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Numerous explosions in Homs, #Syria 🇸🇾
AD activity has been reported
Over 8 explosions were reported in Homs, #Syria 🇸🇾
AA/AD activity following by several blasts. - locals
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Major forest fires at multiple locations at Goa, including fire at Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary, Morlem and Cortalim, were reported by civil authorities. On a request from the District Administration, the #IndianNavy deployed its assets to contain the fire. A #Dornier was flown on
07 March 2023 to survey the area and localise the fire. #Firefighting equipment were then flown in from Naval Units based at Kochi and Mumbai and multiple sorties for fighting fire were undertaken by Seaking aircraft of the Navy. The helicopters flew multiple missions on 08 March
2023 and sprayed appx. 17 tons of water at Mhadei, Cortalim and Morlem, in 26 runs made over affected areas. The complex operation required picking up water from a nearby water body and releasing it over affected area in difficult terrain. The Special gear
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Looks like my #IndianNavy missile test thread blew up so, a follow on thread on its sister force #IndianAirForce . The collective west, coming out of the Cold War expected the #IAF to be a more Soviet aligned force. #Su30MKI #F35B #TROPEX #εpsilon #MiG21 #MiG21Bison #Mirage2000 Image
The #IAF however has the unique perspective of operating the top western and the top #Russian of alternate &/or every generation egs Hawker Hunter (credits on pic), #MiG21, #MiG29, #Su30MKI, #Mirage2000 #Harrier ImageImage
Each fighter brings in with it, performance numbers but also tactics and maintenance regimen and India can tap into #Russian or #British ideas and pick and choose what works the best. Image
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#PIJ positions have been evacuated in #Gaza 🤷‍♂️
Handheld -
PIJ forces were ordered to leave military positions [in #Gaza]
All military positions were evacuated, PIJ, Hamas and Hamas-owned police.

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Dazzling the crowd at the #AeroIndia2023 with their daredevil manoeuvres, the #SuryaKiran team is led by Group Captain G. S. Dhillon and flies nine Hawk Mk-132 aircraft.

Check out these pics highlighting the speed, precision and agility of #IAF's #SKAT. >>
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Antep, Fidanlik mah, 10 people trapped under the building
#Turkey 🇹🇷

Malatya, near Divan Hastane [Hospital], a hotel collapsed according to the cameraman
#Turkey #Earthquake
Man crying for help, looks for his mom in Hatay
#Turkey 🇹🇷
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🚨Red Alert in #Israel🚨
17:26 Local / 1526Z
Sderot, Ibim, Nir Am
Gazan handheld:
"Iron Dome activity"

#Israel 🇮🇱
Reportedly 2 rockets.
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Joint statement by Shin Bet & #IDF 🇮🇱 spox:
This morning during a joint action of Shin Bet, Yamam, Border police and IDF in Jenin camp, 4 wanted PIJ terrorists were neutralized, 3 of which opened fire at Israeli forces. Two IEDs were detonated by engineering forces.
Quite a comprehensive thread about today's Jenin operation ⬇️
PIJ over radio:
"We'll respond very soon"
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“For quite some years, I was the only lady officer in the air force. There may have been only a dozen women officers in the army and navy together. Image
Initially, I was scared to work with men, but I was brave and thought to myself, I could face anything", recalled Wing Commander (retd) Vijayalakshmi Ramanan in a 2018 interview.
The first woman officer of IAF, Wing Commander Ramanan, was a breaker of glass ceilings in the truest sense.

She was not only the first woman to wear a saree as a uniform, but she also designed it in the signature IAF blues.
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#IsraeliTerrorism #IsraeliCrimes

Non era un razzo della Jihad.
#Israel ammette la propria responsabilità nella morte dei 5 bambini di #Gaza, durante la recente operazione #BreakinDawn. ⬇1/13

#Palestine #ApartheidIsrael #IsraeliOccupation #16agosto…
"Secondo i risultati di un'indagine dell'#IDF, i 5 minori palestinesi morti nella recente operazione israeliana a #Gaza sono stati uccisi in un attacco aereo effettuato dall'aviazione israeliana. ⬇2
I fatti sono avvenuti nel campo profughi di #Jabaliya a #Gaza il 7 agosto, l'ultimo giorno della campagna militare nell'enclave palestinese, soprannominata Operazione #BreakingDawn, ha riferito martedì il quotidiano @Haaretz , citando l'indagine dell'IDF. ⬇3
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Procurement of armoured vehicles by the Indian Armed Forces

#IndianArmy 1300 MDSL Armoured Light Specialist Vehicle (Rs. 1056 cr). to be equipped with MMG, AGL, ATGM

4.75T GVW category
1T payload (400 kg cargo)
215 hp engine
#IndianArmy 27 BF M4 (Rs. 177.95 cr)

GVW: 16T
Payload: 2.7T
Crew: 2+8
Engine: 450hp
#IAF Ashok Leyland Light Specialist Vehicle

GVW: 8T max
Payload: 1T
Crew: 2+2
Engine: 180 hp…
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All my tweets on military and geopolitical affairs are contained in this master thread.
My take on why the US is not militarily intervening in Ukraine and why in the long term it will be of immense benefit to Bharat.
WDMMA has placing the #IAF above the #PLAAF (Chinese Air Force) in its annual Global Air Power Rankings.
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#BREAKING: Just a few minutes ago in #Hama, #Syria, the #Israeli Air Force targeted an ammunition storage site in use by #IRGC Quds Force. SAM sites of #Syrian Arab Air Defense Force tried to prevent the airstrike by firing their surface-to-air missiles at the cruise missiles.
#BREAKING: In addition to an ammunition storage facility, #Israeli Air Force also tried to finish an incomplete job. They targeted a ballistic missile warhead production line in #Masyaf. Here is a #Syrian surface-to-air missile launched at one of #Israeli cruise missiles
#BREAKING: Unlike previous times, this time #Syrian Arab Air Defense Force was on high alert probably expecting #Israeli Air Force to carry-out such an airstrike. They fired lots of missiles at the Israeli cruise missiles. We have seen videos showing shot-down of some missiles.
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1Hoy les voy a hablar de un aparato de alas muy cortas, pero la narración empieza con uno de alas muuuuuy largas…
La pequeña historia F-104 #Starfighters de #Pakistan durante el conflicto con #India en 1965
2Nos remontamos al 27 de abril de 1960. Dos transportes de la #USAF, un #Douglas C-124 y un #Lockheed C-130 despegan desde Incirlik en Turquía, volando hasta la Base Aérea de Badaber-Peshawar, en Pakistán. A bordo llevan combustible, repuestos y personal de mantenimiento para una
3misión especial, además viajan 2 pilotos de la #CIA, Francis Gary Powers y como reserva Bob Ericson. Al día siguiente, un Lockheed U-2C realiza el mismo trayecto, pilotado por Glen Dunaway
El 29 de abril se informa que la misión se ha retrasado un día, por tanto, Ericson vuela
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As I predicted two days ago, the Russian invasion of #Ukraine would directly affect the course of the negotiations in #Vienna on #Iran's nuclear program, which was declared frozen today.
To understand why, you can read the thread:👇
Signing the agreement would have meant a stab in the back for #Russia by opening the way for Iranian oil and gas to be pumped into the global market, which would turn the most dangerous Russian weapon against the West less severe.
#Iran #USA #EU #UK #NATO
A rejection of the agreement would create to the West anger and disappointment with all the economic and security concessions made by #France, #Germany and the #US, which in one way or another caused tension in western relations with #SaudiArabia and the #UAE.
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SAA ADs engaging targets over #Damascus #Syria
Possible #IAF 🇮🇱 airstrikes
Locally confirmed:
#IAF 🇮🇱 is conducting airstrikes on #Damascus #Syria
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#IAF to get the last 3 #Rafale with India specific enhancements this week

French company #Dassault Aviation already has handed over the last three Rafale with India-specific enhancements (ISE) a few days back that have 13 hardware and software changes that India had asked for.
IAF will start its ferry flight to India later this week as last of all contracted 36 jets will have been delivered to India that was signed in 2016.
All the 13 ISE are already certified by the concerned authorities and this will be incorporated into all 33 jets that were previously delivered to IAF in the coming weeks with the major part will be the incorporation of some components by a team of Dassault Engineers in India.
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A day to go, #IAF Air Warriors prepare for the grand 75 aircraft flypast over #Rajpath.

A behind the scenes look at the crew of #Rafale, #Su30MkI and #Mi17IV.
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The grandest flypast ever to take place over Rajpath during the #RepublicDay parade with 75 aircraft including the planes from IAF, Army, & the Navy. This is in line with the #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav celebrations: IAF PRO Wing Commander Indranil Nandi

@anishsingh21 @IAF_MCC
#IndianAirForce unveils its Republic Day tableau with assets like MiG-21, LCH armed with AT Dhruvastra missile, Ashlesha Mk1 radar, Gnat, and Rafale.
Five Rafale to fly over the Rajpath in the Vinaash formation. Navy’s MiG29K and P-8I surveillance aircraft will fly in the Varuna formation. 17 Jaguar fighter aircraft will fly in the shape of 75 to celebrate Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav: #IAF PRO Wing Commander Indranil Nandi
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Doubt if we hear any good news about the 2 late-rescued IAF crew.
Unfortunately, 2 of the #IAF 🇮🇱 crew are dead.
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1A día de hoy ¿cuál dirían que es el caza ligero por excelencia? ¿El F-16? ¿El Gripen? ¿Y si hablamos de un aparato que era la mitad de la mitad?

Para mí, este es el caza ligero por excelencia, una pequeña historia del Folland #Gnat (y su hermanastro indio HAL #Ajeet)
2El padre de la criatura era el ingeniero William Edward Willoughby "Teddy" Petter, quien había trabajado previamente en numerosas aeronaves de la firma Westland, como el #Lysander, el #Whirlwind o el #Welkin Image
3incluso trabajó en el proyecto para mejorar el #Spitfire corrigiendo cierta inestabilidad del diseño original

Tras ciertas desavenencias con la dirección de @westland, en septiembre de 1944, Peter se despidió y se llevó consigo los trabajos para la propuesta B1/44 Image
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Tuning in to #Hamas' radio, looks like there would be a response to the early rocket launch from #Gaza towards #Israel
If there's any retaliatory strikes on Gaza, I'll update this thread.
More to follow.
"something something 9 O'Clock"
"something something betawqit al baha' "
PIJ radio is blabbing
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#IAF #HelicopterCrash - '2 reasons- Bad weather conditions in Nilgiris making it difficult for the pilot to navigate or MAJOR Technical fault in the Mi-17V5. But these r robust Helicopters mostly used in combat and rescue operations, they are the upgrades version of Mi-17. Contd
Mi-17V5 were used in the High altitude rescue operations, including the Siachen and those in the North- East regions, says Air Vice Marshal Sagar Bharati (RTD) who investigated Ex CM YSR chopper crash. He earlier served as AO Commandant in #Yelahanka Air base.
@TheBrownBeagle - Defence Historian adds, 'Mi-17V5 is widely used by Armed forces even in other countries, these are used in the UN relief operations. It is a very robust and generally reliable helicopter. It is very hard to pinpoint what would have gone wrong. Contd
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