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by IndianGuy
Tue Apr 05, 2005 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways B738 EI-DIM
Replies: 23
Views: 2145

RE: Jet Airways B738 EI-DIM

9W's service with a narrowbody 737 would still be far superior to anything "Indias shame" could manage with their widebodied A310's which look like they can fall apart any second! I mean just look at their premium configuration: even with a narrowbody they have over 12" more legroom than what <acron...

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by IndianGuy
Tue Apr 05, 2005 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways B738 EI-DIM
Replies: 23
Views: 2145

RE: Jet Airways B738 EI-DIM

Its great to see <acronym title="Jet Airways (India)">9W</acronym> go non-stop to <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym>! There are whispers that <acronym title="Indian Airlines">IC</acronym> is going no-stop from CCU,COK and TRZ to <acronym title="Singapore - Chan...

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by IndianGuy
Wed Mar 02, 2005 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Bashed In Wall Street Journal
Replies: 106
Views: 12434

RE: BA Bashed In Wall Street Journal

The ultimate responsibility of the safety of his passengers rests with the captain of the flight. He cannot turn around and say that "oh the company ordered me to fly so i did even though myu judgement told me otherwise" In any case Its a question of protecting <acronym title="British Airways">BA</a...

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by IndianGuy
Wed Mar 02, 2005 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Invited To Join Star Alliance?
Replies: 40
Views: 10007

RE: Air India Invited To Join Star Alliance?

Subin: You still havent given us ONE reason as to why <acronym title="Air India">AI</acronym> would make a better Star Alliance Partner as compared to other professionally run companies like <acronym title="Jet Airways (India)">9W</acronym> and <acronym title="Indian Airlines">IC</acronym>. I can gi...

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by IndianGuy
Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Bashed In Wall Street Journal
Replies: 106
Views: 12434

RE: BA Bashed In Wall Street Journal

IMO its not just the airline but the captain who should be bought to book. Ultimately its his call, the responsibility of the passengers lives are with him. In that context this was a very irresponsible thing to do. Seriously, this is something we would expect from a thrid world carrier like Air Ind...

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by IndianGuy
Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Invited To Join Star Alliance?
Replies: 40
Views: 10007

RE: Air India Invited To Join Star Alliance?

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by IndianGuy
Wed Mar 02, 2005 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Invited To Join Star Alliance?
Replies: 40
Views: 10007

RE: Air India Invited To Join Star Alliance?

<I> <acronym title="Indian Airlines">IC</acronym> and Star?? With their rustbuckets? </I> As opposed to <acronym title="Air India">AI</acronym> with theirs? Atleast <acronym title="Indian Airlines">IC</acronym> has a commited and professional management (as opposed to the corrupt and dishonest team ...

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by IndianGuy
Wed Mar 02, 2005 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Shuffles Upper Management
Replies: 17
Views: 3835

RE: Air India Shuffles Upper Management

22right: the article show one instance of misbehavior out of many: but the corrupt management is ultimately to blame for letting the work-culture slide to these levels. You cant expect the staff to have a high morale or a good attitude when the management is corrupt and hell-bent of raping the airli...

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by IndianGuy
Wed Mar 02, 2005 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Deccan A320 Grounded
Replies: 12
Views: 3695

RE: Air Deccan A320 Grounded

IC did not cooperate? Man! that sucks! Dont airlines have a unwritten code which calls on them to help each other out? I have heard stories from <acronym title="Indian Airlines">IC</acronym> fellows of how competing airlines have often pitched in with 737-200 spares and other help, and vice-versa, <...

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by IndianGuy
Wed Mar 02, 2005 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Invited To Join Star Alliance?
Replies: 40
Views: 10007

RE: Air India Invited To Join Star Alliance?

Pity! If this is true: pity indeed! Is the star alliance so blind that they couldnt see beyond Indias national shame? They would be far better off bringing in Indian Airlines(IC), which would provide them access to 69 destinations in India and 19 regional stations. What does Air India have to offer ...

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by IndianGuy
Wed Mar 02, 2005 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Shuffles Upper Management
Replies: 17
Views: 3835

RE: Air India Shuffles Upper Management

Falcon84: do you hold a brief for the <acronym title="Air India">AI</acronym> mgmt? Do you know them personally? Just curious. It is not a question of likes or dislikes. The actions of the Air India management over the past 2-3 years has made their characters amply clear. Corrupt to the bone, this i...

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by IndianGuy
Tue Mar 01, 2005 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Shuffles Upper Management
Replies: 17
Views: 3835

RE: Air India Shuffles Upper Management

The same bunch of thieves swapping positions? Big deal!

Thankfully the monopoly of AI is now over and the end is near for Indias national shame. The sooner they play out the end-game the better it is for Indias travelling public.

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by IndianGuy
Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA India Profitability/Margins
Replies: 9
Views: 2272

RE: BA India Profitability/Margins

<I> I'm sure they have an attractive pricing arrangement with <acronym title="Sahara Airlines (India)">S2</acronym>, since the common rated fare is applicable for <acronym title="Sahara Airlines (India)">S2</acronym> only. </I> In these kind of deals (between a domestic carrier and a carrier like <a...

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by IndianGuy
Wed Feb 23, 2005 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Words That Should Be Banned From A.net
Replies: 76
Views: 4921

RE: Words That Should Be Banned From A.net

What about MERCERNARY??  Laugh out loud  Laugh out loud

But then ANET wouldnt be half as fun anymore!

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by IndianGuy
Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Official Picture Post Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 20273

RE: The Official Picture Post Thread

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by IndianGuy
Tue Feb 22, 2005 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Official Picture Post Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 20273

RE: The Official Picture Post Thread


IndianGuy, You look like the dude from the Quickie Mart


And you look like you could make a career as a porn star!

So whens the big debut?

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by IndianGuy
Tue Feb 22, 2005 9:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A.net Members You'd Have A Beer (or 10) With
Replies: 172
Views: 9775

RE: A.net Members You'd Have A Beer (or 10) With


Could you imagine Falcon84, B757300 and Indianguy all having a beer together

Whats so strange about that?

I am not sure if Falcon84's religious obligations would permit him to have beer though. Have you asked him?

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by IndianGuy
Mon Feb 21, 2005 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Official Picture Post Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 20273

RE: The Official Picture Post Thread

This one is for KROC, Falcon84 and all others to put on their dartboards!



- Roy

[Edited 2005-02-21 10:01:01]

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by IndianGuy
Mon Feb 21, 2005 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express And The 'REAL' Paint Job
Replies: 77
Views: 10074

RE: Air India Express And The 'REAL' Paint Job

Oliver: my comment was about the paintjob which is kinda nice. But that still doesnt justify the airlines creation! I still maintain that this is a flawed concept. IMO, the setting up of AIX was a unnecessary step: all about creating more promotional avenues for the corrupt management of <acronym ti...

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by IndianGuy
Mon Feb 21, 2005 1:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Backpacking In India, Any Advice?
Replies: 39
Views: 2959

RE: Backpacking In India, Any Advice?

Goa is heavenly during the monsoons. As are the Western Ghats! Ofcourse you could take the straight (ad excellent) NH17 direct to Goa. But I must recommend a drive down the Western Ghats on the way down to Goa. Gagan Bawda, Dajipur, Tamhini, Kolad, Aaja Parvat, Shivthargal: small towns that rarely s...

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by IndianGuy
Mon Feb 21, 2005 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express And The 'REAL' Paint Job
Replies: 77
Views: 10074

RE: Air India Express And The 'REAL' Paint Job

I quite liked this. Kid of stand outish. Nice.

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by IndianGuy
Sat Feb 19, 2005 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways To New York Starting Summer
Replies: 39
Views: 9269

RE: Jet Airways To New York Starting Summer

Finalyy! Indians will have a choice of flying an swadeshi carrier other than Indias national shame! Theres only one thing left to do: shut down this embarassment and merge its assets into IC.

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by IndianGuy
Fri Feb 18, 2005 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Air In Talks To Lease Long-haul Planes
Replies: 25
Views: 8469

RE: Jet Air In Talks To Lease Long-haul Planes

wrt the A343: when the whole <acronym title="Jet Airways (India)">9W</acronym> goes for the A343 story started, it was based on an interview given to NDTV-Profit where some airline official referred to talks with "a European carrier for A340-300's". Is SAA a European carrier? Then what is the source...

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by IndianGuy
Fri Feb 18, 2005 3:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 9W, AI, F5, At DEL, IXL, KTM, Phokara (With Pictures)
Replies: 12
Views: 9829

RE: 9W, AI, F5, At DEL, IXL, KTM, Phokara (With Pictures)

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by IndianGuy
Fri Feb 18, 2005 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Backpacking In India, Any Advice?
Replies: 39
Views: 2959

RE: Backpacking In India, Any Advice?

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by IndianGuy
Fri Feb 18, 2005 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Iran Justified In Wanting Nukes?
Replies: 165
Views: 4329

RE: Is Iran Justified In Wanting Nukes?

<I> but you may want us Yanks to die, but we'd like to stay around, just to bugger the shit our of lunatics like you a while longer. </I> Exactly my point. America got the bomb becuase the American leadership was just as delusional as Falcon84 on here: thinking that the rest of the world wants them ...

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by IndianGuy
Fri Feb 18, 2005 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Turboprop Manufacturer?
Replies: 16
Views: 2885

RE: New Turboprop Manufacturer?


An ERJ-135 uses just as much fuel on a long taxi as a Dash 8 uses on the entire flight. And speed on shorter routes

Omigosh! What?

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by IndianGuy
Fri Feb 18, 2005 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Iran Justified In Wanting Nukes?
Replies: 165
Views: 4329

RE: Is Iran Justified In Wanting Nukes?

Iran has as much right to self-defense as any other country. America was the country to start the nuclear race. America remains the only country to have actually used nukes,that too against the innocent citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It is america which set mankind off on this mad nuclear race:...

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by IndianGuy
Thu Feb 17, 2005 5:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Backpacking In India, Any Advice?
Replies: 39
Views: 2959

RE: Backpacking In India, Any Advice?

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by IndianGuy
Thu Feb 17, 2005 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alliance Air 737-200s
Replies: 7
Views: 2803

RE: Alliance Air 737-200s

Todays Indian express, Times of India etc. ATR pilots at CD have gone on strike demanding pay parity with B737-200 pilots. The airline was dangling the A319 carrot in front of them.

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by IndianGuy
Thu Feb 17, 2005 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Backpacking In India, Any Advice?
Replies: 39
Views: 2959

RE: Backpacking In India, Any Advice?

Land in delhi. Hire a bullet and ride down to Leh via Manali and return via Jammu. 7 Days in all. You could also take a break at manali and take one of the trekking trails. Once at leh you could either Nubra Valley or Zenskar Valley. Not sure if foreign nationals would be allowed into Nubra but you ...

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by IndianGuy
Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alliance Air 737-200s
Replies: 7
Views: 2803

RE: Alliance Air 737-200s

According to sources, the airline is looking at leasing in A319's by Nov-2005.

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by IndianGuy
Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Praful Patel Acknowledges Problem, Seeks Solutions
Replies: 38
Views: 3113

RE: Praful Patel Acknowledges Problem, Seeks Solutions

<I> As far as I am concerned Jet while good is not as great as you make out. Their service is getting increasingly patchy. </I> Right on Rajeev! But try explaining India to these DCBA's! <I> the socialist, underarm-deodorant-deprived, polyester safari suit and pirated VIP brief wearing crowd you bel...

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by IndianGuy
Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Airlines Launches Super Saver Ticket
Replies: 10
Views: 3059

RE: Indian Airlines Launches Super Saver Ticket

<I> "Sorry sir, we do not offer any schemes" </I> LOL! I know what you mean! For a long time the <acronym title="Indian Airlines">IC</acronym> staff at the local Pune city office had no idea that their company ran a scheme called "Flywaways" to sell holiday packages! But i think this scheme is diffe...

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by IndianGuy
Wed Feb 16, 2005 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737NG - "all Variant" Operators
Replies: 18
Views: 3551

RE: Boeing 737NG - "all Variant" Operators

9W of India operates the 734, 73G, 738 and 739. They also operated the 733 and 735.

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by IndianGuy
Tue Feb 15, 2005 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Long Before The Iranian Attack?
Replies: 52
Views: 2869

RE: How Long Before The Iranian Attack?

<I> Anyone cares to explain me why Iran ended up on Bush's "Axis of Evil" list and Pakistan did not??? </I> Becauze the Pakistani military leadership isnt too hesitant about kissing Yankee ass if it helps them stay in power. As long as they continue to get general-friendly dollars which allows them ...

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by IndianGuy
Tue Feb 15, 2005 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Iran Justified In Wanting Nukes?
Replies: 165
Views: 4329

RE: Is Iran Justified In Wanting Nukes?

Russophile: Using logic with these stupid phirangs isnt going to take you anywhere! Anyway I admire your patience that u keep trying! Aaah: BarfBag with his theories lifted straight out of an RSS pamphlet! Seriosuly dude: u must get out of the "pracharak" mode sometimes! If will do u a lot of good! ...

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by IndianGuy
Tue Feb 15, 2005 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Praful Patel Acknowledges Problem, Seeks Solutions
Replies: 38
Views: 3113

RE: Praful Patel Acknowledges Problem, Seeks Solutions

Big words from a small man! Rajdeep Sardesai wasnt too wrong in describing <acronym title="Jet Aviation Business Jets (Switzerland)">PP</acronym> as "Minister for Jet Airways". This is a man who is corrupt to the bone, ahving sold out to the Jet Airways and Boeing lobbies. Did you hear his excuse wh...

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by IndianGuy
Tue Feb 15, 2005 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Wants To Make HYD Hub?
Replies: 22
Views: 5010

RE: Jet Airways Wants To Make HYD Hub?

<I> a 1300 (or so about) dep to PNQ and a 1500 dep back to HYD is nowehere near useful as the earlier early morning/late evening timings. </I> The earlier HYD-PNQ schedule was much better with a 0810 arrival in PNQ and a 1900 dep ex PNQ. We could leave on Fri evening and come back on Mon morning or ...

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by IndianGuy
Tue Feb 15, 2005 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Adds Another Daily BOM-DXB Nonstop
Replies: 22
Views: 5521

RE: Air India Adds Another Daily BOM-DXB Nonstop

Karan: if you are talking about EK501 at 0530, well most pax on that flight seem to be headed to everywhere but <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym>: a hell lot of pax seemed to be headed for Tanzania and Africa, and even the other direction Aus/NZ!...

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by IndianGuy
Tue Feb 15, 2005 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upgrade Planned For New Delhi Airport (IGI)
Replies: 10
Views: 3918

RE: Upgrade Planned For New Delhi Airport (IGI)

Jaysit: Bitterness come so easily to your people now doesnt it? I mean just take a chill pill man! With capable people like Manmohan Singh and Chidambaram in charge the process of reforms is picking up pace again. And airport upgradation is an important part of infrastructure so it will et its due p...

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by IndianGuy
Mon Feb 14, 2005 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Long Before The Iranian Attack?
Replies: 52
Views: 2869

RE: How Long Before The Iranian Attack?


I don't think we are in a hurry to takeover Iran. We have to finish Iraq yet.


Aah! at long last the confession! So America did go into Iraq to "FINISH" off the country!

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by IndianGuy
Mon Feb 14, 2005 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Wants To Make HYD Hub?
Replies: 22
Views: 5010

RE: Jet Airways Wants To Make HYD Hub?

<I> How many airports in India have commercial service? </I> IC operates to 69 stations in India: the maximum of any carrier. Pretty much every city with commercial air service has IC operating to it. The exceptions are Diu (serviced by 9W with a daily ATR72-500 ex-BOM), Jolly Grant (Air Deccan, ATR...

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by IndianGuy
Mon Feb 14, 2005 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India To Introduce Chennai - USA Direct Flight
Replies: 37
Views: 16066

RE: Air India To Introduce Chennai - USA Direct Flight

Direct but not quite. The routing still takes pax through BOM. Aah! the "pleasures" of flying Indias national shame!

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by IndianGuy
Mon Feb 14, 2005 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Wants To Make HYD Hub?
Replies: 22
Views: 5010

RE: Jet Airways Wants To Make HYD Hub?

Sahara is weird! Their schedule published in all the local papers lists a new BOM-PNQ flight and they have published their fares for the same as well. The route map shows it as well. But their staff in their office say there is no flight on the route! The PNQ HYD flight now operates at a diferent ti...

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by IndianGuy
Fri Feb 11, 2005 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Airways Another LCC In India
Replies: 30
Views: 4950

RE: Royal Airways Another LCC In India

Pran and others who may be interested: Whats ur take on the 9W IPO? You guys investing?

Royal Airways stock was trading at 58-60 levels when i last checked. At what level had u made an entry?

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by IndianGuy
Fri Feb 11, 2005 11:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India Interested In Buying US Military Hardware
Replies: 11
Views: 4758

RE: India Interested In Buying US Military Hardware

L188: the problems were with the iitial batc of Sukhois

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by IndianGuy
Fri Feb 11, 2005 11:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India Interested In Buying US Military Hardware
Replies: 11
Views: 4758

RE: India Interested In Buying US Military Hardware

<I> If the Quality is equally good </I> We have been using Russian and French source military equipment in addition to our indegenous products for over 45 years now without much trouble. Our forces have fought 3 full-fledged wars, 2 large scale operations to bring peace to the neighbourhood (Pawan, ...

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by IndianGuy
Fri Feb 11, 2005 10:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed Wins Planes Deal With India
Replies: 39
Views: 5279

RE: Lockheed Wins Planes Deal With India

I dont think this news is worth any cheering. Has America given any guarantee that it would continue spares support for these aircraft even if we have to go to war tomorrow with Pakistan or if we finally get down to testing our ICBM Surya? America and their British friends have previously stopped su...

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by IndianGuy
Thu Feb 10, 2005 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express - Stunning
Replies: 90
Views: 9427

RE: Air India Express - Stunning

<I> keeing in mind that if <acronym title="Air India">AI</acronym> swallows <acronym title="Indian Airlines">IC</acronym>, they would have a nice short-haul 320 fleet </I> I would prefer it the other way around. That way <acronym title="Indian Airlines">IC</acronym> would have a long haul fleet for ...

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