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Author of the book is a retired employee of Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited, a Govt. of India company in Civil Aviation.  The catastrophe of repeated Mig-21 aircraft crashes is well known. The author reviews the issues plaguing the upkeep and maintenance of multiple Soviet era aircraft still in the service of Indian Air Force.

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Sukhoi-30 MKI is a twin jet multi role fighter aircraft designed by Sukhoi, and built under license in India. Indian Air Force has 272 jets under its inventory. Questions have been raised on the availability of fully serviceable parts  of Su-30 MKI. The book further details the purchase, and subsequent operational maintenance of the aircraft.  

Helicopter Cockpit

Indian Air Force and Indian Civil Aviation have multiple variants of Soviet helicopters including Mi-8, Mi 172, Mi 17,  and MI 17V5. All Mi series helicopters were manufactured in Kazan Helicopter plant JSC, Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation. The manufacturer is absent. Designer of fighter aircraft provides service life extensions. 

Govt of India is the designer of fighter aircraft  in motion since the year 1979. Chief of Indian Airforce has said there are no plans to import fighter aircraft of 5th generation. China will not wait for India to become "Atmanirbhar".  The current situation is not fait accompli. The author mentions a few remedies which the Indian Air Force can follow to manage the current situation. 
"Honesty is the best policy, come what may, we all serve or die in harness for Mother India"

Designer of Fighter Aircraft, eBook

Name of the ebook: Designer of Fighter Aircraft

Author: Birendranath Upadhyay

Author's website:

ISBN - 13: 9781301150519

Language: American English

Words: 177,690

Published On: Oct. 2, 2013 (Gandhi JayanthI)

Updated On: May 2, 2024

Categories: Nonfiction - True Crime - Identity theft

                    Nonfiction - White-collar crime



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