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HAL LUH vs HAL Cheetah at Siachen

HAL LUH vs HAL Cheetah at Siachen

IADN Editorial TeamJul 19, 20221 min read

Question: HAL Cheetah is well know for its high altitude operations at Siachen glacier, can HAL LUH match it’s capabilities? Answer: Over the course of trials, the LUH’s capability to land with a payload of 309lb at the highest possible Indian helipad – located at an altitude in excess of 19,000ft – was demonstrated. This…

Indian SSBN Effort

Indian SSBN Effort

Ankit KumarMay 24, 20212 min read

Question: What happens to INS Arindham? ~ Prem Prakash Starting with the S1 ATV Hull and the experience gained by manufacturing and operating the S2 INS Arihant, we have conquered a steep learning curve. Comparing our SSBN program to that of either how the programs began in USA or in Russia would not be correct…

Indian fighter aircraft platforms in the pipeline

Indian fighter aircraft platforms in the pipeline

Ankit KumarMay 1, 20213 min read

KK, one of our readers put forward this question. “What are the total number of fighter aircrafts the HAL and ADA working on, presently?” Now we all have for the past decade especially followed the development and any news which came out of the Tejas program. And now after having gone through the painfully slow…

A-50 Beriev AEW&C in IAF, PLAAF & how does it compare to others

A-50 Beriev AEW&C in IAF, PLAAF & how does it compare to others

Ankit KumarApr 17, 20213 min read

How does the Beriev A50 AWACS operated by IAF compare in quality, performance and capability to Chinese AWACS and E3 Sentry operated by USAF? Is there anyone who has flown each one and can compare them as platforms?~Debashish Nayak A50 of IAF Also known as the Phalcon Airborne Warning, Control and Command system of Indian…

The India angle in Bhutan-China border dispute.

The India angle in Bhutan-China border dispute.

Ankit KumarDec 8, 20202 min read

Question: Why are armed forces not pushing chinese through bhutan?~Dhananjay Gosavi The Bhutan- Tibet border like India-Tibet border is not officially recognised by the PRC. This has led to similar problems with respect to its border with Tibet occupied by PRC for Bhutan. Untill early 1970s India talked with China on behalf of Bhutan, but…

Future SRBMs of India!

Future SRBMs of India!

Ankit KumarDec 7, 20203 min read

Question: Whats status of Pralay and Agni 1p missile systems? ~Dhruba The workhorse of our forces in Short Range Ballistic Missile category for long have been Prithvi III and Agni 1. Both these systems could carry 1000kg warhead at 350km and 1000km+ respectively. But both these systems had their designs based on technology dating back…

Lessons learnt after 27th Feb Pakistan aggression?

Lessons learnt after 27th Feb Pakistan aggression?

Ankit KumarDec 3, 20202 min read

Question: What changes IAF has made after 27 Feb incident? Are our Sukhoi’s and Mig’s having new A2A missiles or the deliveries are still pending? If similar situation comes again, will Bisons still be scrambled or there is a change?~ Vibhour Sharma After the aggression shown by PAF on 27th Feb , IAF reviewed its…

What’s happening with IAC-2?

What’s happening with IAC-2?

Ankit KumarNov 30, 20202 min read

Question: What is the status of our third aircraft carrier ? Are we planning to have our own nuclear powered aircraft carrier?? Our 3rd Aircraft Carrier, better known as IAC-2 is currently in design phase. Indian Navy is in the process of deciding the detailed specifications of the planned aircraft carrier and is in the…


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