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Bi-Annual Air Force Commanders Conference

The Bi-Annual Air Force Commanders Conference begins on Tuesday 13th October 2015. During the conference, Air Force commanders will brief the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on various issues related to operational capability, maintenance, and human resources. Future plans of enhancing IAF’s capability will also be discussed.

The discussion during the conference would be a continuation of the theme of Operational preparedness towards any contingency, including requirements of providing Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief. The Air Force Commanders would also discuss various issues regarding infrastructure development in the forward areas with the associated government agencies. The conference would be inaugurated by the Honb’le RM. RRM, Def Secy and Secretary DP would also be present during the inaugural session. Additional Secretary DP would attend a day long session with top Defence PSUs like HAL, BEL, OFB etc. Emphasis on ‘Make in India’ and modalities of induction of women for fighter aircraft flying would be discussed at length.
 

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Raksha Mantri Inaugurates Air Force Commanders’ Conference – Oct 2015

Air Force Commanders’ Conference (AFCC) – 2015 commenced at Air Headquarters (Vayu Bhawan), New Delhi on 13 Oct 15. Shri Manohar Parrikar, Hon’ble Raksha Mantri inaugurated the bi-annual conference.

Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) welcomed Shri Parrikar, Shri Rao Inderjit Singh, Hon’ble Raksha Rajya Mantri, Shri G Mohan Kumar, the Defence Secretary and Shri AK Gupta, Secretary Defence Production. He then introduced the Air Force Commanders to the Hon’ble RM.

CAS updated the RM on operational status of the IAF and also highlighted the efforts put in to enhance the serviceability of aircraft, especially the combat fleet. The Air Chief lauded the efforts put in by air-warriors in extending humanitarian assistance to Nepal following the devastating earthquake. Operation carried out by the IAF during Yemen evacuation also found praiseworthy mention during the Chief's address. The Air Chief also stated that after the successful landing of the Mirage-2000 fighter on the Delhi-Agra Expressway, the Air Force was looking to expand its range of operations from such surfaces in the near future. He maintained that high morale of the air warriors was an absolute essential for conduct of successful operations. It was therefore imperative that development of Human Resources & welfare of air warriors be given top priority.

The Hon’ble RM complimented the IAF for professional conduct during relief and rescue operations, especially after the Nepal earthquake and Yemen evacuation. He appreciated the efforts made by the IAF in assisting the Civil Aviation sector in meeting their operational requirements.

The aim of this bi-annual Conference is to discuss issues that impact on the operational capability of the IAF. Prominent issues that were discussed include induction plans for the LCA, helicopters and other combat systems being procured. Infrastructure creation and enhanced Training aspects were deliberated during the conference.

The Union Minister for Defence, Shri Manohar Parrikar addressing the Air Force Commanders at the commencement of the Air Force Commanders’ Conference, in New Delhi on October 13, 2015. The Minister of State for Planning (Independent Charge) and Defence, Shri Rao Inderjit Singh, the Defence Secretary, Shri G. Mohan Kumar and the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha are also seen.
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The Union Minister for Defence, Shri Manohar Parrikar, the Minister of State for Planning (Independent Charge) and Defence, Shri Rao Inderjit Singh, the Defence Secretary, Shri G. Mohan Kumar and the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha in a group photograph, at the commencement of the Air Force Commanders’ Conference, in New Delhi on October 13, 2015.
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The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha and ‘Soccer King’ Mr. Pele along with the Air Force Commanders, in New Delhi on October 16, 2015.
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SAAB still chasing India with Gripen, anticipates EW variant


Saab believes India could still be a customer for the JAS 39 Gripen fighter despite the country’s apparent decision to purchase the Dassault Rafale fleet, according to Lennart Sindahl, the company’s senior executive vice president and head of SAAB Aeronautics.

“We’re looking into India again,” Sindahl confirmed. “They have for the moment decided for a direct buy of 36 Rafales and the former ‘commercial’ tender [MMRCA, for 126] is cancelled. However, they need a large amount of additional aircraft – several squadrons, in fact.”

Sindahl also made reference to other foreign customers in Saab’s line-of-sight. Among them are Thailand – a present Gripen operator, which is seeking more aircraft – Malaysia and Indonesia (both for fighters and airborne early warning platforms), and Colombia, which has declared an interest in replacing its IAI Kfir C-10 fleet.

Meanwhile, long-term commercial plans are assessing the viability of converting a variant of Gripen into an electronic warfare (EW) variant similar to how Boeing has adapted the F/A-18F Super Hornet into the EA-18G Growler.

“If you look into future combat scenarios, if you have a high-end air force with a broad threat situation, something like a ‘Growler Gripen’ would make a real difference,” Sindahl said.

“That‘s what we’re looking into, and that’s why it’s so good to have Brazil on board with the F-model.”

SAAB still chasing India with Gripen, anticipates EW variant by Georg Mader

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i have a question but don,t know where to ask? i decided to ask that question on this thread.
since indian air force operat mig-29 and su-30 both, i want to know which jet operational cost is less. i mean userfriendly, fuel eficincy, less maintanance cost, less accident etc..............?

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Once you get past the initial hick ups , the mig-29 is the more cost effective aircraft, short term, and long term.
 

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Advanced Landing Ground(ALG) at Walong Becomes Operational

Advanced Landing Ground at Walong was inaugurated by Air Marshal C Hari Kumar , Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Air Command, Indian Air Force on 23 Oct 15. Air Vice Marshal Manavendra Singh, Senior Officer-in-Charge Administration along with Senior Army Commanders attended the ceremony. Walong ALG was operational during 1962 Chinese aggression. Thereafter, it remained abandoned for a long time till it was decided in 2013 to reconstruct the ALG to make it fully Air Operational.

The project was very closely monitored by the Chief Engineer, Northeastern Projects and Works Department at Headquarters Eastern Air Command resulting in its completion in a record time of 21 months. Close supervision and active monitoring by Project Monitoring Group (PMG) made it possible despite of its difficult location and natural obstacles in sustaining supply of material and machinery.

The Walong ALG will support Air Operations and will also facilitate the administration in the management of border areas. Besides this, the ALG will also provide air support in responding to the natural calamities, casualties evacuation, humanitarian assistance and supply of equipment and ration to the troops posted in far flung areas.

The Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Air Command, Air Marshal C. Hari Kumar inaugurating the Advanced Landing Ground, at Walong on October 23, 2015.
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Walong landing ground in Arunachal Pradesh ready for operations | Zee News

New Delhi: In a boost to India's efforts to ramp up its military capabilities along the borders with China, the Advanced Landing Ground at Walong in Arunachal Pradesh was on Friday inaugurated.

Walong ALG was operational during 1962 Chinese aggression. Thereafter, it remained abandoned for a long time till it was decided in 2013 to reconstruct the ALG to make it fully air operational, defence sources said.

Ir was today inaugurated by Air Marshal C Hari Kumar, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Air Command, Indian Air Force.

The project was very closely monitored by the Chief Engineer, Northeastern Projects and Works Department at Headquarters Eastern Air Command resulting in its completion in a record time of 21 months.

Close supervision and active monitoring by Project Monitoring Group (PMG) made it possible despite its difficult location and natural obstacles in sustaining supply of material and machinery.

The strategic location of Walong ALG will be a launching pad for Air operations and also facilitate the administration in the management of border areas, the sources said.

Besides this, the ALG will also provide air support in responding to natural calamities, casualties evacuation, humanitarian assistance and supply of equipment and ration to troops posted in far flung areas.
 

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