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    Anonymous

    this is a good step forward. however much more needs to be done

    India should procure atleast another 100 sukhoi-30MKIs on a fast track basis from russia apart from the 280 originally planned. by 2020 india needs atleast 20-squadrons of MKIs, & i mean atleast 20 squadrons, if not more.

    also another thing that can be done is to base the 16 MiG-29Ks on the car nicobar till the aircraft carrier arrives, on this i propose that india should immediately order another batch of advanced MiG-29Ks ( atleast another 38 ) & make use of the car nicobar island as an stationary air-craft carrier

    what say guys ????

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    Anonymous

    Hi Shiv!
    nice article but can't enlarge the pic; can you do the necessary?
    Thanks!

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  3. 3

    Anonymous

    nice move…the govt seems to be waking up now….

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  4. 4

    Nitish

    Just after about a month of the joint command being formed, two IAF jaguars roared in the skies of port blair on Nov 1 2001. i and my schoolmates still cherish the moments of witnessing that from the school bus stand(which was next to the airport).

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    Anonymous

    The UPA seems to have not put a wrong step forward in the defence arena! Surprising, but true! A K Anthony's doing a good job. I know many will harp and cringe about the 6th pay commission fracas, but still..

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    NJS

    A&N island is like boon for india to detect in coming threat from china sea , we need to have bhramos ship attack missile with air defense equipments. The modified ver of su-30 is capable to carry bhramos air version in ship attack . Due to china has naval base at coco island we need to have submarine fleet with ASW ships in this island . India need to create new three force base in Vietnam. Su-30 has become back bone to india IAF , so we need to increase more on purchase this kind of jets.

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    Anonymous

    If we think that just by stationing a few Sukohis we will be able to deter Chinese aggression in that region then we are wrong.Military hardware alone will not deter an enemy without we having the courage to stand up and fight for what rightfully belongs o us.The conduct of the Indian leadership towards Chinese provocations(border intrusions,claims on Arunachaletc)proves otherwise.In all probability if the Chinese were to extend their agressive moves to the Andamans the Indian leadership will simply give in to them.

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    Anonymous

    Andaman & Nicobar provides us a natural Aircraft carrier in the Bay of Bengal. It is only natural that we exploit this facility and build a number of forward bases across these islands.

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    Anonymous

    The IAF is to order 50 more SU-30MKI's this will take its strength to 280. the SU-35 ( 20 aircraft)would also be formally
    offered to India. then an MMRCA may not be a twin engined fighter gripen or f-16 ?????

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    NJS

    As per my opinion U-214 is better than Amur 1650 / french sub's . U-212 is superior than u-214. these u class has greater depth in diving range , but india may select amur sub , because russian sub's may be modified to fix bhramos. Pakistan is trying to get U214 from germany in short period, i think india will take another 2-4 years for selecting itself .
    India has highly shortage in long range bombers like Tu M3 backfire/ Tu160. Russa/Ukraine has the large numbers in inventory , india should try to get long range bomber , which is very important for longe range nuclear strikes / ship strike /striking Aircraft carrier's . Long range bombers with air superiority Su30 mki combination will give greater strike effect on enemy soil, so india need to get it in large nos…

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  11. 11

    Anonymous

    Military build up of any form is the last thing that we should seek in the A&N. Create all the necessary infrastructure and the logistics chain. Hardware can always move in at short notice. What the islands need are excellent surveillance assets in the form of LRMP a/c, UAVs,Dorniers, gapless radar chain,locally based AN32, Mi17s(in larger numbers),naval and CG OPVs and development of all weather jetties and a full fledged 10000ft runway at Cambell Bay.By basing Su30s you are only going to up the ante with all our neighbours in the region. Maintaing a squadron of Su30s 700 miles from the mainland will bleed the AF dry which must maintain a supply chain and store the necessary armament locally. With their capability these versatile a/c can always be inducted from the mainland in less than 24 hrs. So think twice before behaving like the big bully on the block

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  12. 12

    Anonymous

    First fix the pathetic infrastrucutre and upgrade the perimeter security around the airstrip at A&N so that any abdul with an ak-47 can't just storm in.

    Then put the MKIs at A&N.

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    Anonymous

    Infrastructure in the A&N islands needs to come up big time if we dream to convert it into a true ' forward' base for exercising military power.Presently,it is in no shape.Moreover,there is the earthquake/Tsunami threat all the time.The islands need sustainable power sources to meet the rising electricity needs.More jetties and proper harbours are needed for maritime connectivity.More ships need to ply there.

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  14. 14

    Anonymous

    Not a defence guru..but doesn the planes look more like Mig 29s..

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    Anonymous

    no anon, the first one shows jaguars and the other shows su's.

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