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Folks, today marks four years since the IN Sea Harriers flew their last sortie. Let me share some clicks of the venerable 'Jump Jet'

Photo: An IN Sea Harrier takes off from HMS Illustrious during Ex Konkan 06 off the coast of Goa, 23 May 2006
An IN Sea Harrier and an IAF Mirage 2000H flying together.
Photo from the book 'Fly Navy'.
Photo credits Rowland White and Akash Marathe.
A Harrier by the sunset!
A Beautiful Profile!
Harriers lined up onboard the Viraat!
All at Sea!
Ready to touch the skies!
Limbering Up!
Hanging on for a ride on the high seas!
A Harrier escorting the Vikramaditya during its homecoming journey!
In the same vein, an IN SeaHawk welcomes the first IN Harriers, an aircraft that would see the SeaHawk itself fly into the sunset!
Poignant indeed
A picture that tells a whole story.
Sea Harrier on final flight as Vikramaditya, laden with MiG-29Ks, sails into view!
A rare pic - A Harrier coming in to land on the Viraat!
An IN Harrier returns to the mother ship!
A tight starboard turn with the birds hanging on!
The Harrier and the Viraat - Made for Each Other!
The Harrier was one hell of a bird .. too bad it couldn't carry on any longer.
Still missed ..
Somewhere deep inside the innards of the Viraat - 'DIPLOMACY' afloat in the seas around!
Harriers aboard the Viraat - Majestic!
Almost there!
Off to the skies!
Two awesome riders with their mount!
Getting ready!
Retirement of the Sea Harrier - one last flight, into the sunset, escorted by the next generation!
The last taxi of the IN Harrier ..
#Poignant ..
Viraat and the Sea Harrier, as they sail into history while the Vikramaditya is put through its paces.
The end of an era and dawn of a new one..
Glory days of Indian Naval 'Diplomacy'!
Simply too many awesome flying machines and their mothership in one awesome frame!
Harriers look on as the Sea Kings put on a show for them!
A twin seater IN Mk60 Sea Harrier, caught flying over terra firma for a change!
The R-22 INS Viraat and her Harriers initiate the R-33 INS Vikramaditya to the world of the Indian Navy in the Arabian Sea!
When we ruled the waves - The Viraat and her Sea Harriers!
Mother ship lined up facing the wind, the Harrier taxies out for a take-off run!
Harriers in a ceremonial line-up as part of the 50th anniversary of the Mothership!
Coming out of 'slumber', ready to take to the skies!
The Harriers and the Viraat on one of their last few trips on the high seas, initiating the next generation into their hunting grounds!
Headed back to Mother Earth!
A Harrier shows the Vikramaditya how it's done!
Mothership sailing into the wind, a Harrier awaits final clearance to jump off!
In their element!
Harriers in the middle of a Mid Air 'Snacking'!
A Harrier touches down at the mother base in Goa!
The tricolour flew proudly with this mean machine to guard its interests for nearly one quarter of a century!
Terra Firma beckons!
The Harrier in its element!
Admiral Arun Prakash @arunp2810 , former Chief of Naval Staff, in the Harrier cockpit back in 1983 when he was the CO of INAS 300 White Tigers!
A Harrier awaits its turn to reach for the skies!
Basking in shade of the mean bird!
Photo copyright - Air Art Photography
THIS is what made the Harrier 'Jump Jet' one of its kind - Going Vertical!
A beautiful artistic tribute to the Harriers by 'Bromley'!
A close-up of the famed White Tigers that ruled the Indian Ocean with panache!
White Tigers surveying their blue jungle some years ago!
There are TWO Harriers in this awesome frame!
The 'Jump Jet' Jumping Off from the Mothership!
Back home!
Four riders and their mounts .. all set for taking to the great blue skies!
A little bit of 'grooming' on the high seas never hurt anyone!
Just posing!
Beautiful memories of an era gone by ..
Harriers onboard the Viraat - prowling the deeps surrounding the motherland!
Harriers making space for their rotary winged cousins for a change!
All aboard!
One of my favourite clicks of the Viraat and her Harriers!
Ceremonial Swag!
Yet another classic pic of the double seater White Tiger!
Glorious indeed!
Headed back to terra firma in Goa!
All at sea!
Cold War formation!!
American being protected by a Russian with British marking flank .. all in Indian Navy Colours!
The Harriers and the Viraat show the ways of their world to the MiG 29s and the Vikramaditya!
A befitting honour for the old, faithful workhorse - A First Day Cover commemorating the Harrier!
Yet another excellent piece of art!
Glory Days - when the Vikrant and the Viraat sailed the high seas together!
This pic is from 1990
THIS is what made the Harrier so unique - ability to go vertical, in style!
Proud warriors and their faithful mounts!
A Harrier heads back to Mother Ship even as another one keeps a watchful eye, with a third one lining up in the far distance!
The Underbelly!
The Harrier and the IL-38 : Two faithful workhorses
Vertical Engine Exhaust - Newton's Third Law in all its glory!
This is probably the last pic of the iconic Harrier 'Jump Jet' of the Indian Navy on my hard disk. Will add more in case I come across any.
Truly the end of an era.
Photo: First ever landing of a Harrier on the Vikrant by Commander Arun Prakash @arunp2810
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