Friday, February 29, 2008

An Indian Army Alouette in Gilgit, Pakistan - Redux

Following up on my earlier post , found this interesting photo by Nadine on Picasaweb - showing another view of the same helicopter - from a slightly higher viewpoint. There apparently is a plaque at the base of the platform - wish someone took a shot of it.
Apparently the place is called "Helicopter Chowk" - and is located right along the main road that runs through Gilgit Town. Heres the Wikimapia Link - See the same place in Google Maps in the iframe below.

Its interesting to see the amount of reconstruction that this aircraft underwent. However I can just about see the control columns inside the cabin. Guess no one is interested in them as souvenirs!

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Sunday, February 24, 2008

"Go Army"..

"Go Army"..
Originally uploaded by Mark D. Martin India
I have to get one of these trucks for my house at hyderabad.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

An upcoming Warbird?

Originally uploaded by fostermadscientist
A sea harrier being transported by road from NAS Garuda (cochin) up north along the highway. I would suspect that it is delegated to warbird duties ?

The NAM Sea Harrier gets its "legs"

Surprise to find it here
Originally uploaded by karanmerchant
The Sea Harrier was formerly on stilts and trestles - looks like they fixed up some wheels for it. Good going!

Thursday, February 21, 2008 "Indian Air Force" Search Results

Thanks to the recommendation of one of the readers, a search on for "Indian Air Force" brings up "The India-Pakistan Air War of 1965" as the No.1 Result. "Indian Air Force"

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Piet Kruizinga: Geweld in Hyderabad- India.

Piet Kruizinga: Geweld in Hyderabad- India.

A nicely authored article on Hyderabad and the Police Action - as well as interesting notes in the end analysing the works of Omar Khalidi, Narendra Luther, V K Bawa etc who have written books on Hyderabad.