Wednesday, June 01, 2022

Top Gun: Maverick - A Fanboy's Pilgrimage To The Theatres

"Maverick is re-engaging", three words that are akin to the eponymous "At the stroke of the midnight hour….." for an Indian Mil-avia fanboy. In real-life, a renewed thrust towards achieving something that isn't going as per intent, evokes a "Maverick is re-engaging" euphoria. "Rooster is re-engaging", on the other hand, sounds like a tortured poseur.

Sunday, April 24, 2022

At India's Largest Indigenous Nuclear Reactor, Ventilation & Cooling Issues Have Halted Operations

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Some new information, throwing light on the stalled Unit 3 operation at the Kakrapar Atomic Power Station [KAPS], in Gujarat.

Saturday, April 23, 2022

RAPS-7, India's Third 700 MW Nuclear Reactor To Go Critical Only By 2023, Delayed By another Year

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The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. [NPCIL] has postponed electricity generation from it's upcoming Nuclear Reactor in Rawatbhata by a year.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

ISRO's AstroSat Satellite - The Scientific Payloads

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The satellite, AstroSat, which the Indian Space Research Organisation [ISRO] launched, back in 2015, was designed for a purpose without precedence in the organisation.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

NPCIL Halts Commissioning Of IPHWR-700 At Kakrapar & Other Indian Nuclear Updates

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India's news cauldron recently witnessed a bit of churning, when it was announced that the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. [NPCIL] would be building 10 Nos. of Nuclear Power Plants, in Fleet Mode, within the next 10 years - दस का दम.

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

Indian Navy MH-60R Maritime Surveillance Helicopter

The Indian Navy is set to receive 24 of the MH-60R Helicopters, that Lockheed Martin manufactures at an estimated cost of $2.4 Billion USD. This Airframe, IN751, is retained in USA to impart training to Indian Naval Avatiators.

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H/T SBGrad & Robert Brooks

Godspeed

Also read: Kopp-Etchells Effect Seen On IAF's Mi-17's Rotor Blades [Image Of The Day]

Saturday, April 02, 2022

Surya Kiran Aerobatics Team At The Dubai Airshow

The Indian Air Force's air display team performing at the Dubai Air Show, last year.

Thursday, March 31, 2022

This Neat Illustration Depicts The LCA Tejas Aircraft’s Widely Diverse Weapon Loadout

The Sanskrit saying, 'Big Thing Comes In Small Packages' or, as the Norwegians like to say, 'छोटे पैक में बड़ा धमाका', could well have been the design brief for the Light Combat Aircraft [LCA] Tejas.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

46 Angry MiG-23 Aircraft Set To Make Their Bollywood Debut

CHECKThis brief 3 seconds clip shows a CGI formation of MiG-23 fighters on a strike mission.

Outboard Motors Powering This Indian Army BMP-2 ICV Is Perhaps The Only Such Attempt In The World

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Having 3000-odd examples of a system & some surplus under-utilised engines in inventory allows one to tinker with it that result in such curious, one-of-a-kind sight.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Sukhoi Su-30 Of The IAF & Other Air Forces - Recent Developments

Putin's ongoing, month-long '2-Day' invasion of Ukraine has thrown a spanner into upkeep of the Indian Air Force [IAF] fleet of Soviet/Russian Aircraft. With a pivot in Russian priorities, coupled with the imposed Western sanctions, there is a genuine growing concern among Indian planners that the OEM support henceforth would be unreliable.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

India Stakes It's Claim To The Arctic Region, Formulates The Framework Of It's Engagement

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Plans Collaborations In Ayurveda, Unani & Sidha, amongst many other ventures.

Saturday, March 12, 2022

BARC Makes Critical Progress Developing Nuclear Batteries For India's Strategic Missions

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Multiple studies underway at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre [BARC] to meet Indian Strategic requirement.