Indian Air Force Conducts Special Operations At India’s Highest Dam For The First Time

A duck drops, parachute operation of military boats and special forces was carried out by the Indian Air Force for the first time in the country over the country’s highest dam for drills to use water bodies to infiltrate into the territory of the enemy and launch attacks on the bases of the enemy.

The supply of the Tehri dam in Uttarakhand was utilized for the activity by the Air Forces sword arm western air order for reenacting a water body going about as an outskirt amongst India and its neighboring nations, similar to the Pangong lake on the India-China fringe.

C-130J Super Hercules aircraft

The Indian Air Force used its C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from the Hindon airbase to drop a rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB). It was then followed by a team of Garud commandos. The Commandos used water body to launch attacks on enemy bases.

IAF’s Gagan Shakti conducted the largest war game ever and in this war game, western air command has put almost half of the effort to cover the areas from Siachen glacier with Pakistan and Eastern Ladakh in the north to the western deserts in Rajasthan.

Amid the war games led near the borders with China, the summon broadly utilized its armada for the fast organization of troops starting with one valley then onto the next.

Says the sources, “On Thursday, a fleet of eight Mi-17V5 medium-lift helicopters was used to rapidly deploy troops close to the Nyoma airbase in one such drill, a few kilometers from China border in Ladakh and Tangste valley at an altitude of 13,500 feet.”

It was a practice session on the border of China to fight a close war with enemy forces situated at high altitudes. Amid the drill, C-130J Super Hercules was used to drop the special forces at low heights to the ground in a window of 30 seconds to a minute. It enabled them to be hidden from the enemy.

MiG-29

Air defence fighter MiG-29 provided protection to the transport planes and helicopters. In another high-voltage activity, the Gaggal airplane terminal near Dharamshala was simulated as an adversary neglected propelled landing ground.

According to the sources, “Using the disused airfield to send across more troops into the enemy territory, the small team of 14 heavily armed Garud commandos first neutralized the enemy guards based there under the cover of darkness and then signaled the troops at the rear to enter and launch attacks.”

War exercise Gagan Shakti 2018

At around early morning, the whole operation was carried out for catching the enemy and within 30 minutes, the whole airfield was sanitized. Then, a high-tech communication equipment to signal the C-130Js and Antonov-32s was used by Garuds to start in their territory.

After receiving the signal to start, the C-130J instantly took off the operation to complete an attack arrival at the captured airbase and drop most extreme conceivable troops there.

The drills would help the powers to be better arranged for handling comparative circumstances later on. Amid the drills, the Air Force additionally completed landing and departure of its planes, for example, the Su-30MKI and whatever is left of the armada from the new propelled landing grounds arranged by the power in Arunachal Pradesh and different regions in the northeastern states.

Woman ISI Agent’s Used Facebook As A Medium To Get Connected With Indian Armed Forces Personnel

  • In a shocking turn of event, the social media platform Facebook friends list of a woman ISI agent has been found filled with nearly four dozen officers from the Indian Army, Navy and Airforce which shockingly includes senior police officers also. Haryana CID officials have traced the account of a woman ISI agent.

A 22-year-old Indian boy Gaurav Sharma has been honey trapped by woman agent named Amrita Ahluwalia. She obtained sensitive information about Indian defence forces from Sharma. The young man was arrested lately.

The Facebook friend-list of Amrita Ahluwalia contains three colonels, three majors, a captain, a commander, a sergeant, a lieutenant-general, an NDA trainee, and a jail superintendent in Jammu and Kashmir.

The friend list of Ahluwalia also includes a Haryana government officials, politicians, businessmen, and teachers. Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Punjab are various states where these officers are posted. Although, the names of these officers haven’t been revealed as an investigation is under process.

The Facebook profile of woman ISI agent describes her as a resident of Chandigarh who is currently living in New Delhi. There are 145 friends in her friend list including the high profile officers. She has acquired sensitive information from Sharma by convincing him to spy for her. However, it isn’t clear whether she was able to honey-trap each one of her online acquaintances.

After the capture, Sharma admitted that he kept an eye on 18 enrollment drives of the Indian Army. Amazingly, he could live-stream four of these drives to ISI handlers in Pakistan by means of Facebook Live. He told police he was guaranteed Rs 10 lakh from his handlers in Pakistan, yet hasn’t gotten any cash from them.

According to the sources, Ahluwalia had three Facebook IDs through which she communicates with Gaurav Sharma. She became a close acquaintance with Sharma, the child of a retired Army jawan, and baited him into spying through sex visit on Facebook and WhatsApp. She additionally offered him cash. Gaurav’s Facebook timeline demonstrates various delicate photos. Some of them indicate him in military vehicles, while the others demonstrate him inside armed force bases.

 

Gaurav Sharma was captured last Sunday and was remanded to four days in police remand. The court expanded his police authority by two more days. He attempted to crush his cell phone at the time of the capture, however, it was confiscated by the police and sent for scientific examination to a lab in Gurgaon.

On Tuesday, Amrita Ahluwalia sent a text to Sharma, however, blocked him as he was captured. Police are endeavoring to recoup information from his cellphone, and want to get more leads.

“Happy Hunting” : Indian Navy trolls China Navy On Twitter Over Presence In Indian Ocean

At a time when Indian Air force is rehearsing war time maneuvres over the Indian ocean under exercise Gagan Shakti 2018 with its Sukhoi-30 and Jaguar aircraft, Indian Navy sent a clever but powerful message through its tweets to the Chinese Navy : You are being watched in the Indian Ocean region.

The tweets were posted with the photos of the Chinese anti-piracy vessels from the Indian Navy twitter handle.

#[email protected] extends a warm welcome to the 29th piracy escort force (APEF) of the PLA(N) in the Indian ocean region(IOR) Happy Hunting.”

According to the Indian Navy, China has used anti piracy patrols and freedom of navigation as the reason for its increasing presence in the Indian ocean. It has naval base in Djibouti and is building the Gwadar Port in Pakistan, strategically at the mouth of the Persian gulf.

“The task force left the Chinese port of Zhoushan on April 4 for the Gulf of Aden to carry out anti piracy missions off the Somali Coast. It consists of 700 officers and soldiers, dozens of special operation soldiers, and two helicopters on board,” according to the report on the PLA’s official website.

Half an hour later,the Indian Navy again tweeted by putting out a map of the Indian ocean region reinforcing how a fleet of 50 combat ready Indian warships was carrying out round the clock surveillance of the area.

In October 2017 that navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba approved to the mission based deployment pattern to position combat ready warships and aircraft along critical sea lanes of communications and choke points in the Indian ocean region. Amid growing sightings of Chinese naval assets,including submarines, destroyers and intelligence gathering vessels, Navy chief ordered the scaling up the Navy’s maritime footprints.

While China has sent a group of small ships  prevent India from intervening in the Maldives and signal its support for President Abdulla Yameen. This tweet has showcase the improved Maritime Domain Awareness Capabilities of Indian forces.

In a War Scenario, India can send double the number of Fighter Jets than Pakistan

Indian Air Force is currently under the ongoing training exercise ‘Gagan Shakti’ and IAF has faith that the exercise can put out double the number of fighter aircraft in combat compared to the Air Force of Pakistan if any situation arises in the future.

The IAF Chief, Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa said that the IAF has achieved unprecedented serviceability levels of 80% for its fighter aircraft during the exercise Gagan Shakti. In his interview to Indian Express, he stated, “full credit goes to our engineers that we have built up the serviceability of fighter aircraft to 80%, compared to a target of 75%, and a dispatch reliability of more than 95% during Gagan Shakti exercise.”

IAF chief Birender Singh Dhanoa

Indian Air Force with its old aircraft and unavailability of spares has wrestled to maintain high serviceability levels. It has struggled to maintain a greater number of its fighter aircraft available for operations. IAF has the ability to make the number of useful planes through its dispatch reliability, a figure that has diminished in times of peace.

As per the sources of IAf, “They demonstrated IAF’s capability to overwhelm the Pakistan Air Force by bringing double their number of fighter aircraft in combat, and that too with significantly higher throw weight”.

Most Dangerous Fighter Aircrafts Currently in Service

It is estimated that Pakistan has the ability to put out 260 aircraft into combat as it has 70% serviceability for its 371 fighter jets, also Pakistan has lesser stamina and capability than Indian Air Force, their counterparts.

On the other hand, for PLAAF (China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force), the sources revealed that the IAF had demonstrated its ability to inspect PLAAF from the spreading areas that reduce the probability of it being hit by Chinese missile attack. However, PLAAF has a great supremacy in the number of fighter planes but their ability to work them is limited by the geography of Tibet.

IAF’s eighth Sukhoi SU-30 combat jet squadron

When we look at the strength of IAF, it has 31 fighter squadrons against an authorization of 42 squadrons. The sources acknowledged that this reduction plays a decisive role because after eight months of continuous effort this high serviceability and dispatching reliability levels have been achieved.

It may be difficult for the IAF to repeat these numbers if they have been asked to go into combat with very little information. Most analysts believe that there can be a future military conflict involving India at very short notice. To kick off the IAF from peace places and to give great superiority in this scenario, a lot of fighter squadrons will be required.

Pakistan’s JF-17 Block-IIIs

With exercise Gagan Shakti, it has been cleared that the IAF can do long-range sorties where fighter aircraft taking off from bases in western and southern India and it can hit targets 3,000 km away. The exercise was not about to learn tactical lessons but is to focus on checking logistics stamina to build up and keep the high serviceability levels. This confirms the operating time and effort taken to rotate the fighter aircraft.

According to Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa, “This has happened due to support of the defense ministry and because of close cooperation with public sector units such as HAL and BEL. I have said it at the recent Defence Expo in Chennai and personally thanked HAL Chairperson Dr. T Suvarna Raju for the tremendous support HAL has given for the buildup of this serviceability.”

Missing Indian Army Soldier alleged to join Hizubil Mujahideen, Say Reports

An Indian army soldier, resident of Kashmir has been since last Saturday. Speculations are high that he has joined terror group Hizubil Mujahideen after a picture of him has been released in terror outfit of holding an AK-47.

Mir Idrees Sultan is a sepoy with Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry. He had arrived in his home village in South Kashmir’s Shopian on 12th April, and has been missing since April 14. His father, Muhammed Sultan Mir, contacted local police to file the missing report on Monday morning.

According to Public Trust of India, Police official confirmed that he has join the terror group with two local youths although Cops had not made this part of the formal paperwork. Army has also been informed about the case registered.

Mir Idrees Sultan had been posted in Bihar’s Katihar and about to get posting in Jharkhand. It is reported that he was not happy with the move.

The picture that had been released by Hizbul Mujahideen shows Mir with an AK-47, and contain details written across the image in green text. The text identifies him and say he is a BSc 2nd year. Security agencies said that educational qualification of anyone who has received even a day past a school education is a recruiting tool. It also said that Mir is an army soldier his pic is likely to keep turning up in recruitment and Propaganda materials of terror outfit.

Indian army soldiers patrol near the site of a gunbattle with suspected rebels in Bungham village, northwest of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015. Indian government forces killed a suspected rebel in a gunbattle Wednesday in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, officials said. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

Police said that they are investigating his phone records and other details to know that if he was in touch with anyone with terror links. The Army maintains him “missing” and has no confirmation that he has joined any terror group. According to Indian army this 23 year old army man was on leave since since April 7.