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The Indian Navy has inducted two more Poseidon 8I maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft, in a boost to its surveillance capabilities in the Indian Ocean in the face of China's increasing forays into the region.
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The two aircraft, manufactured by US aerospace major Boeing, arrived in India on December 30, officials said on Tuesday.

"The Indian Navy's Boeing P-8I aircraft commenced operations from INS Hansa, Goa with two aircraft arriving on December 30. The aircraft were inducted after fitment of indigenous equipment and flight acceptance trials," Indian Navy spokesperson Commander Vivek Madhwal said.

On arrival, the two aircraft were welcomed by a MiG 29K formation, he said.

The Indian Navy had acquired the first batch of eight P-8I aircraft in 2013. The aircraft are stationed at INS Rajali, Arakkonam.
"The second batch of four additional aircraft will be based at Indian Naval Air Squadron 316, to be commissioned at INS Hansa," Madhwal said.
The existing fleet of P-8Is is extensively deployed to keep track of the movement of Chinese ships and submarines in the Indian Ocean region.
The P-8I, based on the Boeing next-generation 737 commercial airplane, is a variant of the P-8A Poseidon used by the US Navy.
A fleet of the P-8Is was also deployed to carry out surveillance on the movement of Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh in 2020.

To boost its surveillance mechanism, the Indian Navy had taken on lease two Sea Guardian drones from an American defence major over a year ago.
India has also stepped up groundwork on a long-conceived proposal to procure 30 multi-mission armed Predator drones from the US for the three services at an estimated cost of over $3 billion.

The medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) Predator-B drones, manufactured by US defence major General Atomics, are capable of remaining airborne for around 35 hours and can hunt down targets at land and sea.
The remotely piloted drones, also known as MQ-9 Reaper, can be deployed on a range of missions including surveillance, reconnaissance, intelligence gathering and destroying enemy targets.

 

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China is certainly ensuring that India starts rapidly beefing up its Air Naval and Army assets.
Pakistan may want to thank China for its efforts in dragging the Indian forces into the 22nd centaury
 

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China is certainly ensuring that India starts rapidly beefing up its Air Naval and Army assets.
Pakistan may want to thank China for its efforts in dragging the Indian forces into the 22nd centaury
China is raping india in the north while india is trying to protect itself in the south. if the idea of entering the "22nd centaury" is to protect your butt when it is your mouth that is getting raped them welcome to the "22nd centaury".:welcome:
 
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China is certainly ensuring that India starts rapidly beefing up its Air Naval and Army assets.
Pakistan may want to thank China for its efforts in dragging the Indian forces into the 22nd centaury
China is also why India received mountain warfare equipment and training from the US in the 60s. Never used against the Chinese it was employed solely against Pakistan in 65. However, no Pakistani went ahead and complained to the United States regarding the use of equipment meant for the Chinese against them.
 

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China is also why India received mountain warfare equipment and training from the US in the 60s. Never used against the Chinese it was employed solely against Pakistan in 65. However, no Pakistani went ahead and complained to the United States regarding the use of equipment meant for the Chinese against them.
And more recently neither did we complain to Russia or France... I guess it's only forte of being fourth largest airforce in the world. Shame.
 

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China is also why India received mountain warfare equipment and training from the US in the 60s. Never used against the Chinese it was employed solely against Pakistan in 65. However, no Pakistani went ahead and complained to the United States regarding the use of equipment meant for the Chinese against them.
Even now P8I is extensively used as a SIGINT asset against Pakistan.
 

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Rape is when a larger part of an enemy country is torn away and a friendly COUNTRY of hundreds of millions created in its place. Rape is when over 90,000 "warriors" surrender and hand over their weapons to be looked after in POW camps for months.
Skirmishes across a undefined boundary in a barren uninhabited frozen wasteland hardly counts.
Yay - bring in 71, let the endorphins flow.
 

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You call downing a plane first made 66 years ago after it crossed an international boundry and bombed bits of Pakistan a beating then you have baby's view of what constitutes a beating.


A real beating as I explained before is when 148,600 sq kms are completely and PERMENANTLY ripped away from a country and reducing it to half its size.

"Rape is when a larger part of an enemy country is torn away and a friendly COUNTRY of hundreds of millions created in its place. Rape is when over 90,000 "warriors" surrender and hand over their weapons to be looked after in POW camps for months.
Skirmishes across a undefined boundary in a barren uninhabited frozen wasteland hardly counts. "


OK grandpa, lets take care of this Indian fantasy that you and your nation is stuck in for the past 50 year.
Please, just don't have an heart attack.


In 1962 you got a whopping of your life from China, your Prime Minister Nehru went into deep depression that in the end killed him.

You went begging to the West, to America and UK, and anyone who would listen, begging for fighter squadrons piloted by their own pilots and every kind of equipment. within weeks they delivered military equipment right to the front lines, feeding you like a child. You should be ashamed.

Nehru wrote nicey nicey letters to President Ayub to keep him sweet, and asked the West to make sure Pakistan does not attack, when China was telling Pakistan to attack ASAP.
But, Pakistan did not attack, choose not to take advantage of India’s weakness, under the assurance of negotiated settlement of issues. but like they say, never trust a snake. You bunch of cowards.

Pakistan could have done the same thing in 1962, but didn’t, so keep your ego in check. You bunch of cowards.

In 1971, this happened,
To attack a country 10 times smaller then India,

India had to sign a Friendship and Cooperation treaty with the Soviet Union, because India did not have the guts to attack on its own. You bunch of cowards.

Indira went begging to the West few months before attacking East Pakistan, visiting all the major western capitals to get their blessings before daring to attack East Pakistan, a country 10 times smaller. You bunch of cowards.

You attacked with full support of world powers, whilst Pakistan was still under sanctions from America.

You attacked a territory 1000 miles away, whilst the country was already in a civil war, and somehow you think that was brave lol, You bunch of cowards.

You have been crying about Pakistan administered Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan for 74 years, what have you done? Nothing. You bunch of cowards.

It is easy to do something 1000 miles away, show what can you do to our face. You should be ashamed, you cannot control a country that has been 10 times smaller then you, You bunch of cowards.


Put any part of India, on the other side of Pakistan, then see what happens, it'll be gone within a decade, You bunch of cowards.
 

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It is a very effective asset - if we could use the P-3Cs for providing recon and surveillance in FATA due to its suite the P-8I is two generations ahead
It’s is an effective asset - no doubt. However, the first generation P8s used the same electronic suite as the later generation P3Cs. So it is not a quantum jump in capabilities despite the new platform. Also sub hunting is an art as much as a science.
 

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