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    vishwa karma

    Well it's the never ending usual story from ADA, HAL & GE.

    Well what happened to HSTDV-2 at TsAGI in Dec 2014 ?

    HSTDV-2 was supposed to undergo testing in hypersonic wind tunnel at TsAGI. It seems Finance mantri Arun Jaitley & Raksha Mantri Manohar Parrikar came under crumbling pressure from external entity, the so called "XYYYZZ Nation" which ordered them to stop financing the HSTDV-2 project. Obviously "XYYYZZZ Nation" doesn't want INDIA to succeed in Hypersonic vehicle TD.

    It seems which ever Party comes to power in Delhi, GOI officially remains to be a proxy for some other so called "XYYYZZZ Nation" to execute their plans on us.

    Also there seems to be a moratorium on developing an ICBM, MIRV & MARV. No wonder this moratorium is also imposed by "XYYZZZ Nation". INDIA is the most populous democracy we should not shake our heads & oblige to whatever others say. We have our own brains & we can make our own decision.

    Please spread the word on HSTDV-2. Oherwise it will be a repeat of 1998 POK-2 like situation & NPT like treaty will follow on banning Hypersonic testing. Such treaty is already under formulation. Well DRDO & ISRO need to synergize their work on developing HSTDV & AVATAR (RLV). INDIA needs to act fast on HSTDV & AVATAR (RLV). Otherwise Hypersonic testing ban & sanctions will be looming over us.

    #SaveHSTDV-2 Jai Hind !!!!!!!!!!! Satyamev Jayate !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    vishwa karma

    Well it's the never ending usual story from ADA, HAL & GE.

    Well what happened to HSTDV-2 at TsAGI in Dec 2014 ?

    HSTDV-2 was supposed to undergo testing in hypersonic wind tunnel at TsAGI. It seems Finance mantri Arun Jaitley & Raksha Mantri Manohar Parrikar came under crumbling pressure from external entity, the so called "XYYYZZ Nation" which ordered them to stop financing the HSTDV-2 project. Obviously "XYYYZZZ Nation" doesn't want INDIA to succeed in Hypersonic vehicle TD.

    It seems which ever Party comes to power in Delhi, GOI officially remains to be a proxy for some other so called "XYYYZZZ Nation" to execute their plans on us.

    Also there seems to be a moratorium on developing an ICBM, MIRV & MARV. No wonder this moratorium is also imposed by "XYYZZZ Nation". INDIA is the most populous democracy we should not shake our heads & oblige to whatever others say. We have our own brains & we can make our own decision.

    Please spread the word on HSTDV-2. Oherwise it will be a repeat of 1998 POK-2 like situation & NPT like treaty will follow on banning Hypersonic testing. Such treaty is already under formulation. Well DRDO & ISRO need to synergize their work on developing HSTDV & AVATAR (RLV). INDIA needs to act fast on HSTDV & AVATAR (RLV). Otherwise Hypersonic testing ban & sanctions will be looming over us.

    #SaveHSTDV-2 Jai Hind !!!!!!!!!!! Satyamev Jayate !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Anonymous

    Is it just me or is the Mk II timeline seems too long. When is the first flight scheduled. Wonder if any could provide guessestimates for the time required for each of the major upgrades/ changes planned for the Mk II vis a vi the Mk I

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    Anonymous

    It will Fly in 2021 have no doubt on it. Others may say what they want but it will happen.

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      Unknown

      It will Fly in 2016 have no doubt on it. Others may say what they want but it will happen.

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    Anonymous

    It should be mistaken for MKI clearance date not MKII.

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    Anonymous

    2022 ??? At this rate no future
    Go in for Mak in India of JAS 39 Gripen fighter from SAAB-Scania of Sweden

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    Srinivasan

    ADA must go out transparently and aggressively and approach global aerospace companies for consultancy to get the aircraft ready for service. In the past ADA expected that global firms will knock on their doors and fall over each other to participate. ADA must bite the bullet, keep its nationalistic egos aside and move forward without wasting further money of the tax payer.

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    Anonymous

    We need to learn from china.
    Keep making the LCA & keep improving them on feedback. Let there be upgrades every 3-5 years. Let airforce keep buying 10-12 every year. Keep upgrading the old ones.
    If we had done this on marut, we never would need to import jaguars & MiG27.
    Look at where ALH us, so many variants and there is now a more powerful engine ! Now let HAL setup repairs & spares depots in all zones. Improve the availability.
    Do same with Arjun. Setup repair and spares depot s in the north , west etc.improve availability, study failures, improve parts !
    If we find it heavy, big etc produce Arjun turrent with t-72 chassis.

    There is no substitute for local design and production. We should not keep importing.

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    1. 8.1

      shankar subramanian

      Just CLOSE DRDO,ADA,HAL ETC….
      REVERSE ENGINEERING IS THE BEST THING…..look at china
      WE CAN ALL OUR LOCAL BUSINESS MEN AMD GOVT TO BUY cheaper and best sukhoi and rafaels……
      Then satrt to scratch hire young indian students and loyal army jawans should form a team…..
      Reverse engineer and build models of sukhois and rafaels like chinese are doing…….each and every part of reverse engineered flight should be manufactured indigeneously…………..
      THEN ONLY INDIA WILL HAVE ITS OWN INDIGENEOUSLY BUILT SQUADRONS OF FIGHTER JETS WITH ADEQUATE NUMBERS……..
      Be it NATO,USA OR RUSSSIA WILL SERVE ONLY THEIR INTERESTS……..
      ITS WE INDIANS NEED TO REALISE OUR ABILITY AND FOCUS ON STRATEGIES TO INDEGENIOUSLY EQUIPNOUR OWN AIRFORCE…….AND SHOW PREPAREDNESS FOR ANY KIND OF CALAMATIES……….
      STILL AS A NATION WE INDIANS ARE NOT ABLE TO BUILD A SINGLE FIGHTER JET …..AIMING OURSELVES TO BE SUPER POWER ON PAR WITH CHINA..RUSSIA,, usA…….
      RATHER THAN FILLING UP A cast based and QUOTA BASED SYSTEM IN THESE ORGANIsation…….and complaining later about their performansband outputs…
      Better to close these govt institutions which are cast based and have corrupt babus who work for salary and commision……….
      LETS BRING INDIAN PRIVATE PLAYERS AND START TO RE ENGINEER JETS LIKE CHINA…….
      WILL ANY INDIAN GOVT WILL EVER DARE TO ATTEMT IT …………
      EVEN MODI GOVT WILL NOT DO IT,……..ALAS THY WILL LOOSE THEIR COOMISION THEY ARE GETTING FROM FORIGN FIRMS……

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    Anonymous

    JF 17 is now exported by Pakistan to many countries where as even with US engine HAL, NAL & DRDO Tejas is not ready inspite of Air Force support to the program

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HhuSmSE1vI

    to IAS officers & MoD babu's of India – Kitna khaoge bhai ?? ab to pakistan bhhi aage nikal gaya is mamle mein

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    Anonymous

    I am willing to put my money on the dates being met by ADA. Looks like the GoI has asked DRDO to give realistic time frame and DRDO have given themselves a comfortable timeframe. I am looking forward to seeing the first timeline being comfortably met by ADA / HAL. The second timeline also is reasonable but IAF in its usual fashion, is likely to come up with fresh requirements towards the end of the project.

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    Samuel Diaw

    Any news on MK2 timelines is good with me – it will overcome all MK1's drawbacks!! Read this link peoples: http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/threads/ada-lca-tejas-iv.43717/page-180/

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    Sam Application Development Consultant .net

    they are saying 2022 I don't have hope that if it get operational even by 2042.

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    Anonymous

    Clearly, the tejas mk1 doesnt work, poor radar, poor range, no survivabitly, fatty and underpowered, only 30% made in india, always postponed the IAF service, IAF prefer wait the mk2 and HAL is in trouble for mk1 production, the tejas mk2 doesnt exist the complete jet must rework, US engine, Radar aesa From israel/usa, same one they china get for jf17. kaveri project canceled, bah! i come back in 30 years for check progress. india dont have knowledge for build key component after 25 year R&D
    tejas mk1 is the miror of india known how, that mean not very high and they think knowing better. tejas,kaveri,hjt,… long list of fail.

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    1. 14.1

      Anonymous

      India always believe China is 20 years behind in all aspects. However, developing a simple LCA of over 70% foreign components plus foreign technology/supervision, the LCA is still not combat ready. Thus, I wonder why india not turn to Pakistan to procure their fighter planes, which have been muture and in the market for more 10 years. No need to wait till eternity.

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