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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

LCA Tested In Jamnagar

Indian Air Force moved one stepped further for the induction of the Light Combat Aircraft.  Light Combat Aircraft will be introduced in the Indian Air Force by the end of 2010.

Jamnagar witnessed the five-week trials of a pair of LCA fighters, The LCA successfully demonstrated its ability to tackle targets designated visually by the pilot.

Next Phase will be to test the LCA on-board navigation and computers simulated target attacks.

National Flight Test Centre , DRDO conducted these five-week trials.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

IAF upgrading Jamnagar Air Base : China / Pakistan Effect

The Indian Air Force (IAF) will upgraded MIG -29 squadrons based at Jamnagar soon, along with IAF, Indian Army will alo add muscle power in Jamnagar area.

IAF is considering to add Sukhoi squadron in Jamnagar, however officials denies the report that Jamnagar will be equipped with Sukhoi-30s

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

President Pratibha Patil - Visiting Dwarka

President Pratibha Patil's is visiting Dwarka and nearby places starting October 2.

Jamnagar Authorities are doing everything it takes to make this event success, a temporary helipad is also planned near the Dwarka temple.

13 rooms of Dwarka circuit house have new air-conditioners, Indian Army, Navy and Airforce Cheifs will welcome her on her arrival.

President Pratibha Patil's  will visit all the temples of Dwarka and after lunch, she will leave for Sasan Gir for a Lion Safari.

Police staff of around 1000 personnel are deployed in Dwarka, including Range IG police, SP's, DySPs etc.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Falcon AWACS lands in Jamnagar

Three Falcon combat aircraft equipped with airborne early warning command control system (AWACS) landed at the IAF Jammnagar on Monday morning from Ben Gurion airport of Israel via Eilat.

These aircraft has a capacity to search enemy missiles and the ability to strike at enemy territory without infringing it.

Falcons are due for induction in IAF on May 27, one-and-a-half year late than the stipulated time due to technical problems. These aircrafts were purchased by India at an approximate cost of Rs 5,000 crore and has one of the most powerful surveillance systems.

AWACS fitted in Falcon is like a permanent dome on the top of the aircraft. These aircrafts were bought as part of tripartite agreement among India, Israel and Russia. Defence ministry sources said with the induction of this state-of-the-art warplanes, IAF's sky surveillance would become unparalleled.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

IAF - AWACS Reaching Jamnagar

First of the three Indian Air Force (IAF) Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) will finally arrive in Jamnagar on May 25.

AWACS will be fitted on IL-767 frame and will reach Jamnagar on Monday, May 25th. This will be maiden flight of AWACS from Israel, where it was built.

The AWACS, known as an eye in the sky, has a radar that could help in detecting even cruise missiles or aircraft at ranges much beyond the capabilties of present systems, it also collacts information about troop movements and missile launches on ground and even intercept highly secured communication networks of the enemy.

AWACS operation headquarter is from Agra.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Jamnagar Election 2009 - Road Nahin to Vote Nahin

According to first unofficial average of 40-42 per cent voting on Thursday was observed in Jamnagar.

In one of the interesting news, around 1,600 voters in Dhichada village on the outskirts of Jamnagar boycotted elections to protest their long pending demand of construction of an approach road from highway to the village.

Vice sarpanch Arvind Mathhad said despite repeated representations to political leaders and senior government officials, the village is being neglected. People in surrounding Air Force area, Jamnagar and air port have modern roads but authorities are intentionally ignoring the village.

SS Yadav, a villager, said people in the hamlet unanimously decided last night to boycott polls with a slogan "Road nahi to vote nahi".

Jamnagar District collector VP Patel confirmed that the villagers didn't vote.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Saat Rasta Makeover Plans

Jamnagar Municipal Corporation (JMC) has announced its plans to spend around Rs 1.5 crore on the development of Saat Rasta traffic junction.
This reformed road will lead from Samarpan entry to Gulabnagar conceptualised on built on operate' (BOT) basis.

A life-size statue of Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi will be installed at the circle, a junction of seven roads: Khabhalia Road, Janata Society Road, ST Station Road, Indira Marg, Bhidbhanjan Road, Air Force Road and Samarpan Entry Road.

The proposed seating arrangement at the circle for people will help unwind themselves and promises to become a recreational point. Earlier, there used to be a fountain at the point, built by Jamnagar Commerical Co-operative Bank. However, it had to be removed due to underground drainage work. Now, the JMC plans a huge circle in a grand makeover plan for the area.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

IAF - Russian MIG-29 Fleet Grounding issue

As Russia is re-designing its defense system and making fundamental changes in air-defense, India is taking few gasps.
Russia has decided to largely grounded MiG-29 fleet, On the other hand Indian Air Force has decided not to ground its own MiG-29 squadrons for the moment.

Senior IAF officer explained that Mig-29 will continue to fly from airbases at Halwara and Jamnagar, he also emphasized the MIG-29 importance in coastal airbases of Jamnagar. Jamnagar is biggest airbase that is hosting MIG-29 fleets, MIG-29 are "all-weather air-superiority" fighters that constitute a critical element of India's "air defense capabilities" along the western front.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Jamnagar Business Unit's Security Meeting held

As tension between India and Pakistan rises, Jamnagar is holding tight on security.
Business estabishments across district meet up yesterday to discuss the issue, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) organised this meeting at Reliance Refinery in Moti Khavdi.
Representatives from RPL, IOC, Essar, GAIL, district police, Coast Guard, IAF  and officials from state and central IB were present in the meeting.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

IAF Jamnagar - Mock Hijack call

A call mentioned that a A hijacked aircraft had landed at the Indian Air Force (IAF) base here on Saturday afternoon.

However, it was only a mock drill.

ATC Informed Jamnagar district collector V P Patel of the "Hijack" incident, soon hoards of police, fire brigade personnel and army men in trucks,ambulances rushed to the IAF base airport near Jamnagar.

IAF spokesman said that there are very few Anti Aircraft firing range in India, and most important is located in Jamnagar.

When it turned out to be a mock drill, everyone got relieved.


Friday, December 12, 2008

Jamnagar - Frequent quake like blasts heard

Frequent quake blast heard near Jamnagar,

Jamnagar - Jodia area is experiencing frequent quake , blasts

However Jamnagar Air Force confirmed that blasts are a part of a routine exercises

Retired Navy , Coast Guard may get offer from Gujarat Govt.

Gujarat government is looking for Ex-defense personnel to maintain coastal security.

Govt. could recruit retired Navy and Coast Guard personnel to keep a strict vigil on the 1,600-km long coastline along the state.

Many of these retired personnel are live in the coastal towns of Jamnagar, Porbandar and Veraval.


Monday, November 24, 2008

Jamnagar IAF Personnel's wife raped in Hariyana

Indian Army's Western Command is in news now.

Wife of a IAF personnel currently deported at Jamnagar raped by two medical attendants at the Army Western Command hospital in Haryana's Panchkula district.

Victim went to the hospital to see one of her relatives who was admitted in the hospital.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

10 Dead -25 Injured in Boat Capsizing

At least 10 People were killed when a boat carrying around 50 people capsized and sank near Bedi. The accident occur ed at around 11.00 AM.
All the passengers were on their way to Pir Dargah (Khwaja Khizer Alaihisalaam) located on Pirotan Island, which is around 23 KM away from Bedi Port. Local fisherman started the rescue work which was later taken up by Jamnagar Fire Brigade and Gujarat Maritime Board.

Around 25 other were injured and are under treatment at Jamnagar's Guru Gobind Singh (Irwin) Hospital.


Sunday, September 14, 2008

Stray Bullet Killed Innocent

A man who was standing outside his house in Dared, Jamnagar was killed by a stray bullet.

It is believed that the bullet came from a nearby army firing range.

In the firing range army and navy personnel were practicing, the bullet hit on his chest and killed him on the spot.

Monday, September 1, 2008


On Monday , A MiG-29 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force (IAF) Jamnagar crashed into the Arabian Sea during a training sortie,
The pilot ejected and was safe, The Indian Navy divers from INS Valsura are deployed to the accident location to take out the flight data recorder from the sea.

The IAF has suffered six crashes this year. And this is the fifth MiG-29 crash since 2006, earlier crashes involved one MiG-27, two MiG-21s, an Advanced Jet Trainer Hawk and a Kiran trainer.
One pilot was killed in one of crash.

The MiG-29, from the 28 Squadron of IAF, had taken off from the Jamnagar air base, aircraft crashed at 50 km west of Jamnagar at about 12.00 a.m,

An inquiry has been ordered into the accident.

It is to note that this is the third MIG accident in last 3 years

Monday, August 4, 2008

Air Chief Marshal - Jamnagar Visit

On Friday, The Chief of Indian Air Force - Air Chief Marshal FH Major arrived at Jamnagar Air Force Station.

Air chief is vising Jamnagar for the first time,  and is being accompanied by wife Zareen Major.

On his two-day tour he will visit Squadrons, and will address Air force staff.

Jamnagar News

Monday, May 5, 2008

IAF Jamnagar Officers Social Networking Act

Social Networking sites are proving hazardous to Indian defense System,

Recently IAF Jamnagar's pilot was questioned when he uploaded some of private pictures while posing with MIG Airplanes in front of IAF MIG Airbase.

IAF Jamnagar officials have asked the military intelligence to perform a background check on the said officer.

An MEA official quotted this as a serious concern, and updated that if things are not corrected this could be a major Security Concern for India.

Jamnagar News

Monday, April 28, 2008

Vice Admiral visited Jamnagar

Vice Admiral B.K.Kaul (AVSM) recently visited Jamnagar,

He was at the "Pass Out Parade" of 44 officers of Electrical Specialization course at Valsura facilities Of Indian Navy.

Jamnagar News

Friday, February 15, 2008

Jamnagar - Two More Squadron for IAF Jamnagar

In a not a surprise step, The Indian Air Force (IAF) started shifting all the three fighter jet squadrons based in Pune's Lohegaon air base which includes  one Jaguar (18 fighters) and two Sukhoi 30 MKI (36 fighters) squadrons

The Jaguar squadron has been permanently shifted to the IAF's Jamnagar base.

One of the two Sukhoi squadrons is likely to return to lohegaon once the repair work gets completed.

IAF explained that although Number 30 of Sukhoi Squadron to Jamnagar that might be the one to come back..

some one said that the existing squadron in Jamnagar is for maritime defence and patrolling. The new squadron will be for air defence over land.


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