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25 Comments on "‘Time To Go, Ram’: When An Indian Air Marshal Punched Out Of A Mirage 2000"

Ravindra
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2 years 1 month ago

Very inspiring! Proud to have such brave men in uniform. Jai Hind!

Anonymous
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Anonymous
2 years 1 month ago

Wow! What brave men our nation is blessed with!

Anonymous
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Anonymous
2 years 1 month ago

Great story…..sorry our brave pilots have to fly these junk planes. I wish we had the same men in hal, drdo and bureaucracy.

Nalin Sehgal
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Nalin Sehgal
2 years 1 month ago

A dire emergency very well handled. Well done Ram. Well done Anil!

Anonymous
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Anonymous
2 years 1 month ago

I am told that South indians make better fighter pilots than the north indians….the north guys usually fly transport planes and helos.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
2 years 1 month ago

Shiv Aroor. Please remove this comment. Not true. Racist nonsense.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
2 years 1 month ago

That is the problem with the indians….why do you need heroes in the first place, if the ground duty staff, the HAL and drdo guys did their job well these brave pilots need not lose their lives. One sukhoi-30 pilot died because his parachute harness broke because it was not shielded from sun and he fell to his death….india does not deserve to use such high-tech planes. Better fly jags and m2000 and mig21s

Anonymous
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Anonymous
2 years 1 month ago

Yay!
Love Indian Air Force. Respect for our officer.
God bless our fighters. They are simply awesome and best of the best.
Jai Hind!

Kishore
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Kishore
2 years 1 month ago

Let's hope a Mirage-2000 doesn't crash now to add to the irony after the last post and the subsequent Su-30 crash.

Just kidding…

Mahesh
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2 years 1 month ago
I am little perplexed by your recent articles glorifying the pilots who crashed valuable assets of Airforce . Expecially shocked when i read about the article where you featured a pilot who crash landed twice . When you recount their horrors or difficuilt times with accounts of supposedly malfunctioning equipment , one you are accidentely glorifying a bad instance as crashing a jet by mistake or not is not a very happy moment for our nation but a reminder of a dull combination of poor pilot training , man errors ,faulty maintenance and accident malfunction and is no way this… Read more »
Ram Bharadwaj
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Ram Bharadwaj
2 years 1 month ago

As far as I remember, at the time of this incident we lost 1 more Mirage 2000 Trainer.

Did the IAF order any replacements for the loss of these 2 jets????

Cheera
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Cheera
2 years 1 month ago

Salute The Hero

Abhiman
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Abhiman
2 years 1 month ago

Wonder what Mr. Chopra has to say about the rotting Migs in the IAF, and the lives they've snuffed out.

And what does he have to say about the Tejas ? Surely, its induction will REDUCE accidents significantly, won't it ?

Anonymous
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Anonymous
2 years 1 month ago

Let me tell you, in an actual event of war a mig-21 Bis and perhaps a retired (from attack role) Canberra or Hawker Hunter will play as much important role as these sukhois and m2000.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
2 years 1 month ago

Why does Pakistan which files similar old jets and now some Chinese jets do not have astounding crash rate as IAF.
Chinese who make their own jets are also able to maintain them better
it is time to back LCA

Anonymous
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Anonymous
2 years 1 month ago

No oneupmanship….unfortunately india does not have such high-quality men in bureaucracy and research establishment.

manjunath s
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2 years 1 month ago

THANKS TO MARTIN BAKER EJECTION SEAT…..

Anonymous
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Anonymous
2 years 1 month ago

Inspiration and Idiolism – Leaders like this – Nice to read abut them.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
2 years 1 month ago

In the last photo with the villager, the Air Marshall is wearing his aviator sunglasses at what seems like an evening or night setting! Funny 🙂 Our fighter pilots love to adopt western notion of fashion even when it looks absurdly unfashionable on them. I would suggest our fighters to create new fashion statements which suit our complexion and conditions and definitely try new styles of sunglasses, the aviators look obsolete.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
2 years 1 month ago

I have seen both these pilots…..they are one of the best and most professional fighter pilots we can ever have …… proud of u sir.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
2 years 1 month ago

anon@ 10:13
The windows to the top right show its day time!…. :-p

Unknown
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2 years 1 month ago

I think the Defence Ministry should seek an explanation from the Air HQ about this accident.Just because you are the Commodore Commandant of the said squadron and an Air Marshal,doesn't mean that you can go on having joy-rides in frontline fighters and that is precisely what it was!It would have been acceptable, had it been the DG,Safety&Maintenance flying. This is tax-payers money.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
2 years 1 month ago

I am curious – this is the second story in which I've read the pilots call in their base about their ejection. Do the planes or seats not have any beacons (i.e. ELTs) to alert the concerned authorities regarding an ejection/crash?

Balwant Gurunay aka Guru Gurunay
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Truly proud of a great great officer and a great General. Bravo. Read it world by world 3 times. An amazing story of courage conviction and quick decision making, not giving up ever and making positive efforts till the very last. If you allow I'll make it a case study for my training modules. I would also like to answer a comment by an unknown author who has termed it as a joy ride, This is to inform you Mr Unknown that officers of this seniority and caliber do not sit in a fuckin junk box of a plane like… Read more »
Rakesh
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Rakesh
1 year 26 days ago
Mr. Balwant Gurunay aka Guru There is nothing to feel proud in this case . Don't fortify the notion that every person flying these machines(specially Mirages) knows his game well.what was the outcome of court of inquiry…? never made public …! and there are all the reasons to believe the credibility of any such COI report. We are flying some thing for which we are capable of ,but these things should never be taken lightly. We have some of the best and the brave pilots for whom we are proud of, but these incidents undermines the image and credibility of… Read more »
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