When your SD card goes for a spring break and has a delay in return. So here are some pictures from the day 3 & 4 of the Aero India 2019 held last month.
Witnessing the largest aviation expo in Asia surely did appease all military & aviation geeks.
Order of pictures:
1 & 2. The Dassault Rafale:
French twin engine miltirole combat fighter aircraft.
3. Yakovlevs Acrobatic Display Team from the UK.
Russian made military transport helicopter for the IAF designed to carry armed personnel, cargo and equipment with optional armed assault capabilities.
5 & 6. HAL Light Combat Helicopter:
Indian multirole combat helicopter designed and built by HAL. One of the best high altitude combat helicopters ever made on the globe.
7 & 8. HAL Light Combat Aircraft Tejas:
Indian single-engine, multirole light fighter aircraft. It is the smallest and lightest Multi-Role Supersonic Fighter Aircraft of its class. Developed by ADA & HAL combined.
And yes, the Dassault Rafale is one of a kind. It's immense speed, agility & maneuverability shall undoubtedly grant the IAF an edge over its opponents when it comes to combat scenario.
The LCA Tejas boldly makes its statement with its sheer agility with its capability to made quick maneuvers in flight and considering the fact that it is purely a homegrown aircraft, it does gives us all a sense of pride regarding the fact on how our nation has grown in terms of military and aviation technology.
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If you ever get an opportunity to trek with The Indian Army don't miss it!
You will get to know a lot of things that media cannot cover.
It was a privilege to trek with them! 🇮🇳
I was 19, when I got married to Captain Shafeeq Ghori in 1991. It was difficult in the beginning to accept the fact that he was constantly on move and had to leave me alone for long periods, but he sat me down & explained what it was like to be an army wife. There were no mobile phones back then. I used to spend hours by the phone unsure when he would call. We used to write letters and my husband made sure I received one letter every day for the days he was away from me. I used to write small notes & hide small surprises in his luggage.
In the following years, he had many high-risk postings. Back then, Punjab & the East were all dangerous places to be. He used to be gone for days but by then I had become strong and learnt to fend for myself and our children. I knew he loved India the most & his kids and wife came a close second.
In 1999, he had a field posting in Srinagar, since it was a high risk area families weren't allowed, I moved to Bangalore. June 28th 2001, we spoke for the last time. He asked about our wellbeing, told that he was in the jungles for a military operation. He wanted to speak to the kids but they were running around with their cousins & there was a lot of chaos and noise. I told him to come back to his base and speak to them.
On July 1st, 2000, Around 6.30 pm, a group of army officers along with their wives came home. Suddenly, a lady made me sit down and told me. “Major Ghori is no more,” she said. I thought I heard it wrong. It had to be a mistake. She said they had been trying to reach me since morning but couldn’t as I was at my mother’s house & the phone lines were disconnected. Major Shafeeq Ghori was martyred in a heroic gun battle with militants during Operation Rakshak. Everything around me fell, crumbled.
The next day, I went to the airport to receive him for the last time.This time in a box clad in Indian Flag. I broke down. He would always ask me to be strong. He reminded me even on that last day we spoke, but I never imagined a day when he wouldn’t be around.
I got his uniform and civil clothes In a box. I did not washed them for 8 years as because I did not want to let that feeling go.