The Indian Navy’s anti-submarine warfare department began operations with fixed wing aircraft operating from
As the complaint against foul play in the basic trainer dealcurrently under the evaluation of Ministry of Defence is getting into a miredgame, there are hectic efforts to clear the deal as quickly as possible toavoid delay in the whole process.
With Pakistani Air Force acquiring the USsupplied L-88 aerostat systems, Indiais also speeding up the induction of aerostats to its inventory.
With the arrival of a whole new set of medium multi-rolecombat aircraft, the joint creation with Russia of the Fifth Generation FighterAircraft, and the operationalization of the Tejas the Indian Air Force wouldhave acquired the latest flying platforms but what would be the effect of theirinduction on the professed intention to create a largely indigenous aerospaceindustry to bolster national security well into the 21st century?
It needs to be remembered that an aerostat is not a balloon.As the name suggests it is a lighter-than-air vehicle that is so constructedthat its aerodynamics keep the structure always pointed into the wind, that is,from the direction in which the wind is blowing.