to complete the revalidation of augmented pilots in record time and become operational at the earliest from all three locations. While carrying out day and night Operational Readiness Platform (ORP) duties, he flew over 150 sorties and took part in all exercises. Being the only QF1 at one base, he also undertook the conversion of three under training pilots. In consultation with Tactics and Air Combat Development and Training Establishment (TACDE), he helped in development of tactics for Beyond Visual Range (BVR) Vs BVR missile engagements and interception of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. While remaining deployed, his Sqn provided Dissimilar Air Combat Training to all the MiG-21 Sqns within the command, thereby enhancing their operational status.

    To overcome the constraints of limited ground equipment, which were adequate only for two detachments, he obtained common equipment from co-located fighter Sqns so that his Sqn could operate from five locations on two occasions. He also used the resources of Pechora units for air charging and Nitrogen purity testing resulting in reduced requirements of air cylinders. His Sqn made innovative use of autoloaders for removal of canopy and ejection seat for servicing, thereby saving on frequent ferries to parent base.

    Working under constraints of split locations, inadequate communication between them, low manning levels and extended supply lines, he remained ahead of the situations and adopted proactive measures to enhance the output of the unit. By personally moving from one location to another he ensured that he was in constant touch with the entire unit personnel and kept morale of the Sqn high. The Sqn was deinducted after being deployed for thirteen months and was soon inspected by the Directorate of Air Staff Inspection team, without a warning. Wg Cdr Chaudhari led his Sqn to achieve average plus in operations and high average in maintenance activities.




Air Marshal Rajesh Kumar C-in-C Strategic Forces Command
  • 129 Course
  • Flight Instructor, Instrument Rating Instructor, Air Crew Examiner, 3500 hours experience on various aircraft including MiG-21 FL, MiG-21 Bis and 1000 hours on Mirage 2000.
  • Commands held:-
    • 7 Squadron (Mirage 2000) [Gallantry VM for LGB on Paki LoC positions, Op Parakram]
    • AFS Pathankot (18 Wing)
    • Central Air Command
    • Strategic Forces Command
  • Other Postings as:-
    • Pilot, 1 Squadron (MiG-21FL)
    • Flight Instructor, Flying Instructor School, Tambaran
    • Flying Examiner, Aircrew Examination Board, Hindon
    • Flight Commander, 3 Squadron (MiG-21 Bis)
    • Deputy Director (Ops), Air HQ
    • Director (Ops), Air HQ
    • Chief Operations Officer, AFS Gwalior (40 Wing)
    • Team Leader, AWACS Project Management Team, Tel Aviv, Israel (for A-50EI AWACS)
    • Director, Project Management Team, ADA Tejas, Air HQ (25 June 2012 - 28 Feb 2017)
    • SASO Eastern Air Command
  • PVSM, AVSM, VM (Gallantry), ADC
  • Wing Commander Rajesh Kumar (16770) F (P) is the Commanding Officer on a Mirage-2000 Sqn since 26 Mar 2001. he was commissioned on 04 Jun 1982 and has over 3500 hrs of accident free flying including 1000 hrs on the Mirage2000. He is an A-2 Qualified Flying Instructor who has been on staff of Flying Instructors School as well as Aircrew Examining Board.
    During 'Ops Parakaram' on 02 Aug 2002, the Sqn under Wg Cdr Rajesh Kumar was tasked with destroying enemy position on the Line of Control. Intelligence had reported infiltration of enemy troops across the LOC taking up positions overlooking own ground forces. There was very limited time available for planning and real time intelligence was lacking. The target was located at high altitude very close to our own troops and was defended by enemy Surface to Air Missiles. A very precise attack was needed to prevent fratricide. When the mission was flown the target area was partially obscured due to clouds and smoke from enemy fire.

    Despite the constraints of time, intelligence, difficult terrain and target being partially obscured Wg Cdr Rajesh Kumar successfully led and executed the attack on the LOC. He acquired the target and effectively carried out a LGB attack, while under enemy fire, destroying the enemy bunkers on the LOC. Accurate weapon delivery by him also greatly assisted the other members in formation to acquire the target. Success of the mission facilitated recapture of territory by own ground forces without any friendly casualties. His attack also demonstrated to the enemy the capability of the IAF and will act as a deterrent against any such intrusion in the future.

    For exceptional courage under fire and leadership shown, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)' to Wing Commander Rajesh Kumar.

There are others who could, but I don't think they are in line because they are less experienced than the ones above:-
Air Marshal Amit Dev AOC-in-C Eastern Air Command
  • 130 Course
  • Suceeded Air Marshal Rajiv Dayal Mathur as AOC-in-C Eastern Air Command
Air Marshal Amit Tiwari AOC-in-C Central Air Command
  • 129 Course
  • Suceeded Air Marshal Rajesh Kumar as AOC-in-C Central Air Command
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Personally, I hope Air Marshal Rajesh Kumar becomes the next Air Force Chief. He has worked with the Tejas and as far as I saw, he was a supporter of Tejas. Hence, he will ensure that love for import maal doesn't creep back into IAF after ACM Bhaduria's September 2021 retirement.
 

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Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria is most likely going to be succeeded by one of these three (assuming they don't superannuate before that, DOB is not public):-



Air Marshal Rajiv Dayal Mathur AOC-in-C Training Command
  • 129 Course
  • Flight instructor with 5000 hours experience on various jets and helicopters
  • Commands held:-
    • 15 Squadron (MiG-21 Bis then, now uses Su-30MKI)
    • AFS Bhuj (27 Wing)
    • Eastern Air Command
    • Training Command
  • Other postings:-
    • Principal Director (Operations, Information and Electronics Warfare), Air HQ
    • Air Instructor, Western Air Command
    • Commodore Commandant, Flying Instructors School
    • Air Defence Commander, Eastern Air Command
    • ACAS Ops (Space), Air HQ
    • SASO, South Western Air Command
  • PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC
  • Wing Commander Rajiv Dayal Mathur (16772) F (P) was commissioned on 04 Jun 1982 as a fighter pilot in the Flying Branch of the Indian Air Force. He is a Qualified Flying Instructor and has held several important command and staff appointments including Commanding Officer of a MiG-21 Bis Squadron. He is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College.
    Wg Cdr Mathur assumed command of a fighter squadron on 10 Jun 2000. Under his command the squadron has had an unblemished record, having so far flown over 4500 hours and trained 18 young pilots without any loss of precious aircrew or aircraft. During the Command level Air-to-Ground Armament meet "Ekalavya 2001", Wg Cdr Mathur displayed very high professionalism by himself leading three missions. His squadron won four out of the seven coveted trophies. The squadron was also adjudged the Best Fighter Squadron in South Western Air Command.

    Following the earthquake, which rocked the region of Kutch on 26 Jan 2001, Wg Cdr Mathur was tasked with rescue operations outside the Air Force camp. Even as the aftershocks continued to occur, he and his squadron personnel worked round the clock for over three days and in the process rescued 53 people trapped in the debris. Barely ten days later, his squadron was required to recommence operations from another base. Despite the upheaval caused by the eart hquake and the consequent hardships. Wg Cdr Mathur succeeded in motivating his squadron personnel to remain focused on organisational goals. Leading by personal example, he was able to provide renewed purpose and direction to the personnel of the squadron, who rose to the occasion by achieving the allotted tasks even under such difficult conditions.

    For his distinguished service of high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Wing Commander Rajiv Dayal Mathur.





Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari AOC-in-C Western Air Command
  • 130 Course
  • Flight instructor, Instrument Rating Instructor, Air Crew Examiner, 3800 hours experience on MiG-21, MiG-23MF, MiG-29 and Su-30MKI.
  • Commands held:-
    • 28 Squadron (MiG-29), Jamnagar
    • 8 FBSU, Awantipur
    • AFS Lohegaon, Pune (2 Wing)
    • Western Air Command
  • Other postings as:-
    • Air Instructor DSSC Wellington
    • Air Instructor DSCSC Zambia
    • Chief Operations Officer, 1 Wing, AFS Srinagar
    • Deputy Commandant, Air Force Academy, Dundigal
    • ACAS Ops (Air Defence), Air HQ
    • ACAS (Personnel Officers), Air HQ
    • DCAS, Air HQ
    • SASO Eastern Air Command
  • PVSM, AVSM, VM
  • Wing Commander Vivek Ram Chaudhari (16978) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned in the Flying Branch of the IAF on 29 Dec 1982 as a Fighter Pilot. He is a Qualified Flying Instructor (QF1) with over 3650 h of accident free flying to his credit. He has been part of the first formation aerobatics team on the Kiran Mk-II, Flight Commander of a fighter Squadron (Sqn) and an Air Force Examiner on all MiG variant and all trainer ac. He is presently commanding a fighter Sqn since 17 Sep 2001.
    Wg Cdr Chaudhari assumed command of the Sqn at the time when the IAF was put on high alert. With his initiative, hard work, perseverance and excellent leadership qualities, he brought in transformational changes in the functioning of the Sqn. During 'Op Parakram', his Sqn was tasked to deploy at three locations as per the war plans. With only nine pilots and one trainer ac available, he alternated between the bases so as to complete the revalidation of augmented pilots in record time and become operational at the earliest from all three locations. While carrying out day and night Operational Readiness Platform (ORP) duties, he flew over 150 sorties and took part in all exercises. Being the only QF1 at one base, he also undertook the conversion of three under training pilots. In consultation with Tactics and Air Combat Development and Training Establishment (TACDE), he helped in development of tactics for Beyond Visual Range (BVR) Vs BVR missile engagements and interception of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. While remaining deployed, his Sqn provided Dissimilar Air Combat Training to all the MiG-21 Sqns within the command, thereby enhancing their operational status.

    To overcome the constraints of limited ground equipment, which were adequate only for two detachments, he obtained common equipment from co-located fighter Sqns so that his Sqn could operate from five locations on two occasions. He also used the resources of Pechora units for air charging and Nitrogen purity testing resulting in reduced requirements of air cylinders. His Sqn made innovative use of autoloaders for removal of canopy and ejection seat for servicing, thereby saving on frequent ferries to parent base.

    Working under constraints of split locations, inadequate communication between them, low manning levels and extended supply lines, he remained ahead of the situations and adopted proactive measures to enhance the output of the unit. By personally moving from one location to another he ensured that he was in constant touch with the entire unit personnel and kept morale of the Sqn high. The Sqn was deinducted after being deployed for thirteen months and was soon inspected by the Directorate of Air Staff Inspection team, without a warning. Wg Cdr Chaudhari led his Sqn to achieve average plus in operations and high average in maintenance activities.




Air Marshal Rajesh Kumar C-in-C Strategic Forces Command
  • 129 Course
  • Flight Instructor, Instrument Rating Instructor, Air Crew Examiner, 3500 hours experience on various aircraft including MiG-21 FL, MiG-21 Bis and 1000 hours on Mirage 2000.
  • Commands held:-
    • 7 Squadron (Mirage 2000) [Gallantry VM for LGB on Paki LoC positions, Op Parakram]
    • AFS Pathankot (18 Wing)
    • Central Air Command
    • Strategic Forces Command
  • Other Postings as:-
    • Pilot, 1 Squadron (MiG-21FL)
    • Flight Instructor, Flying Instructor School, Tambaran
    • Flying Examiner, Aircrew Examination Board, Hindon
    • Flight Commander, 3 Squadron (MiG-21 Bis)
    • Deputy Director (Ops), Air HQ
    • Director (Ops), Air HQ
    • Chief Operations Officer, AFS Gwalior (40 Wing)
    • Team Leader, AWACS Project Management Team, Tel Aviv, Israel (for A-50EI AWACS)
    • Director, Project Management Team, ADA Tejas, Air HQ (25 June 2012 - 28 Feb 2017)
    • SASO Eastern Air Command
  • PVSM, AVSM, VM (Gallantry), ADC
  • Wing Commander Rajesh Kumar (16770) F (P) is the Commanding Officer on a Mirage-2000 Sqn since 26 Mar 2001. he was commissioned on 04 Jun 1982 and has over 3500 hrs of accident free flying including 1000 hrs on the Mirage2000. He is an A-2 Qualified Flying Instructor who has been on staff of Flying Instructors School as well as Aircrew Examining Board.
    During 'Ops Parakaram' on 02 Aug 2002, the Sqn under Wg Cdr Rajesh Kumar was tasked with destroying enemy position on the Line of Control. Intelligence had reported infiltration of enemy troops across the LOC taking up positions overlooking own ground forces. There was very limited time available for planning and real time intelligence was lacking. The target was located at high altitude very close to our own troops and was defended by enemy Surface to Air Missiles. A very precise attack was needed to prevent fratricide. When the mission was flown the target area was partially obscured due to clouds and smoke from enemy fire.

    Despite the constraints of time, intelligence, difficult terrain and target being partially obscured Wg Cdr Rajesh Kumar successfully led and executed the attack on the LOC. He acquired the target and effectively carried out a LGB attack, while under enemy fire, destroying the enemy bunkers on the LOC. Accurate weapon delivery by him also greatly assisted the other members in formation to acquire the target. Success of the mission facilitated recapture of territory by own ground forces without any friendly casualties. His attack also demonstrated to the enemy the capability of the IAF and will act as a deterrent against any such intrusion in the future.

    For exceptional courage under fire and leadership shown, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)' to Wing Commander Rajesh Kumar.

There are others who could, but I don't think they are in line because they are less experienced than the ones above:-
Air Marshal Amit Dev AOC-in-C Eastern Air Command
  • 130 Course
  • Suceeded Air Marshal Rajiv Dayal Mathur as AOC-in-C Eastern Air Command
Air Marshal Amit Tiwari AOC-in-C Central Air Command
  • 129 Course
  • Suceeded Air Marshal Rajesh Kumar as AOC-in-C Central Air Command
______________________________________________________________________________________
Personally, I hope Air Marshal Rajesh Kumar becomes the next Air Force Chief. He has worked with the Tejas and as far as I saw, he was a supporter of Tejas. Hence, he will ensure that love for import maal doesn't creep back into IAF after ACM Bhaduria's September 2021 retirement.
Ya'll Nibbiars I think AM VRC.
 

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Is Indian Air Force Leasing KC-46 Mid-Air Refuellers To Support Its Latest Fighter Jets?
According to The Financial Express, Boeing is competing with European firm Airbus, which has offered the A330 MRTT platform to IAF. India’s new defense acquisition policy has opened doors for the leasing of foreign military hardware, which will help in the rapid modernization of the armed forces.

“We are in talks with the IAF for KC-46tanker. There is a requirement for air-to-air refueling and we are working through certain issues. We are open to leasing these tankers.

“We already lease commercial aircraft to various domestic airlines in India; we understand there is provision for leasing military platforms in the Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP),” Torbjorn Sjogren, VP, International Government & Defence, Boeing Global Services told Financial Express Online.

He also compared the KC-46 ‘Pegasus’ to the A330 MRTT and said, there is a need for mid-air refuellers in India. He stressed that the Boeing KC-46 can operate out of both big and small airports, which will eventually bring down IAF’s operational cost compared to others.

Boeing’s KC-46 is more of a combat tanker, Sjogren asserted.

In a similar leasing procedure, the Indian Navy had leased two MQ-9B UAVs in November last year.

The KC-46 ‘Pegasus’

The Boeing KC-46 Pegasus is an American military aerial refueling and strategic military transport aircraft developed by Boeing from its 767 jet airliner. It is a widebody, low-wing cantilever monoplane with a conventional tail unit featuring a single fin and rudder.

It has a retractable tricycle landing gear and a hydraulic flight control system and is powered by two Pratt & Whitney PW4062 engines, one mounted under each wing. The KC-46 has been described as combining “the 767-200ER’s fuselage, with the 767-300F’s wing, gear, cargo door, and floor, with the 767-400ER digital flight-deck and flaps”.

The aircraft is in use by the US Air Force. Boeing has already delivered 42 aircraft to the service with more than 90 planes currently on order. Recently, Israel also decided to purchase four KC-46A tankers; Japan, too, has given orders for 4 aircraft.

Interestingly, when the Indian Air Force sent out the request for information (RFI) for six refueling aircraft to Boeing, Airbus, and Ilyushin, the Russian contender was rejected as the proposal only asked for an aircraft with two turbofan engines. This left only KC-46 and A330 MRTT eligible for the tender.
 

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When some fanboy keeps yapping about why india should buy f35 show em this.
USA hasn't offered F35 to India and how the things going India will never buy front line weapons from US as they are sanctioned any time. We field french/ Russian/ indigenous weapons in front line and use US weapons in support role. It's always been like that and will continue the same no amount of fan boys crying can change that.
 

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USA hasn't offered F35 to India and how the things going India will never buy front line weapons from US as they are sanctioned any time. We field french/ Russian/ indigenous weapons in front line and use US weapons in support role. It's always been like that and will continue the same no amount of fan boys crying can change that.
India should only buy those platforms from US which other countries can't offer like P8i, C17s. Countries like France and Israel can provide us same technology advanced jets, missiles,radars or drones like the US. So no need to buy these things from US and get headache of sanction during wartime.
 

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Can anyone answer me, Do India have Russian Novator Awacs killer missiles and do the missiles have the capability to down Saab Eriye Awacs in a possible 27th Feb type skirmish? I heard Eriye has strong EW system to jam enemy jets and missile?
 

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Can anyone answer me, Do India have Russian Novator Awacs killer missiles and do the missiles have the capability to down Saab Eriye Awacs in a possible 27th Feb type skirmish? I heard Eriye has strong EW system to jam enemy jets and missile?
Deployment or non deployment of Novator is classified information. You will not get answers to such questions here. No use asking these.
 

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The HAL has officially proposed to develop a reheated derivative of HTFE-25(it's for IJT) after certification of HTFE-25, called “HTFE-40” to be used as a new powerplant for the ageing Jaguar Strike aircraft. HAL has already taken up the design and dvlpment of ‘Afterburner Tech’
So what is the engine powering IJT now ? Imported one ? And what is the progress on HTFE-25 ? Has it been flight tested ? Thanks in advance.
 

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I counted 35 sqd for IAF including the LCA's Flying Dagger Sqd . That's it or there are any more.

Link:
 

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Can anyone answer me, Do India have Russian Novator Awacs killer missiles and do the missiles have the capability to down Saab Eriye Awacs in a possible 27th Feb type skirmish? I heard Eriye has strong EW system to jam enemy jets and missile?
The missile was a joint development between NPO and DRDO, so if the missile exists, It is with India as well.
 

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