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Built in 1942, Chakulia airport in present day Jharkhand was home to B-29s from the USAAF's 40th Bombardment Group, Abandoned in 1945, it remained a notified area with a ban on construction. There are proposals to revive it in the future. ImageImageImage
Digri Airfield near Uparsolbankati was built in 1942 and used primarily by the RAF's Liberator Squadrons including 355, 357, 358 squadrons. Closed and abandoned in 1945, the runways and aprons are relatively well preserved. ImageImageImage
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Eastern India, including Bengal, Jharkhand and Odisha were home to fighter and bomber squadrons from the 10th USAAF's India Air Task Force. Many of these bases were converted to IAF or civil use after 1945, but several were abandoned. Here is what became of these....
The airport near the present day IIT Kharagpur was known as the Hijli Base Area hosted the United States Army Air Force XX Bomber Command 58th Bombardment Wing in early 1945. The airport no longer exists but its runway provides the alignment for the Hijli Railway station. ImageImage
Asansol airport was established in 1941 by the RAF. From 1943 B-17s of the USAAF 7th Bombardment Group were based here. Abandoned after the war, the outline of the aprons are visible in the ecological park to the south-west of the frame below. Image
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**NEWS** We’ve been researching, studying, and investing to determine where the future of payments infrastructure will be best served on the blockchain. Because wherever that is... @Payometry wants to be. 1/10
@Payometry After considering the three chains we found most likely to assume some form of payments infrastructure, one project stood head and shoulders above the rest. 2/10
@Payometry We are very proud to announce that we will be joining Constellation Network's second incubator cohort, the "V2 flight program." @Conste11ation #FlightV2
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-#UkraineUnderAttack a #Thread
-#Russian ground forces have bogged down outside #Ukrainian #Kharkiv & #Kyiv
-Why mighty #Russia struggling in front of relatively weaker #Ukraine
-All experts went wrong in their assessment that Ukraine will fall in 3-4 days
-An assessment
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-1st & foremost after initial 1-2 days #Russia failed to establish air superiority & air support to ground forces
-Battle for Antonov Apt 10km NW of #Kyiv was failure
-Russia took 2 days to capture
-18 IL-76 fm Russian Pskov Airport had to go back since airfield was damaged
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-Russia suffering large aircraft & helo losses(31 & 30) in 1 week
-Russia doesn't hv even localized air superiority
-Aircraft & helo losses unsustainable
-Attack aircraft & helo unable to provide close air support to mechanized forces
-Ukraine using UAVs inflicted huge damage
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#BlackHistoryMonth is an opportunity to understand Black histories, going beyond stories of racism and slavery to spotlight Black success and high achievement. However, the focus on the past sometimes causes us to overlook the history that Black people make right now today.
There are times that Black History walks among us and we fail to recognize its greatness. My grandmomma used to say, “Flowers are for the living.” That is to say, can’t no dead people smell no flowers! Why do we wait for people to die before we honor them?
Let’s honor them now! While they can appreciate it! And they can know that we appreciate them! And sometimes, Black History is as simple as representation.
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#Pune Airport & air-connectivity has several critical issues that need to be addressed urgently to ensure economic development in our region.
We at @MCCIA_Pune have written to Defence Secretary Dr. Ajay Kumar ji, AAI Chairman Sanjeev Kumar ji & PMC Commissioner Vikram Kumar ji /1
The panel of experts at @MCCIA_Pune has recommended 4 important measures that we believe will give a much needed boost to our economy and contribute extensively to our exports. /2
We have recommend 4 critical issues that need to be addressed at the existing #Pune Lohegaon Airport immediately. viz
1. Extension of the Runway
2. Land for Cargo Hold Area
3. International Air Cargo Terminal
4. Access Roads to the Airport
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#LiberationofGoa

#November 1961 - in a display of its #maritime supremacy in the region Portuguese contingent based at #Anjadip Island fires at #Indian merchant ship Sabarmati. Portuguese garrisons also fire indiscriminately on Indian fishing boats off #Karwar & South #Goa (1/n)
These acts of aggression by the Portuguese forced #GovernmentofIndia to evict them from Indian soil & #IndianNavy executed #OpVijay to achieve this aim.

Two warships #Rajput & #Kirpan are deployed to escort merchant ships & ensure safety of fishermen (2/n)
#NavalArchives
#01Dec 1961

Naval Headquarters #NHQ initiates #OpChutney, a precursor to #OpVijay, to capture Anjadip Island.
#INSBetwa & #INSBeas are deployed on patrol off Goa, #INSMysore & #INSTrishul prepare to carry out an amphibious landing (3/n)

#GoaLiberationDay
#Goaat60

@MHSofIndia
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First photos of graduates from "Military Academy of #Kabul".
In #Afghanistan after pol leaders fled & soldiers surrendered, #Taliban have talked about an inclusive national #army curently being reorganised. But what hardware/capabilities will they have

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They have
-Millions of rounds of ammo
-10s of thousands of guns, radios other hardware
-1000s of MRAPs & Humvees
-Dozens of aircraft
-100s of technicians/operators

@AJEnglish had exclusive access to what #Taliban says is the beginning of its own #AirForce
Military analysts say much of the estimated $88 BILLION firepower built by US in its 20-yr #Afghan war is either obsolete/inoperable. The coalition destroyed large amounts of hardware on its way out.

Now some being rebuilt from scrap and spares.
Such as #Mi24 #Mi35 attack helis ImageImage
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1. Is financial market pricing in some heightened Taiwan Strait war risk this week? Yes, a little. No perfect measure. With China on holiday last wk, can attribute some pop of 5-yr CDS price as caused by heighted attention, which happens around Oct with back to back national days
2. To put in context, China 5 Yr CDS value is 48.87, reveals a 0.81% implied probability of default, on a 40% recovery rate supposed. US 5 Yr CDS is 17.4, reveals a 0.29% implied probability of default. Recent increase in US mostly by the debt ceiling fight. #MintTheCoin hahaha
3. @PredictIt betting market doesn't have a Taiwan specific market, but has 3 China related contracts. Betting on who would be confirmed for next US Ambassador to China, and Pres. Xi's chance of staying as party General Secretary for next 10 years.
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#IndianArmy @LevinaNeythiri @changu311 @rwac48

-A tale of apathy neglect or sheer incompetence
-#Afghanistan been betrayed by #USA or by incompetent leaders
-General Sami Sadat Cdr AFN in #NYTimes:We were trained based on hi tech special reconnaissance units, helos & airstrikes
-Contractors played important role in war against #Taliban
-Contractors started fleeing #Afghanistan after #Biden announced date of withdrawal
-Our air support dried up & ammunition ran out
-By end Jul most of 17k contractors left
-Any tech glitch & air support would be grounded
-Contracters took software & weapons systems
-Removed helicopter missile-defense system
-Access to software to track vehicles, weapons, & personnel disappeared
-Real-time intelligence on targets dried up
-Taliban used snipers & IEDs
-ADF lost aerial & laser-guided weapon capacity
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#THREAD - How A Yogi-fied Uttar Pradesh Breathes A Sigh of Relief!

Let's find out how @myogiadityanath's Uttar Pradesh government with its 'Stealth Approach' stepped up their game to meet #Oxygen demands in the nation's most populated state

#YogiAdityanath #UttarPradesh

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Oxygen, one of the most critical elements for clinical treatment was managed at a war footing by the #UttarPradesh government

Their focus?

The most important metric LOCATION & MOVEMENT of assets to carry as much #oxygen possible with a focus on OPTIMISATION.

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Within 24 hrs, #upgovt activated teams all over #UttarPradesh & sourcing states like Jharkhand, West Bengal & Odisha to intercept trucks carrying #oxygencylinders, deployed an app for download on smartphones & placed it in each truck, w/o disturbing their ongoing route.

3/n
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In addition to the Nishan-e-Imtiaz (Military) or NI(M) that he was awarded when appointed Chief of Air Staff #CAS #Pakistan #AirForce #PAF, ACM Mujahid Anwar Khan has also been conferred the Nishan-e-Imtiaz civil decoration (NI) by the @PresOfPakistan in an investiture ceremony.
ACM Mujahid Anwar Khan has been awarded the Nishan-e-Imtiaz civil decoration by the #President of #Pakistan @PresOfPakistan "in recognition of is dedicated services and for raising the #morale of the people of #Pakistan in Operation #SwiftRetort".

Full citation to follow soon...
"ACM Mujahid Anwar Khan NI(M), #CAS, was commissioned in Dec 1983 as #fighter #pilot in GD(Pilot) branch of #Pakistan #AirForce. During his illustrious career, he commanded a fighter squadron; he held various operational appointments as Base Commander #PAF base Shahbaz ...
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For the first time ever, the Thunderbirds and Blue Angels debut a F-16 Fighting Falcon and F/A-18 Super Hornet flight formation known as the “Super Delta” during a joint training evolution this afternoon over the Imperial Valley.
The formation grew out of a series of joint training opportunities held in 2020 and 2021, and serves as a symbol of the teamwork, discipline, and skill of the men and women of our United States military forces deployed around the globe.
We are humbled to have the opportunity to virtually debut a full flight this Memorial Day weekend during the nation-wide broadcast of the National Memorial Day Parade:
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General Bipin Rawat #CDS visited forward #AirForce bases in #EasternSector & interacted with #IndianArmy, #ITBP & #SFF soldiers deployed at the forward most air maintained post in #DibangValley & #LohitSector of #ArunachalPradesh. (1/3)
#CDS complimented the soldiers for the innovative measures adopted to maintain effective #surveillance and enhanced #operational readiness. He exhorted All Ranks to continue working with same zeal and enthusiasm.(2/3)
#CDS said that only Indian soldiers could remain vigilant under such #challenging situations, ever willing to go well beyond the call of duty to safeguard the borders. Nothing can deter the Indian Armed Forces on remaining steadfast in their call for duty. (3/3)
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How anyone who respects #vets wouldn't crawl thru mud to #VoteBiden is beyond me.

After reading Trump's shameful comments, I Googled the name of the #POW whose name I wore on my wrist for years. What I learned couldn't stand in starker contrast to @realDonaldTrump.
#POW Cpt Lynn Guenther was shot down & spent 14 months in the infamous Hanoi Hilton. He said the experience taught him "the real meaning of tolerance and love - tolerance for those around us and love for the country and world we live in" (link below). nara.getarchive.net/media/former-p…
.@realDonaldTrump You didn't avoid #Vietnam b/c you were a Conscientious Objector. You cooked up a #bonespur because you're a coward & have no commitment to serving others. Here's the #POW whose name I wore on my wrist during the War. nara.getarchive.net/media/former-p…
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Is Ivanka Trump The New Face Of Privilege And Global Suffering, In Places Like The U.S. And India?

article.wn.com/view/2020/08/3…

#IvankaTrump #Trump* #India #UnitedStates #World

"This is not the first time Ivanka Trump has used “cheap stunts” to improve her image and brand. ..
.. She recently pledged to bring justice for #NativeAmerican families afflicted by higher rates of violence, homicide, and human trafficking by opening the nation’s first Indian Affairs task force office dedicated to solving cold cases of missing and murdered American Indians...
... and #Alaska Natives. #NativeAmerican women and tribal leaders however remain skeptical towards her commitment to resolving the root causes of violence against #Indigenous women and providing adequate federal resources. (2) They point to a lack of concern during the last...
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La sulfureuse #Palantir vient de déposer sa demande d'entrée en bourse, (sur le #NYSE), une entrée dans la cote qui va permettre aux détenteurs de parts de faire leur culbute financière. Quelques infos glanées dans cet document [thread] ⬇️
sec.gov/Archives/edgar…
1. Le spécialiste du big data pour la défense et la sécurité perd toujours beaucoup d'argent, 580 millions de dollars pour 2019, pour un chiffre d'affaires de 742 millions de dollars.
2. L'introduction sur la cote, en pleine pandémie, peut sembler osée. Mais depuis le pic bas de mars, les valeurs technologiques américaines sont revenues au plus haut, donc pourquoi pas
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#FollowFriday: I like to talk smack to @JacobHelgestad but he was a legit good boss; from what his staff tells me he's also a semi-competent battalion commander, too.

Maybe if a few more people follow him he'll start writing professional journal articles again.
For those crossing into the blue ( #AirForce ) you should follow @DDLindeman as a Sims master extraordinaire. At least, he tells me he is, and since I don't understand any blue system past TAIS he might as well be right.
And I was gonna bump @terminalyill3st for the cutest baby pics this side of the Avery clan, but I see that Teen Mom is already crushing me in followers so now it looks like pandering.

Whatevs.🤷‍♂️
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Prisoners "...are not paid overtime, cannot organize or go on strike, have no vacations or sick days, never show up late to work, cannot complain, and if they try to protest they can be beaten or tortured in solitary confinement."
By @AlanRMacLeod
mintpressnews.com/private-prison… #prison
The United States #AirForce has a new #recruitment tool: a realistic #drone operator #videogame you can play on its website, the Airman Challenge
by @AlanRMacLeod
mintpressnews.com/us-air-force-v…
"...many firefighters today are not the burly full time professionals of another era, but underpaid convict laborers risking their lives for pennies. Almost 40 percent of California’s firefighters are prisoners."
by @AlanRMacLeod
mintpressnews.com/california-pri…
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#IStandWithColVindman Today Col. Vindman resigned his commission because no one in the @USArmy or the @thejointstaff had the "balls" to stand up to a draft dodger installed by Vladimir Putin. As children we learned to tell the truth because it mattered especially if you came
from a WWI, WWII and Korean War Family of Service if you didn't learn it then you damn well learned it in service. Lt Col Vindman was denied his rightful promotion because he did the right thing. There should be NO vet and I mean NO #Marines #Navy #Army #CoastGuard #AirForce that
stand with this Hitler wannabe, in a few months we have a choice do we end up like Turkey, Poland, Saudi or worse China or Russia. That is what Vladimir Putin is attempting to do with a willing coward who is ignorant, incompetent and a coward.
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All those who think #PLA is a sovereign force of #China🇨🇳 are wrong. #PLA is not the member of the sovereign state of #China but an armed component of #CCP #Mafia.
Founded in 1927, more than 2 decade before the founding of People's Republic of #China 🇨🇳, #PLA came into existence before the state.
#China's 🇨🇳 Ministry of National Defense which is a state organ does not exercise command control over the #PLA. It only serves as a liaison between the #PLA and foreign militaries. Command and control of #PLA is exercised by the #CCP's #CentralMilitaryCommission.
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"Prelim. reports..indicated..the [#Indian] soldiers had not been shot, but had been killed in a brawl involving rocks & wooden clubs that was similar to fights that broke out last month along the border & seriously injured several soldiers on both sides."

nytimes.com/2020/06/16/wor…
"A senior #Indian #Army officer said that >20 Indian #soldiers had also been #captured & many might still be in #Chinese custody.

nytimes.com/2020/06/16/wor…

India seemed caught off guard by the new burst of violence, which the 2 sides blamed on each other."

#Ladakh
#GalwanValley
"The spark for the recent tensions seemed to have been a road to a remote #AirForce #base that the #Indian #Army is building through mountain passes in the #GalwanValley >14,000 feet above sea level"
nytimes.com/2020/06/16/wor…

#India
#China
#border
#tension
#incident
#clash
#Ladakh
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