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    Anonymous

    proud proud proud!

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    Anonymous

    india needs more DHRUVs period.The airforce itself should around 70more dhruvs. it's pathetic how the civil as well as the military operates helicopters of other origin when we have the best helicopter in the world.

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    Anonymous

    I hope this article by Grp Captain Hari Nair will silence those who criticize the ALH for no reason whatsoever. There was a recent article by Manu Pubby, an Indian Express journo about the delay in the competition for new LUH for the IAF, where he boldly lied that the ALH was unable to perform at Siachen. Shameless liar.

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    Anonymous

    Can someone explain me pic#1. Whats that green arch and red carpet like thing in valley??

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  5. 5

    Vin

    Shiv-ji,

    Isn't it time for Civil Operators to look @ Civilian variant of ALH too now????

    I feel yeah!!!

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    Anonymous

    Shiv,

    Can you clarify on the Dhruv's high altitude performance?

    Is it meeting the requirements for Siachen sorties? Or do we need firangi choppers?

    The article mentioned by [email protected]:25 is here: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/army-has-to-wait-for-new-choppers/529782/1

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    Anonymous

    Thanks for the report on Indigenous helicopter.

    Now some food for thought on the indigenous tank arjun also please.

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  8. 8

    Kaushik

    Way to go!
    Nabha Sparsham Deeptam! 🙂

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    AK

    This article should warm the heart of every Indian and be a slap on the face of the naysayers of Indian technology. It is high time that the MoD and armed forces seriously start putting more money and resources into indigenously developed products. No more corruption laden defence deals with foreign natashas. Great work HAL and DRDO. You Rock!

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    the terminator

    The word 'fantastic' sums up the performance level of the Dhruv Shakti. Grp. Captain Hari Nair and his team should be congratulated along with the designers at HAL for this marvelous effort. Journalists who call themselves Indian but are mere slaves of their foreign masters should be treated as mongrels for undermining indigenous effort.

    Articles of extraordinary feats by the Dhruv Shakti team should be published in local and foreign aviation journals to publicize Dhruv as a stable and viable platform.

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  11. 11

    NJS

    Good work , Now its proven technology .
    MoD need to order for attack variant in large numbers .

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    Anonymous

    Truly proud moment for every self respecting Indian.
    Heartiest Congratulations to the team from HAL for achieving the near impossible. You guys have done us proud.
    This new milestone set by the team should hopefully silence the vested interests for a little while.
    Congratulations once again.

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    Anonymous

    Great. Now we need to investigate why firangi choppers for medium lift capacity are being proposed for purchase and who are the sell-outs pushing their cause.

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  14. 14

    Anonymous

    wow. Anybody who has doubts about Dhruv should now be absolutely satisfied because if any Dhruv can perform at a place like Siachen then surely it is a masterpiece

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    Anonymous

    To all guys who knows about arjun mbt will be surprised to know that it is not first time that IA has create problem for better product for only money . In 1965 IA was equip with WW2 M4 Sherman tanks when it could equip with British-made Centurion Tank Mk 7, with the 105 mm Royal Ordnance L7 gun.But M4 Sherman tanks was chosen because money was offered to IA officers .The Centurion Tank order was capped at 188 .But In 1965 WAR only tank which perform was Centurion Tank whereas upgrade M4 like T-90 with western upgrade was easily defeated.I know 1965 story might be repeat with Arjun at 124 and T-90 as it was with Centurion at 188 and M4 Sherman .

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    Anonymous

    This is definitely a crowning monent for the Dhruv team as I don't know of any other helicopter in the world that belongs to the same category and can achieve what Dhruv Shakti did. Once this test bed is converted to the production version, IAF or the IA should not have any hesitation in buying these – except the babus because they will not get their dirty kick-backs.

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    Anonymous

    Those who criticise the ALH WILL have to shut their mouth.thanks to the CTP Mr.UNNI

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    anthony

    The Dhruv chopper is cool!

    No wonder it is adaptable for high altitude operations in mountainous areas.

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    captainjohann

    Congratulations to the TEAM. God bless this group.

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    Anonymous

    @ Last Anonymous,

    Already Dhruv is onto production and is with IAF, IN and IA…

    Now, It's time to promote Dhruv among Civilian operators like Deccan Aviation too…

    Congrats HAL….

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    flanker

    This happened a long time back its the DS-62 in saarang colours that managed this feat ….
    Cheers to dhruv and proud to be at RWR&DC

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    Anonymous

    That is a very well written article. It really does touch a new high for Indian defence journalism.

    My compliments

    shiv

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