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    Anonymous

    hi Shiv, may be the Admiral read about that from your blog.

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    Shiv Aroor

    anon: haha, that would be something wouldn’t it. but still, the internet cannot be trusted!

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    Anonymous

    Admiral sahib, zindabad!

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    Anonymous

    I dont think Admiral Mehta is the first Admiral to have commented about the secret ATV project. In fact it was Admiral Vishnu Bhagwat who said it on NDTV first (he had also commented on how Russia was hiking up the price for an old bath tub) and did get fired from his position a short while later.

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    Anonymous

    he got fired for going against fernandes love for burmese rebels

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    Abhiman

    Mr. Aroor, it may be unclear why the Admiral has labelled the ATV as only a “Technology Demonstrator”. After 25 years in development, it would anyway not be “prudent” to designate it so, leaving aside the fact that work on mass production is likely to begin on the version that is to be released 2 years hence.

    Admiral Mehta’s acknowledgment of the ATV in public may only be “resigning” to the fact that it is already public knowledge or an “open secret”, and thus official denial would no longer be practical. It may however be hoped that the ATV is given all the necessary clearnces soon after being launched in 2009, so that it does not remain a so-called ‘technology demonstrator’.

    Thank you.

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