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  1. 1

    Anonymous

    ya really beautifull. Its so sad to know these incidents happen.

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  2. 2

    Vin

    Is really An-32's beautiful?? I felt it is one of the ugliest looking aircraft ever built..

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    ABHINABA

    Shiv, is IAF thinking about replacement for AN-32?

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  4. 4

    Anonymous

    some villagers have reported mid air explosion,has it been shot down by chinese stinger clones?

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    Anonymous

    chunnu munnu the do bhai, rasgulle pe hui ladai,
    Chunnu bola mein khaoonga, munnu bola kabhi na doonga,
    jhagda sunke mummy aayi, donon ke ek chapak lagayi,
    aadha le tu, munnu beta, aadha le tu chuunu beta,
    aisa jhagda kabhi na karna, donon milkar
    prem se rehna.

    Cheeni Sharma
    c/o56 APO

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    George

    Hey Shiv.. dumb Q.. but arent planes advanced to see stationary obstacles on radar?? isnt technology advanced to blind fly? esp in the military area??

    and great reporting in SL.. ur a brave man!! the pics spk volumes.. though i hv yet to see u on TV. .as i rarely watch TV! 🙂

    cheers! George

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    Anonymous

    to ABHINABA

    is IAF thinking about replacement for AN-32?
    ——————————
    u already know about iaf looking for peplacement of these that is IL214

    and these an32 are merely 20 year old
    and these will be flown till 2030

    furthermore there is BE200 available which is good for all IAF,ARMY,NAVY as it can land/take off on water/land and carry respectful load

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    the terminator

    Nothing beautiful about the AN-32. A good workhorse but beyond that it is obsolete enough to be relegated to the many museums in the country.

    It is time that the IAF modernises its transport fleet with newer and better aircraft.

    Stop accepting Ruski aircraft as the best because of price because even that is not stable anymore what with the Ruski bear being too greedy to milk the Indians as much as possible.

    Their idea of trade seems to be to offer a low or moderate price to clinch a deal but only to demand 2 or 3 times the original price once the deal is signed.

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    Anonymous

    blog gone dead …beap…beap…beap…………………….

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    troll singh

    no sight more beautiful than an AN-32 for sore eyes in ladakh, or bhuj.

    quite obvious the critics have not been in either place.

    simply love the old bird.

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    troll singh

    even if i have had to sit knee to chest to a crateful of freshly slaughtered chicken, or eggs, debating the fates which put me in such situations, on my way to yet another spell in HAA. Thoise, here we come. and the sudden gasp as the cabin depressurises after landing, and the astringent, mildly bitter smell/taste of burnt kerosene, aka ATF . . .

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