FLASH NEWS: For the first time, the Tejas LCA will be displayed during India's Republic Day march-past on 26th January! - Broadsword by Ajai Shukla - Strategy. Economics. Stuff.

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Thursday, 21 January 2010

FLASH NEWS: For the first time, the Tejas LCA will be displayed during India's Republic Day march-past on 26th January!




23 comments:

  1. Merely displayed or will it fly past the parade ?

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  2. Thanks a very good news! It will inspire many.

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  3. Ajai Sir,

    Is it going to do a flypast?

    Or, will it just be displayed on a vehicle?

    What ever, it is its good news.

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  4. Bingo!!!!!!!!!

    Let us show the Smaug our Elephant!

    But wait... will that be a model made of cardboard or flying Tejas.

    I will never excuse Babus and politicos if they roll out that stupid cardboard trolleys representing states.

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  5. Shukla, thanks for sharing this news. Makes ones chest swell with pride regardless of all the negative news that one hears so often. I hope HAL Tejas takes on the mantle soon from the light-weight fighter of another era - HAL Gnat and earns its own sobriquet. Thanks once again! Jai Hind!

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  6. Will it be a part of fly past or dummy on a tow truck? Please confirm.

    Thanks!

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  7. Good news, it would be great day for the people who were involved in the development,to see there baby flying on a Republic Day Parade. Hope to see LCA being inducted into IAF in large numbers

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  8. Displayed or flown ? real Aircraft or a Model ?

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  9. Hope the LCA display is an ariel one and not static on a truck.

    The LCA should do more than just a flypast. It should showcase the ability of ADA, DRDO, HAL and other institutions in its development by doing at least a few aerobatic stunts to Indians and to the world at large.

    It would really inspire the present and future generations to have faith in Indian capabilities.

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  10. Ajai ,

    Since last couple of days , the LCA is making a lot of aerial passes , as if practicing moves for some aero-show
    With this news from you , it seems we are going to see LCA flypast the rajpath this Rday

    PS : 100m from HAL airport runway ( BLR )

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  11. Clap clap
    The roar of Tejas over Rajpath.

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  12. Ok, it will be a dummy. There will be no fly past read it on chinndits.

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  13. It will be what is called a mock-up. If it were flying past, it would have had to take part in all the rehearsals.

    And since it seems like there will be no fly-past (fog is playing spoiler), a mock-up has a better chance of making it on parade!!

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  14. Sorry, I just assumed that people who visited this blog knew that a single-engined fighter was not permitted to participate in fly-pasts and aerobatics over Delhi.

    Well, now you know!

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  15. Finally LCH will fly on 2nd Feb as per HAL Boss

    http://www.mynews.in/News/HAL_to_flight_test_LCH_prototype_next_month_N36065.html

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  16. No sir!

    I didn't know that!

    Mostly because my Madarsa education didn't involve such details. :-)

    Makes complete sense because I have never seen the Mirage-2000 or the Mig-21 Bison in a Repblic day fly past either.
    I guess its for security purposes, because in a twin engined plane if an engine shuts down it can still fly with the other engine. A single engined, aerodynamically unstable plane will fall right out of the sky!

    Thanks for the Info.

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  17. Well then! Hope they rustle up a few bullock carts and pull the Tejas down Rajpath.

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  18. Sir, about your last comment, that a single engined plane can't do a fly-past over rajpath. Do you mean that Tejas will not do a fly-past over Rajpath, ever?

    Does that also mean that the Mig-21 Bison and the M2K will also not participate in the fly-past from now on?

    When was this restiction placed?

    Because there are pictures and videos of Mystere, Mirage and Mig-21 doing fly-past over Rajpath.

    Please, explain.

    Thank You.

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  19. " Broadsword said...

    Sorry, I just assumed that people who visited this blog knew that a single-engined fighter was not permitted to participate in fly-pasts and aerobatics over Delhi.

    Well, now you know!

    23 January 2010 13:03"

    May be the folks visiting your blog are not that dumb to simply recall the past flyby`s of MIG-21 and every year aerobatic displays by surya kiran aerobatic team. I wonder if they got some virtual secondary engine display on the pilots hud :O

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  20. Ajai

    Single engined fighters have made flypasts over the Rajpath on a number of occasions. There are a number of pictures on the web showing that. I am surprised by your comment. If this is true, then it has to be a recent rule that most, including me, are definitely not aware of.

    And though i cannot say for sure about the future, it will be slightly weird if India's own indigenous fighter is never allowed to be a part of the flypasts after it has gained operational clearance in 2010. The same would also apply to the MRCA if we buy a single engined one (After having spent $ 10-12 Billion)!!

    Regards
    Robin

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  21. Anony of 25th Jan, I hope you are smart enough the realize that Kiran is not a FIGHTER aircraft.

    But, my Question remains unanswered :-(

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  22. Please clear the doubts expressed here Ajai!!

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