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Rocket sirens sounding in souther #Israel.
IDF investigating.

Palestinian media stating rockets were launched.
Reports of at least one Iron Dome interception.
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Debunking Fantasy created around MM Alam

PAF Squadron Leader MM Alam (11 Sqn) is claimed by Pakistan to be only Ace of the continent who shot down five IAF Hunters over Sargodha in a matter of minutes four of which he shot down in a mere thirty seconds.

But there are problems
On 7 Sep, 1965 #IAF conducted six daring strikes against PAF stronghold Sargodha. The mission ended into a success with a heavy blow to PAF which they couldn't recover in that war. IAF lost five aircrafts but Pakistan claimed 10 and tried to fantacise as a deceive victory.
The strike packages were consisted of Hunters and Mystere. It was Strike no 4 (Hunters, Squadron 7) which PAF claim MM Alam got his golden chance.
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So Sunday Special , here is the thread one of our friends asked for.
Current and near future helicopters of Indian Armed Forces.
#IndianArmy #IAF #IndianNavy
Pic courtesies to their owners

ALH Dhruv
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Thread - BVRAAM of #IAF- future

Astra Mk 1: 110 km
Astra Mk 2: 160 km
SFDR: 340 km
BrahMos AAM:400-500 km
CCM: 40 km
India recently ordered (range according to Rosobornexport )

R-27R1: 75 km
R-27ER1: 100 km
R-27T1: 80 km
R-27ET1: 80 km
R-73E (SVV-AE): 30 km
R-77 (RVV-AE): 80 km

India has recently tested (Sputnik report)

RVV-MD: 40 km
RVV-SD: 110 km
RVV-BD: 280 km (range by Degael)
MBDA Meteor
Range- 150 km
NEZ- 60 km
This is exclusively for Rafale
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The CAS ACM RKS Bhadauria launched a mobile application 'My IAF' at Air HQs (VB) on 24 Aug as part of Digital India initiative.
App developed in association with Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) provides career related information & details for joining #IAF.
The user friendly format of the app serves as a single digital platform interfacing the users with the details of selection procedure, training curriculum, pay & perks etc for both officers & airmen in #IAF.
The app is available in Google play store, is linked to IAF social media platforms and also provides glimpses into the history and stories of valour in the IAF.
To download visit:…
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Air Commodore Hilal Ahmad Rather, #IndianAirForce is a resident of Bakshi Abad #Anantnag #Kashmir & is an Alumni of Sainik School Nagrota #Jammu

He was commissioned in the #IndianAirForce as a #Pilot in the flying branch on 17 December 1988.
He has more than 3000 hours of accident-free flying on MiG-21s, Mirage-2000 & Kiran aircraft. He is a #Fighter Combat Leader & qualified Flying Instructor. He has commanded a Mirage-2000 Squadron & also a front-line Air Force Base. He graduated from Air War College in #USA ..
..with academic distinction. Air Commodore HA Rather joined as Ops lA, Western Air Command (WAC) on 15 JuIy 2013. With dogged determination, he systematically went about addressing the weak aspects of aircrew #training & diligently monitored the achievement of the set targets.
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#BREAKING: Al-Saqr (Falcon) Military Base of #IRGC backed #PMU (Hashd Al-Shaabi) in south of #Baghdad was targeted by four air-to-surface missiles. It is not clear who targeted the base, but it can be #USAF. Lots of secondary explosions are reported due to explosion of ammunition
Lots of secondary explosions is reported. Not clear how many #PMU militia members are killed or injured due to these massive explosions. Hashd Al-Shaabi is talking about mishandled weapons but locals are claiming it was a missile strike at the base.
Another video shows smoke plum over the Al-Saqr (Falcon) Mlitary Base of #IRGC backed #PMU in south of #Baghdad.
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२१ वर्षांपूर्वी, २६ जुलै १९९९ रोजी भारताने पाकिस्तानी सैन्याने बळकावलेले अखेरचे भारतीय ठाणे पुन्हा काबीज केले #कारगिल युद्ध जिंकले. #कारगिल_विजय_दिवस त्याची थोडक्यात माहिती #Thread
@aparanjape @Girbane @yashodhanpanse #म @adgpi @MandarDiwakar @snigdhaman
हिवाळ्यात #कारगिल परिसर राहण्यासाठी अत्यंत प्रतिकूल होत असल्याने दोन्ही देशांचे सैनिक हिवाळ्यात खाली सुरक्षित जागी परतत. व उन्हाळ्यात पुन्हा आपल्या जागी येत. असा करार नसला तरी दोन्ही लष्करांनी ही बाब मान्य केली होती. मात्र, पाकिस्तानने त्याचा भंग केला.
काश्मीरला लडाखशी जोडणाऱ्या या एकमेव रस्त्यावर ताबा मिळविण्याचा पाकिस्तानचा उद्देश होता. ती सामरिकदृष्ट्या मोठी आघाडी ठरली असती. त्यासाठीच पाक लष्कराचे तत्कालिन प्रमुख जनरल #मुशर्रफ यांनी सुमारे ५० हजार सैनिक घुसखोरांच्या वेषात भारतीय हद्दीत धाडले
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#IAF's Commanders' Conference concluded today. Op preparedness & strategies for the prevailing security scenario across the entire spectrum were discussed. IAF's roadmap for the next decade was deliberated upon & the CAS articulated 'Vision 2030' for the IAF. 1/5

CDS Gen Bipin Rawat, CNS Adm Karambir Singh, & COAS Gen MM Naravane addressed the conference & interacted with Commanders on matters of jointness and integrated war fighting. The CAS stated that it is important to recognise emerging threats in a rapidly changing world. 2/5
The CAS emphasised the need for rapid capacity building & enhanced employability of Air Power.He highlighted the inherent tech advantage of Air Force and underlined the pivotal role indigenisation would play in the development of niche tech & capacity building.3/5
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Initial unconfirmed reports of an explosion in #Damascus, #Syria
#SAA Air Defense active over #Damascus, #Syria
Air activity over Northern #Israel is still rather intense. Wonder if we are about to see a second round?
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Dassault #Rafale will join #IndianAirforce at the end of this month,Ambala AFB on the side of #Pakistan border. How does this change equation for #PAF? Modern aerial warfare is not limited to
platform🆚platform but
“Set of systems of a system 🆚 Set of systems of a system”🧵👇 ImageImage
First of all this isn’t new for #IAF & their defence circle to start singing bhajans of new god. It has happened before
“Su-30MKI Flankers with it's 400km range, "Mini-AWAC," incorporating Western Avionics such as the french SAGEM GPS & the israeli EL/M-8222 EW Suite.” Ring a 🔔 Image
So adversary had an edge for more than decade which they lost it but didn’t realise till last year. #Flanker & #Fulcrum are still the main headaches for PAF as they’re in numbers flying from different bases with potent specs/missiles & more importantly experienced pilots & legacy
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How many #MiG-21 fighters did #India destroy? A few days ago #IAF demanded 33 more fighter jets from #Russia including 22 #MiG-21 & 11 #Sukhoi aircraft

Details of India's destroyed MiG-21

1963 =2
1965 =4
1966 =1
1968 =3
1969 =2
1970 =5
1971 =11
1972 =8
1973 = 5
1974 = 4
1975 = 5
1976 = 5
1977 = 2
1978 = 2
1979 = 6
1980 = 3
1981 = 3
1982 = 8
1983 = 2
1984 = 1
1985 = 5
1986 = 8
1987 =5
1988 =13
1989 =9
1990 =6
1991 =8
1992 =7
1993 =7
1994 =12
1995 =3
1996 =8
1997 =6
1998 =9
1999 =16
2000 =9
2001 =12
2002 =12
2003 =4
2004 =2
2005 =4
2006 =3
2007 =2
2008 =4
2009 =3
2010 =2
2011 =7
2012 =1
2013 =2
2014 =3
2015 =2
2016 =2
2018 =2
2019 =3
This brings the total to 283.That is #India caused the destruction of 283
#IAF #IndianArmy #IndianAirForce
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The Legend Of Air Marshal Arjan Singh. A Thread.
Singh was born on 15 April 1919 in Lyallpur a town in the Panjab Province of British India into a sikh family. Arjan Singh’s father served as Risaldar, his grandfather served as Risaldar too and his great grandfather served as
Naib Risaldar. So it was in the blood line to be on the frontline for Nation. Their allegiance lies to British India and Arjan Singh’s too upto partition but that’s what Sikhi teaches us, to be loyal to motherland irrespective of who is governing you. They were all sons of India.
World War-2
Arjan Singh was commissioned as a Pilot Officer in December 1939, after topping the Empire Pilot training course among his batch of Indian Cadets. He joined No. 1 Squadron which was then stationed at Air Force Station Kohat in the North-West Frontier Province & flew
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#RSS Missile Crisis
#India New Cold war trajectory horrible thn #Cuban,pandemic crisis
Vertical dimension:Indo-Pak,the #US #Russian #Chinese strategic allies locked in volatile confrontation under nuke overhang;A flare up2 encompass entire world US #China intrsts 8 risk
#RSS Missile Crisis:
#Indian Ballistic Missile Launch Site
Asthal Colony Daryapur Rd #Delhi
#IndianArmy VLF Com station Nangloi #NewDelhi
#IAF AfNet MB tactical SATCOM terminal,Ranhola #Delhi
IAF Bani camp Radar Com site,Neelwal #NewDelhi
Abrogation of #Article370 #Kashmir 2/n
#RSS Missile Crisis:
#Indian Ballistic Missile Launch Site Bamrauli #Haryana , #UP
Launch pads, TEL-MEL mobility facility, Missile storage,

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The then DG ISPR Gen Ghafoor himself claimed that #Pakistan hadn't use F-16 against #IAF. Here a part from his speech where he can be heard saying so.
Later Pakistan accepted F-16s were used in aggression against India
#Pakistan F-16 fired AIM-120C-5 (which were defeated) but due to fear of reaction of #US on violation of use of them, didn't accept use of F-16.
But India submitted proof by showing the debris .
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On the anniversary of #27FebSupriseDay when #PAF conducted a daring counter attack on #India with #OpSwiftRetort bombing them, shooting 2 #IAF jets & capturing #Abhinandan.

Let’s look at a hidden weapon of #PAF:
Saab 2000 Erieye AEW&C Aircraft

#Indians were extremely scared of this weapon being in the use of a highly professional #PAF & desperately protested with Sweden not to sell.

But #Sweden still sold 6 of SAAB-2000 Airborne Early Warning Control Aircrafts to #Pakistan, 5 with AEW&C systems & 1 as transport.

#Pakistan became 1st customer in the world, with option to purchase 6 S-2000 aircraft with ERIEYE AEW&C, but due to #Kashmir earthquake we reduced order to 4.

When #PAF inducted 4 S-2000s ERIEYE AEW&Cs in 2009, #India sponsored #TTP terrorists to attack #Kamra Base in 2012.

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1 :

EL/W 2090 Phalcon on Il-76 A-50EI
360° coverage, range 400-500 km

Three in services, two more will be acquired Image

2 :

Based in A-330

Initially two will be ordered, later six more will likely to be inducted. Image

3 :

NETRA , based on ERJ-145i
240° coverage

Two are in services Image
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Air Chiefs of 21 nations were present at #PearlHarbor during shooting. Why only #IAF Chief presence is being highlighted? Its a close shave for all 21 Air Chiefs attenting Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium 2019.
Air Chiefs and leadership from across the Indo-Pacific gathered for the 2019 Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium at Pacific Air Forces Headquarters, Pearl Harbor Dec. 3 to 6, jointly hosted by Gen. David Goldfein, U.S. Air Force chief of staff, and Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., PACAF commander.
Lydia Robertson, a US Navy official, has given a statement that the #PearlHarborShooting incident happened at a maintenance area for #Nuclear submarines.
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*Martyr of Burejal*
During 2012-14, Swike, a turquoise lake in Potohar wilderness, was one favorite outing of ours
After a tiring Trek n Swim session our dining retreat was a modest truck driver hotel Jhal Chakkiyan Ki Daal, serving the delicacy of the same name
Beside our hotel was a signboard
Major Shahnawaz Shaheed, Sitara e Jurrat
8 Baloch Abbasia
Hero of Burejal
First Shaheed of #SeptemberWar (now this is incorrect)
but the officer definitely was among the leading elements of Operation GRAND SLAM crossing start line at 0500 on Sep1
8 Baloch & 13 Lancers were part of Brigade Attack on Chhamb
They initially met the southern screen positions at Burejal manned by J&K Militia and cleared it
Major Shahnawaz commanding a company of 8 Baloch earned Sitara e Jurrat on his battle heroics
The officer fell to MG fire
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Few days ago, I published a thread about the Iranian regime's intention to activate the #Golan front as a next step after the attacks in the #UAE, Saudi Arabia and the US Embassy in #Baghdad.1/8
#Israel #Iran #USA #KSA #IDF #IRGC
In a dangerous move, two heavy artillery shells were fired from inside #Syria towards #Hermon mountain in north Israel.2/8
#Israel #Iran #USA #KSA #IDF #IRGC
In response to this escalation, #IAF warplanes and #IDF artillery targeted five sites belonging to the #Assad regime and its Iranian allies.3/8
#Israel #Iran #USA #KSA #IDF #IRGC #Syria
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When will the Syrian people be able to live in peace? Syria 8 years of invasion, suffering, torture, deaths, biggest refugee crisis, destruction, wasn’t enough for you, US-led Coalition?

#Síria #USLedCoalition #USWarCrimes #WarCrimes #USCrimesAgainstHumanity
#USTerrorism #Terror
Explosions heard around #Aleppo international airport

Breaking: Several 'enemy airstrikes' target the Syrian military in northern Aleppo
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After almost 5 years of fight, #ISIS "caliphate" has been eliminated from de map. Many actors have contributed in the liberation of an 300000 Km^2 zone between Syria & Irak : (1) Image
- #ISF / #PMU : 150214 km^2 (52 %) [#Coalition & #IAF]
- #SAA : 81950 Km^2 (28 %) [#RuAF, #IRGC & #PMU]
- #SDF : 44054 Km^2 (15 %) [#Coalition]
- #FSA /#TFSA : 8866 Km^2 (3,2 %) [#Coalition & #TSK]
- #KF : 4687 Km^2 (1,6 %) [#Coalition]
- #LAF : 350 Km^2 (0,2 %) [#RuAF & #LAF]
With the end of #ISIS "caliphate" the terrorist fight enter in a new phase in #Syria.
After loose control of the villages & towns militants will increase their presence as sleeper cells around the country as we see in #Irak. Nowadays many areas still have #ISIS presence: (3)
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44 பேரின் உயிரை குடித்த ஒரு சம்பவத்துக்கு இந்தியா பதிலடி குடுத்திருக்குது.

ஒரு இந்தியனா #IAF ன் சாதுரியத்தை, துல்லிய தாக்குதலை நினைத்து எனக்கு பெருமையே.

ஆனா தனிப்பட்ட மனுஷனா இதை பெருமையா நினைக்கல. என் குடும்பத்தில் ஒருத்தரை அநியாயமா கொலை செஞ்சவங்கள பழிதீர்த்த வெறிதான் கொஞ்சம்
அடங்கிருக்கு. அந்த மசூத் அசார் இறந்துட்டான்னு வரும் செய்தி தான் எனக்கு இன்னும் கொஞ்சம் சந்தோசத்தை தரும்.

ஆனா அதைவிட வேதனை ரொம்ப அதிகமாயிருக்கு. மோடி எனக்கு புடிக்கும், ஒரு அரசியல்வாதியா.

ஆனா அதே நேரம் இந்த தாக்குதல் மன்மோகன் சிங் ஆட்சியில நடந்திருந்தாலும் நான் இதே கௌரவம்
இதே பெருமை, இதே சந்தோசம் அடைஞ்சிருப்பேன். ஏன்னா நான் முதல்ல இந்தியன், அப்புறம் தான் ஹிந்து, தமிழன், இந்த மாவட்டதுக்காரன், இந்த ஜாதிக்காரன், இந்த அரசியல்கட்சி சார்பாளன் எல்லாம்.

இப்படி ஒரு தாக்குதல் நடக்கவே இல்லே, போற போக்குல ரெண்டு குண்டு கீழே விழுந்திருச்சுன்னு பாகிஸ்தான்
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PM Modi holds high-level security meeting amid reports India carried out strikes on terror camp across LoC

Special coverage on and NDTV 24x7

#IAF #IndianAirForce
India carried out pre-dawn air strikes on terror camps across the LoC on Tuesday, according to reports

Read here:

#IAF #IndianAirForce
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