Full Body Scanners in Airports

Reason for Full Body Scanners in Airports across the globe For several decades now, Airlines have been grappling with the problem of hijackers. These criminals or fanatics use the threat to blow up an aeroplane with passengers and crew on board to make the authorities give in to their demands.  Transport Security Administration The jobContinue reading “Full Body Scanners in Airports”

A Situational Comedy in Flight

A Situational Comedy in Flight back in 1975 Work in the IAF is a serious affair. Fighter aircraft are unforgiving brutes that demand the highest precision and accuracy. The Smallest error may lead to tragic accidents. As a result of accident,  this expensive inventory of the IAF gets depleted, and sometimes invaluable lives are lost.Continue reading “A Situational Comedy in Flight”

Operation Balakot: 26/02/2019

Operation Balalkot Part 5 At 01.00 am on 26 Feb 2019, the atmosphere in the crew room of Air Force Station was tense. All 12 fighter pilots, fully dressed in combat flying gear, were waiting for the word “scramble”. However, none of the pilots was in a mood to chat. Instead, they were mentally rehearsing,Continue reading “Operation Balakot: 26/02/2019”

Deciding Upon The Weapon Mix

Operation Balakot Part 4: Deciding upon the Weapon Mix by Indian Forces Underestimating the opponent is one grave mistake that no one should make in a battle. It is a known fact that the Pakistani Air Force is a competent fighting force. In 2019 they had F-16 jets, which were known as the top ofContinue reading “Deciding Upon The Weapon Mix”

Secrecy: The Top Most Concern in War Planning

Operation Balakot Part 3 (Secrecy – the top most concern in war Planning) The Element of surprise is one of the cardinal principles of war. Surprise is achieved by maintaining complete secrecy before an operation. In olden times people used to say, “walls have ears”. Nowadays, with tremendous advancement of technology, “The wind and Sky,Continue reading “Secrecy: The Top Most Concern in War Planning”

Valentines Day Special

We find Excuses to Celebrate, Who cares for the reason?, a Valentine Story Today my WhatsApp is filled with good wishes for Valentine’s Day. Young lovers are exchanging red roses, chocolates and lately Teddy Bears. I did not know about St Valentine. So I decided to find out. Who else will tell me all aboutContinue reading “Valentines Day Special”

Operation Balakot: Part 2 (Selection of Target)

Operation Balakot Part 2 (to be Continued) (Selection of Target) The Government decision on 15 Feb 2019 to go for a military operation put Air Marshal Hari Kumar in an unprecedented situation. He was commissioned in the IAF on 14 Dec79 as a fighter pilot. After a distinguished career spanning almost 40 years, he wasContinue reading “Operation Balakot: Part 2 (Selection of Target)”

Operation Balakot

Operation Balakot: What went on behind the Scene On 25 Feb 2019 evening, Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanwa PVSM, AVSM, YSM, VM, ADC had hosted a farewell dinner for the retiring Air Marshal Chandrashekharan Hari Kumar, PVSM, AVSM, VM, VSM, ADC, AOC-in-C in the sprawling Akash Air Force Officers’ Mess, New Delhi. The partyContinue reading “Operation Balakot”

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