Monday, May 28, 2012

PHOTOS: IAF C-130J Lands At Car Nicobar Base

IAF Statement: In yet another accomplishment, the C-130J super Hercules aircraft touched down at Air Force Station, Car Nicobar on 28 May 2012 on its maiden flight to the island airbase.  After almost 6 hours flight from AF Stn Hindan, Group Captain Tejbir Singh, Commanding Officer of the Hercules Squadron accomplished the task of landing at Car Nicobar Air base.  The crew was received by the Chief Operations Officer Wing Commander Sanjay M Nijai. The staff from HQ Andaman & Nicobar Command, Air Commodore TK Sinha were also present on the occasion. For some, it was just yet another landing, infact it marked a big leap for the Indian Air Force in projecting its strategic reach even at this remote and far-flung island base of the Indian Air Force. C – 130 J is one of the latest warbird with state of art avionics and defensive suites. This aircraft has the ability to execute special operations which shall involve not only the Air Force elements but also Army and Naval forces to achieve the assigned task by displaying a great synergy between them. This also show cases our ability and operational infrastructure to induct variety of forces & technology. This endorses the vision of our planners to induct this magnificent machine into tech – savvy Indian Air Force. It is indeed a proud and historic moment which will go down the annals of Indian Air Force's only island base rightfully known as 'Commendable Carnic'.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Idhar Udhar Flay kar ke kharab mat karo

Sepcial Operation ke liya hai.

Anonymous said...

Hindan ?

Anonymous said...

I stand corrected. guess its also known as hindan.

Anonymous said...

India needs two full squadrons of the C-130Js, not 12 but 36 of these versatile birds for tactical operations - one squadron stationed at Hindon & another squadron in Panagarh.

Anonymous said...

In MRMR competition the navy should definitely go for sea hercules.

DJ said...

for everyone who support buying eastern european junk from russia and ukraine....must watch bbc documentary called Panorama Stadiums of Hate. Beating, abuse of Indians is rampant there. Racism is out of control. Why gift hard earned money to those...

Anonymous said...

Shiv, its surprising!!!!!!!!!
No news on Akash Missile test.
That's unbievable...

I used to expect all the defence related headlines on live fist.

Nishant

Anonymous said...

Can someone explain what is so special about landing in another airbase. Maybe some joker needs to be promoted, so this 'achievement' has to be highlighted.

Anonymous said...

is this such a big deal....an IAF aircrfat landing at an IAF base in a Tri-Services command thats been operational for years???

Anandeep Pannu said...

Shiv,
Another Lockheed product, the Super Constellation used to land at Carnicobar regularly. They did a "Carnicobar courier" in the 60s an 70s.
My father did a lot of those - I remember him getting a lot of coconuts from Carnic!

Anandeep

Anandeep Pannu said...

Shiv,
This is not the first Lockheed product in IAF hands to land in Carnicobar. Lockheed Super Constellations of 6 Squadron IAF used to land here all the time. In fact they ran the Carnicobar courier service.
My father flew quite a few of these.

Anandeep