Friday 31 May 2024

Guardians of the sky!


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Guardians of the sky!

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The Indian Air Force, with highly trained crews, pilots, and access to modern military assets provides India with the capacity to provide rapid response, evacuation, search-and-rescue (SAR) operations, and delivery of relief supplies to affected areas via cargo aircraft. The IAF provided extensive assistance to relief operations during natural calamities such as the Gujarat cyclone in 1998, the tsunami in 2004, and the North India floods in 2013......

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The Indian Air Force is the air arm of the Indian Armed Forces. Its primary mission is to secure Indian airspace and to conduct aerial warfare during armed conflicts. India salutes the mighty guardians of the sky who keep vigil throughout the day and night to keep our nation safe from any danger or enemy attack from the sky. Here are some interesting and fascinating facts about the Indian Air Force.

October 8 is celebrated as Air Force Day because on this day in 1932, India’s Air Force was officially raised as the supporting force of the British Royal Air Force. India’s first operational squadron came into being in April 1933. After India gained independence from United Kingdom in 1947, the name Royal Indian Air Force was kept, and served in the name of the Dominion of India. With the transition to a republic in 1950, the prefix Royal was removed.

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From 6 RAF-trained officers and 19 Havai Sepoys (air soldiers) back in 1933, IAF is ranked fourth largest operational air force in the world with a strength of around 1,70,000 personnel and over 1,500 aircraft. Only the USA, China, and Russia are ahead of India. Indian Air Force is the fourth largest air force in the world. The motto of IAF is Nabha Sparsham Deeptam, which translates from Sanskrit, meaning Touch the sky with Glory. The motto has been taken from the 11th chapter of the Bhagvad Gita and the force tries to live up to this motto.

Air Marshal Padmavathy Bandopadhyay became the first Indian woman to be Air Marshal of the IAF and the second military servicewoman to rise to the three-star rank. She has written a book about her service years called The Lady in Blue: The Memoirs of India’s First Lady Air Marshal. Presently women are seen in different departments, including  women fighter pilots.

IAF landed the C-130J Super Hercules plane at Daulat Beg Oldie airstrip in Ladakh, which is the world’s highest airstrip. With this, IAF created the record for the highest landing by an aircraft of this class at a height of 16,614 feet above sea level.

IAF achieved another feat by airlifting a record number of around 20,000 civilians during Operation Rahat, during the floods in Uttarakhand in 2013. In a matter of 65 days, the IAF airlifted 23,892 civilians and carried 797.589 T of valuable relief material. Apart from this the air force has participated in rescue mission, helped in disasters and provided relief in remote areas.

The Tajik Connection: Gissar Military Aerodrome (GMA) is India’s first overseas base and is located west of the Tajik capital, Dushanbe. It is jointly managed by India and Tajikistan. The airbase was recently used by the IAF to evacuate Indian and Nepalese nationals from Afghanistan in the aftermath of the Taliban takeover of Kabul. This is a strategic air base for India.

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Since 1950, the IAF has been involved in four wars with neighbouring Pakistan. Other major operations undertaken by the IAF include Operation Vijay, Operation Meghdoot, Operation Cactus, and Operation Poomalai. The IAF's mission expands beyond engagement with hostile forces, with the IAF participating in United Nations peacekeeping missions. Here one should remember that Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon is the only IAF officer to receive the Param Vir Chakra, the highest military bravery award. He was posthumously awarded for the bravery and valor that he portrayed while defending the Srinagar Air Base during the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971. He was martyred at the age of 28.

The President of India holds the rank of Supreme Commander of the IAF. As of July 1, 2017, 1,70,576 personnel are in service with the Indian Air Force. The Chief of the Air Staff, an air chief marshal, is a four-star officer and is responsible for the bulk of operational command for the Air Force. There is never more than one serving ACM at any given time in the IAF. The rank of Marshal of the Air Force has been conferred by the President of India on one occasion in history, to Arjan Singh. On January 26, 2002, Singh became the first and, so far, only five-star rank officer of the IAF.

The Indian Air Force, with highly trained crews, pilots, and access to modern military assets provides India with the capacity to provide rapid response, evacuation, search-and-rescue (SAR) operations, and delivery of relief supplies to affected areas via cargo aircraft. The IAF provided extensive assistance to relief operations during natural calamities such as the Gujarat cyclone in 1998, the tsunami in 2004, and the North India floods in 2013. The IAF has also undertaken relief missions such as Operation Rainbow in Sri Lanka.

IAF bears the responsibility of safeguarding Indian airspace and thus furthering national interests in conjunction with the other branches of the armed forces. The IAF provides close air support to the Indian Army troops on the battlefield as well as strategic and tactical airlift capabilities. The Integrated Space Cell is operated by the Indian Armed Forces, the civilian Department of Space, and the Indian Space Research Organisation. By uniting the civilian run space exploration organizations and the military faculty under a single Integrated Space Cell, the military is able to efficiently benefit from innovation in the civilian sector of space exploration, and the civilian departments benefit as well.

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Revamped Tejas Mk 1A, ready for takeoff

Tejas is in the news again. First batch of 16 revamped Tejas to serve IAF. The Tejas Mark-1A Fighter Aircraft takes flight from the Hindustan Aeronautics facility in Bengaluru to protect the nation.

 With the Indian Air Force (IAF) having placed a Rs 48,000 crore order for 83 indigenous Tejas Mark 1A light combat aircraft (LCA) from Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) in February 2021, the Bengaluru-headquartered aerospace manufacturer is gearing up to deliver the first improved variant of the fighter this year.

With the first Tejas Mark 1A fighter having successfully test-flown in March, HAL’s chief says the first delivery will be completed "in the next few months." Thereafter, the production of 180 Tejas Mark 1A fighters and successive variants will generate the bulk of HAL’s income for the foreseeable future. Finally, we will get to see Tejas in action. A made-in-India fighter in the sky!

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Saturday 18 May 2024

Do you know about Sealand?



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Do you know about Sealand?

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In 1975, Bates introduced a constitution for Sealand, followed by a national flag, a national anthem, a currency, passports, and an immigration stamp, all the features of an independent country.....

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I bet most of you have not heard about Sealand. It’s considered to be the tiniest country on Earth. The Principality of Sealand is a micronation on HM Fort Roughs, an offshore platform in the North Sea approximately 12 kilometers off the coast of Suffolk, England. Roughs Tower was occupied in February and August 1965 by Jack Moore and his daughter Jane, squatting on behalf of the pirate station Wonderful Radio London.

On 2 September 1967, the fort was occupied by Major Paddy Roy Bates, a British citizen who was the owner of a pirate radio, who ejected the competing group of pirate broadcasters. Bates intended to broadcast his pirate radio station, called Radio Essex, from the platform. Despite having the necessary equipment, he never began broadcasting. Bates declared the independence of Roughs Tower and deemed it the Principality of Sealand, an independent entity.

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In 1968, British workmen entered what Bates claimed to be his territorial waters to service a navigational buoy near the platform. Michael Bates (son of Paddy Roy Bates) tried to scare the workmen off by firing warning shots from the fort. As Bates was a British subject at the time, he was summoned to court in England on firearms charges following the incident. The court ruled that the platform (which Bates was now calling Sealand) was outside British territorial limits, being beyond the 3-nautical-mile (6 km) limit which then applied to the country's waters. As a result, the case could not proceed as it was not within British jurisdiction. Bates considers this Sealand's first instance of de facto recognition.

In 1975, Bates introduced a constitution for Sealand, followed by a national flag, a national anthem, a currency, passports, and an immigration stamp, all the features required for an independent country. Sealand, is the smallest nation in the world. It is located 12 kilometers off the eastern shore of Britain. As the name suggests, this platform nation is surrounded by water on all sides. Officially known as the Principality of Sealand, the nation is spread across 550 square meters and home to merely 27 people.

During World War II, the British government built several fortress islands in the North Sea to defend its coasts from German invaders, and among these islands was Roughs Tower, now known as the Principality of Sealand. In the early 1960s, a British army official, Roy Bates, established a radio station, situated offshore on an abandoned ex-naval fort named Knock John, in an attempt to bypass the broadcasting restrictions of the BBC. However, he was soon embroiled in a legal battle with the UK government that questioned the legality of the occupation of the fort. Bates lost the case against the British government, as it was ruled that Knock John fell under UK jurisdiction.

Learning from the ruling, Bates occupied Roughs Tower, which was identical to Knock John, but fell outside of the 3-mile limit to which the UK jurisdiction extended. He then declared it an independent state of Sealand. The statehood of the smallest nation has faced challenges posed by the UK forces, the Germans, and even the Dutch, but the small nation has emerged victorious in protecting itself each time. In 1975, Prince Roy proclaimed the Constitution of the Principality of Sealand. Gradually, other national treasures were also developed, like its national anthem, stamps, and gold and silver coins. Principality of Sealand passports were also produced and issued to many of those who contributed to the formation of the nation.

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Sealand claims to have achieved the status of being one of the most environmentally friendly countries on Earth. It states that 99.9% of its electricity is from renewables, using a combination of wind turbines and solar panels. It was more or less self-sufficient and they believed in being an independent principality. Bates and his associates have repelled incursions from vessels from rival pirate radio stations and the U.K.'s royal navy using firearms and petrol bombs. In 1987, the United Kingdom extended its territorial waters to 12 nautical miles, which places the platform in British territory.

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Oil found in Goa?

I went to meet my friend Gomes, whom we in fun would call - Go Patrao. He was enjoying his evening peg, feni as usual. He invited me to join. Didn't want to disappoint him, and agreed for a peg.

During our casual talk about mundane subjects, the talk veered to politics and rain. I told him, Goa is still riddled with potholes and some areas have been dug up since long. He immediately smiled and said, it's a sign of progress and prosperity.

I didn't understand, he quickly added, Goa will be richer than Dubai. You and me will be richer. Everyone knows it, how come you're not aware. I gave him a surprised look. He said, some time ago, an expert said, underneath Goa there's oil. So, you have holes and potholes with people desperately looking for the oil.

Another expert said, there's a lost civilization underneath. Hence all the digging to find them. All want to know who were those guys who taught Goans, take it easy and chalta hai!

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During Apollo Mission:

Just as Neil Armstrong landed on the surface of the moon. As he stepped out, he curiously looked around. He heard, 'chai, chai.'

He looked the other side. He heard,’tyre puncture repair.’

Armstrong turned around & asked, 'who r u?'

He replied, I from God's own country!

 'We from Kerala, we simbly came here!'

Armstrong was dejected, his dream of being the first man to step on moon was lost.

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Wednesday 24 April 2024

The Facts of Dal Lake


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The Facts of Dal Lake

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The lake is located within a catchment area covering 316 square kilometers in the Zabarwan mountain valley, at the foothills of the Shankaracharya Hill, which surrounds it on three sides. The lake, which lies to the east and north of Srinagar city, covers an area of 18 square km, although including the floating gardens of lotus flowers, it is around 22 square km.....

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Since Jammu & Kashmir has been open to tourists, of the numerous tourist spots, Dal Lake is the main attraction in Kashmir for tourists and visitors. The tourists from all over India and around the world flock to Dal Lake to see, feel and enjoy the panoramic beauty, the romance, the Shikara rides on the calm water, or to spend a few days on the houseboats. One should experience a stay here and enjoy the local cuisine and environment to soak in the Kashmir atmosphere. The added attraction is the floating market that sells wares like carpets, shawls, mufflers, dresses, toys, handicrafts, kawa tea, dry fruits, and many other local items. There are many big floating shops and emporiums selling various items of interest to tourists.

Dal is a lake in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. It is an urban lake, the second largest lake in Jammu and Kashmir, and the most visited place in Srinagar by tourists and locals. It is integral to tourism and recreation in the Kashmir Valley and is variously known as the Lake of Flowers, Jewel in the Crown of Kashmir, or Srinagar's Jewel. The lake is also an important source for commercial activity and source of income for the locals, including fishing and water plant harvesting. Tourist boom helps the Kashmiris. Many consider the Shikara rides quite romantic, like the Hindi movies hero and heroines romancing on the lake, shot here many years ago, like Kashmir Ki Kali, Jab Jab Phool Khile and others. Apart from the romance, let us delve into the history and facts of Dal Lake.

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The shore line of the lake is about 15.5 km, encompassed by a boulevard lined with Mughal era gardens, parks, houseboats, and hotels. Scenic views of the lake can be witnessed from the shoreline. Mughal gardens, such as Shalimar Bagh and Nishat Bagh, built during the reign of Mughal Emperor Jahangir, and from houseboats, cruising along the lake is the small and colorful shikaras. During the winter season, the temperature can sometimes reach as low as -11 °C, freezing the lake water. Everything comes to a standstill.

The lake covers an area of 18 square km and is part of a natural wetland which covers 21.1 square km, including its floating gardens. The floating gardens, known as Rad in Kashmiri, blossom with lotus flowers during July and August. The wetland is divided by causeways into four basins: Gagribal, Lokut Dal, Bod Dal, and Nigeen (although Nigeen is also considered as an independent lake). Lokut Dal and Bod Dal each have an island in the center known as Rupa Lank (or Char Chinari) and Sona Lank, respectively.

At present, the Dal and the Mughal gardens on its periphery are undergoing intensive restoration measures to fully address the serious problems experienced by the lake. Massive investments of approximately ₹ 11 billion are being made by the Government of India to restore the lake to its original splendor. With so much activity on the lake, it is bound to create some ecological issues. Experts are addressing these issues as Dal Lake is a hub of commercial activity.

Dal is mentioned as Mahasarit in ancient Sanskrit texts. Ancient history records mention that a village named Isabar to the east of Dal was the residence of Goddess Durga. This place was known as Sureshwari on the banks of the lake, which was sourced by a spring called the Satadhara. This many are not aware of but when you delve into the history, you get to many facts.

During the Mughal period, the Mughal rulers designated Kashmir, Srinagar in particular, as their summer resort. They developed the precincts of the Dal in Srinagar with sprawling Mughal-type gardens and pavilions as pleasure resorts to enjoy the salubrious, cool climate. After the death of Aurangzeb in 1707, which led to the disintegration of the Mughal Empire, Pashtun tribes in the area around the lake and city increased, and the Afghan Durrani Empire ruled the city for several decades. In 1814, a significant part of the Kashmir Valley, including Srinagar, was annexed from the Afghans by Maharaja Ranjit Singh to his kingdom, and the Sikhs grew in influence in the region for 27 years.

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During the Dogra rule, Srinagar became the capital of Dogra territory, attracted by the cool climate of the Kashmir valley, amidst the back drop of the majestic snow-covered Himalayan ranges. The lake precincts experience temperatures in the range of 1–11 °C during winter and 12–30 °C during the summer season. The lake freezes when temperatures drop to about -11 °C during severe winter. Although the Dogra Maharaja of Kashmir restricted the construction and building of houses in the valley, the British circumvented this rule by commissioning lavish houseboats to be built on the Dal. The houseboats have been referred to as, "each one a little piece of England afloat on Dal."

After the independence of India, the Kashmiri Hanji people have built, owned, and maintained these houseboats, cultivating floating gardens and producing commodities for the market, making them the centre of their livelihoods. The houseboats, closely associated with Dal, also provide accommodation with modern amenities in Srinagar. Following Mughal, Afghan, Sikh, and Dogra rule, the place has earned the epithet, "Jewel in the crown of Kashmir."

The lake is located within a catchment area covering 316 square kilometers in the Zabarwan mountain valley, at the foothills of the Shankaracharya Hill, which surrounds it on three sides. The lake, which lies to the east and north of Srinagar city, covers an area of 18 square km, although including the floating gardens of lotus flowers, it is around 22 square km. The main basin draining the lake is a complex of five interconnected basins with causeways; the Nehru Park basin, the Nishat basin, the Hazratbal basin, the Nigeen basin, and the Barari Nambal basin. Navigational channels provide the transportation links to all five basins.

The average elevation of the lake is 1,583 meters. The depth of water varies from 6 meters at its deepest in Nigeen Lake to 2.5 meters, the shallowest at Gagribal. The depth ratio between the maximum and minimum depths varies with the season between 0.29 and 0.25, which is interpreted as flatbed slope. The length of the lake is 7.44 km, with a width of 3.5 km. The lake has a basin having a shore length of 15.5 km, and roads run all along the periphery. Irreversible changes through urban developments have placed further restrictions on the flow of the lake, and as a result, marshy lands have emerged on the peripheral zones, notably in the foothill areas of the Shankaracharya and Zaharbwan hills. These marshy lands have since been reclaimed and converted into large residential complexes.

Multiple theories explaining the origin of this lake have been formulated. One version is that it is the remnants of a post-glacial lake, which has undergone drastic changes in size over the years, and the other theory is that it is of fluvial origin from an old flood spill channel or ox-bows of the Jhelum River. The dendritic drainage pattern of the catchment signifies that its rock strata have low levels of porosity. Lithologically, a variety of rock types have been discerned, namely, igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary. The Dachigam Telbal Nallah system is conjectured to follow two major lineaments. Discontinuous surfaces seen in the terrain are attributed to the angular and parallel drainage pattern. The water table cuts the hill slopes, which is evidenced by the occurrence of numerous springs in the valley. Seismic activity in the valley is recorded under Zone V of the Seismic Zoning Map of India, the most severe zone where frequent damaging earthquakes of intensity IX could be expected. In the year 2005, the Kashmir Valley experienced one of the severe earthquakes measured at 7.6 on the Richter's scale, which resulted in deaths and the destruction of many properties, leaving many homeless. With this varied history, the fact remains Dal Lake is a major tourist attraction and a hub of activity.

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Will the Chinese attack?

Why can't China go for an all-out war or attack against India considering it won the Sino-Indian War in 1962? China is aware that the India of 1962 has passed into history, as has the China of 1962. India is no longer what it was then and is capable of hitting back hard.

Yet five years later, after 1962, when China faced off with India again, the outcome was very different. The Sino-Indian clash of 1967, fought at the Nathu La Pass over a four-day period and over the Cho La Pass for a daylong period, resulted in an Indian victory and India inflicting heavy casualties on the Chinese. The Chinese never visualized this scenario, thinking India had been subdued and wouldn't retaliate. India felt betrayed by the Chinese leaders and was waiting to give it back to the Chinese. The India of 1962 was already gone, and China was not really prepared for the India of 1967. After this, the Chinese never dared, but continued to test India in different sectors. They try to provoke India from time to time.

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Then Galwan happened. India responded forcefully. China realized it's not in their interest to provoke India. There's no question about an all-out war with India. It will harm their own economy and interrupt their growth. Though they might try to test India from time to time, they create an impediment to India’s progress. They consider India as their potential competitor. After recent developments, they feel India can pose a challenge to their economic rise. On the geopolitical chessboard, it is China 1 and India 1. With all this, India-China trade continues.

However, with the present calm, they will test India’s defenses and political leadership from time to time when things get hot internally for the Chinese leadership. This is their diversionary tactic. Informed sources say China will avoid a full-scale war with India as it will damage the economic growth of both countries, and they all know India can hit back hard, disturbing their plans for economic growth and development, and label China as the aggressor. An on a lighter note, a retired General during a television interview said, the smaller Chinese are no match for our robust and big Punjabi and Jat soldiers!

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