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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

11 of 347 flights in Vande 4.0 scheduled to land in Kolkata.

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As America And China Build New Heavy Bombers, Russia Orders More 1980s Tu-160. https://www.yahoo.com/news/america-china-build-heavy-bombers-000000565.html

Satellite images show buildup on disputed India-China border. https://www.yahoo.com/news/satellite-images-show-buildup-disputed-121743388.html


PIA, Pakistan's national airline, has grounded a third of its pilots for having fake licenses. https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/pakistan-pilots-grounded-intl-hnk-scli/index.html Comment: What a lawless country!

Passengers from Bangladesh chased and quarantined after landing at Calcutta airport. Cops first pleaded with them and then gave chase with raised batons after many tried to make a run for it. https://www.telegraphindia.com/west-bengal/calcutta/coronavirus-pandemic-passengers-from-bangladesh-chased-and-quarantined-after-landing-at-calcutta-airport/cid/1784306

Cloud of uncertainty on city flights.
Many passengers requesting airlines to reschedule their tickets. https://www.telegraphindia.com/west-bengal/calcutta/coronavirus-pandemic-cloud-of-uncertainty-on-kolkata-flights/cid/1785133

Nukes and Killing Carriers: The Scoop On China's Latest Ballistic Missiles. https://www.yahoo.com/news/nukes-killing-carriers-scoop-chinas-003000326.html The DF-21 family is also road-mobile, and was the first highly mobile, solid-fuel missile developed by China.
One variant, the DF-21D has been called the carrier-killer because of it’s relatively high accuracy of 20 CEP, maneuverability, and range of about 930 miles.

Triple Threat: Russia's Tu-160 Is The Fastest, Largest, And Heaviest Bomber Ever Built. https://www.yahoo.com/news/triple-threat-russias-tu-160-220000610.html

India to buy 33 Russian fighter aircraft for $2.43 billion. https://www.yahoo.com/news/india-buy-33-russian-fighter-141527536.html

Five Vande Bharat flights to Kolkata cancelled

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Comment: one day they are asking for more evacuation flights another day they want to stop all the flights. It’s a headless admin.
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America’s Military Has a Problem: Russia and China Are Building Hypersonic Weapons. https://www.yahoo.com/news/america-military-problem-russia-china-193800076.html

End of the runway for 747 jumbo as Boeing placed final part orders. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boeing-747/end-of-the-runway-for-747-jumbo-as-boeing-placed-final-part-orders-sources-idUSKBN2442O8

State nixes airline’s Andal plan to bypass restrictions.
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China pulls back troops in Galwan Valley by at least a km: Official.
Rearward movement of vehicles of the PLA was also seen at “General area Galwan, Hot Springs-Gogra Post,” said a person familiar with developments.
https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/china-pulls-back-troops-in-galwan-valley-by-at-least-a-km-official/story-W6dcjoOSpNTtHv1zZo8b8N.html


India Would Love to Return this Aircraft Carrier It Bought from Russia. https://www.yahoo.com/news/india-love-return-aircraft-carrier-193000947.html

Imagine This: India Starts Buying U.S. F-35 Stealth Fighters. https://nationalinterest.org/blog/reboot/imagine-india-starts-buying-us-f-35-stealth-fighters-164178 Indian F-35s would send a message to China and Pakistan.

Current updates on IAF bases. https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/india/airforce.htm

MOST CAPABLE FIGHTER JETS IN THE INDIAN AIR FORCE: FROM THE HEAVYWEIGHT SU-30MKI TO THE LIGHTWEIGHT TEJAS AND MIG-21. HTTP://WWW.INDIANDEFENSENEWS.IN/2020/07/MOST-CAPABLE-FIGHTER-JETS-IN-INDIAN-AIR.HTML?M=1

https://youtu.be/dUyTvfNHZXA : New air traffic rules from GOI.
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Here’s Why IAF Shouldn’t Underestimate The PAF JF-17 Thunder Fighter Jet. https://fighterjetsworld.com/weekly-article/heres-why-iaf-shouldnt-underestimate-the-paf-jf-17-thunder-fighter-jet/18787/

US Bans Pakistan International Airlines Flights Over Pilot Concerns. https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/us-bans-pakistan-international-airlines-flights-over-pilot-concerns-2260182
Why so late?

37 Advanced Military Helicopters Delivered To Indian Air Force: Boeing. https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/boeing-completes-delivery-of-37-advanced-military-helicopters-to-india-2260631


Closed borders, few flights leave NRIs struggling.
The Vande Bharat flights that bring Indians stranded abroad back to the country, are also offering seats on their return journeys provided the country permits entry. https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/closed-borders-few-flights-leave-nris-struggling/story-Qw8xpi2qa6K6SFyBniAVdK.html

Advantage India, S-400 could detect F-16s at long range, Big worry for Pakistani Air Force.

idrw.org .Read more at India No 1 Defence News Website https://idrw.org/advantage-india-s-400-could-detect-f-16s-at-long-range-big-worry-for-pakistani-air-force/ .
This is best buy for Indian rupee!

British Airways faces battle over landing slots at UK airports: Report.
The airline holds more than half of the slots -- which give planes the right to take off and land at a certain time -- at Heathrow. The slots, particularly the ones at peak times, can be worth several million pounds each.
https://www.hindustantimes.com/business-news/british-airways-faces-battle-over-landing-slots-at-uk-airports-report/story-53FAAjfcLvM9uYjfDBobBL.html

The Secret Is Out: America Purchased 21 Russian MiG-29 Fighters.
http://www.defencenews.in/article/The-Secret-Is-Out-America-Purchased-21-Russian-MiG-29-Fighters-584187

International Flights: Stranded Indians in UAE Wanting to Fly Back Home? Emirates to Operate Repatriation Flights to These 5 Indian Cities. https://www.india.com/news/india/international-flights-stranded-indians-in-uae-wanting-to-fly-back-home-emirates-to-operate-repatriation-flights-to-these-5-indian-cities-check-details-4082004/

India Deploys Israeli SPYDER Missiles Along With Akash Air Defence System Near China Border?
https://eurasiantimes.com/india-deploys-akash-air-defence-system-israeli-spyder-missiles-along-india-china-border/

US experts unexpectedly praised the MiG-35 and recommended India to buy it.
https://bulgarianmilitary.com/amp/2020/07/14/us-experts-unexpectedly-praised-the-mig-35-and-recommended-india-to-buy-it/
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Bubble' brings relief: Diplomats, OCI car ..

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Comment: At last OCI card holders are treated as promised! Thanks GOI.

US passenger flights to India can resume July 23: US transpo ..

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Comment: What are the preconditions and exit /entry points?


In signal to China, Navy holds drill off Andaman and Nicobar ..

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Comment: A&N island chain should be like desi Hawaiian island!

Six-city flight ban ‘at least’ till July 31
Bengal chief secretary Rajiva Sinha writes to the civil aviation ministry seeking an extension…
https://www.telegraphindia.com/west-bengal/calcutta/flight-ban-from-6-major-cities-to-kolkata-at-least-till-july-31/cid/1786624

Landing at Kolkata airport on 19L, service road construction complete. More apron building activity on north of the airfield. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh5xnOy5GTQ

South China Sea: US clash with China now ‘inevitable’. The US has declared China’s territorial grab “illegal” and it wants its “bullied” neighbors to stand their ground. The gloves are now off.
https://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/military/south-china-sea-us-clash-with-china-now-inevitable/news-story/d2b0abefef53a0199828c5ecb01091a1
Comment: Desi defense planners read this article carefully, you are next.

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IAF ready for long haul amid row with China, to induct 5 Rafales on July 29. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/iaf-ready-for-long-haul-amid-row-with-china-to-induct-5-rafales-on-july-29/articleshow/77054971.cms


IAF to induct 5 Rafale jets at Ambala air base on July 29.
The air force is inducting the fighters at a time of heightened military tensions with China. https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/iaf-to-induct-5-rafale-jets-at-ambala-air-base-on-july-29/story-ioxKxAkNLJeO5ucLE4xiaK.html

Gunboat diplomacy: In ’71 US tried ..

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Delhi airport issues fresh Covid-19 guideline, makes 7-day quarantine mandatory for international passengers.
For those who are planning to stay in Delhi-NCR, according to the guideline, they will have to undergo mandatory health screening - first by airport health officials and then at the Delhi government post. https://www.hindustantimes.com/delhi-news/delhi-airport-issues-fresh-covid-19-guideline-makes-7-day-quarantine-mandatory-for-international-passengers/story-qIKj6rk5E1JdT7Z56HhFvM.html

How Russian S-400 Missiles Caused Its First Casualty For US’ Stealth F-35 Jets?
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program is easily the most expensive one with a whopping value of $1.6 trillion. The program intends to develop and acquire the F-35 Lightning II which will replace various other tactical aircraft including the US F-16, A-10, F/A-18A-D, AV-8B and British Harrier GR7, GR9s, and Tornado GR4. https://eurasiantimes.com/how-russian-s-400-missiles-caused-its-first-casualties-for-us-stealth-f-35-jets/

Indian Air Force Seeks Made In India Missile Defence System, Does Not Want High-Priced American NASAMS-II
https://swarajyamag.com/insta/indian-air-force-seeks-made-in-india-missile-defence-system-does-not-want-high-priced-american-nasams-ii

Qantas to retire last Queen of the Skies plane as Boeing 747s vanish.
Qantas has carried out a fitting farewell for the ‘Queen of the Skies’ as its iconic Boeing 747s vanish. Can you spot what they did? https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-advice/flights/qantas-to-retire-last-queen-of-the-skies-plane-as-boeing-747s-vanish/news-story/1ac8d91ab684682b6b086a21df4a050e

The lost hub: Calcutta (Kolkata Airport); https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USPZHDtcUuw

Flight from UAE lands with hill residents.
Community spirit triumphs over politician's indifference.
https://www.telegraphindia.com/west-bengal/flight-from-uae-lands-with-hill-residents/cid/1785268
Comment: No body care for East India.

India moves to buy 6 more Poseidons from US for $1.8bn. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-moves-to-buy-6-more-poseidons-from-us-for-1-8bn/articleshow/77160923.cms
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Gulf carrier Emirates first to launch Covid-19 insurance to ..

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Indian Defence Updates : India Needs Tu-160M2,Rafale Vs J-20,AK-203 Deal Signing,Fuel Cells For Army. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYLpDXSRAUA&feature=youtu.be


In China’s troop movements in Ladakh’s depth areas, a hint about its real plan.
India’s last outpost at Daulet Beg Oldi DBO lies at a height of 16,000 feet just south of Karakoram pass and on banks of Chip-Chap river, north of the Galwan-Shyok confluence.
https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/india-moves-squadron-of-missile-firing-t-90-tanks-to-last-post-near-karakoram-pass/story-h4LtB6PZXtiYpMadupySlK.html


Amid border row with China, Navy's ..

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Kolkata: Flyers flock to first direct Delhi flights in three ..

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Indian spy satellite passes over Tibet; China mobilises troops in Depsang along LAC.
The satellite which carries Kautilya, an ELINT (electronic intelligence) package whose capabilities are among the most highly-classified and closely-guarded aspects of operation for military purposes on Saturday carried out a pass over PLA positions in occupied Tibet near Arunachal Pradesh.
https://www.thestatesman.com/india/indian-spy-satellite-passes-tibet-china-mobilises-troops-depsang-along-lac-1502911644.html
Comment: Perhaps this is the first story about desi satellite activity in battle management business.

Rafale: First French fighter jets head to India after purchase.
First batch of jets purchased by New Delhi in a controversial multibillion-dollar deal to reach India on Wednesday.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/07/rafale-french-fighter-jets-head-india-purchase-200727121507927.html


Kashmir’s Hilal Ahmad Rather becomes first IAF pilot to fly Rafael jet .
Among other things, he has also been associated with the weaponisation of the Rafale aircraft for acclimatisation to Indian requirements.
https://www.thestatesman.com/india/kashmirs-hilal-ahmad-rather-becomes-first-iaf-pilot-to-fly-rafael-jet-1502911957.html


Rafale to the game: Resurrected 17 Squadron ‘Golden Arrows’ to form tip-of-the-spear of IAF’s offensive power.
This time around, with the induction of the Rafale, as the first batch of five Indian Air Force (IAF) Rafale is likely to arrive in India by end of this month.
https://www.thestatesman.com/india/rafale-game-resurrected-17-squadron-golden-arrows-form-tip-spear-iafs-offensive-power-1502911705.html

India’s options on the LAC.
The next concern for China is withdrawing to status quo ante. If it does so early, it would signal a Chinese defeat as at Doklam. If it delays, then it would face the tough Ladakh winter.
https://www.thestatesman.com/opinion/indias-options-on-the-lac-1502911736.html










Watch "Was China afraid? | Russian Colonel (ret) tells why a Powerful India is Important | Karolina Goswami" on YouTube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdfN1sKg9r8&feature=youtu.be
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Hong Kong not allowing flights from India; discussions on wi ..

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Rafales land in Ambala: How 'game-changer' jets will boost I ..

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Kolkata airport international arrival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojjsuZZawt4


Boeing posts $2.4bn loss due to Covid and grounding of aircraft.
Revenue fall worse than analysts had expected.
https://www.telegraphindia.com/business/boeing-posts-2-4bn-loss-due-to-covid-and-grounding-of-aircraft/cid/1787740


India and China race to build along a disputed frontier.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-53171124


British Airways retires entire 747 fleet after travel downturn. https://www.bbc.com/news/business-53426886

China border row: MiG-29K jets may be moved to Northern air bases

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Rafale superior to Chinese J-20: A comparison of the two fighter jets.
Even though Rafale is a 4.5 generation aircraft and China claims that its J-20 is a 5th generation, the Rafale has enough capabilities to counter the Chinese premier aircraft, say experts.

https://www.indiatoday.in/news-analysis/story/rafale-superior-to-chinese-j-20-a-comparison-of-the-two-fighter-jets-1705178-2020-07-28
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Pictures: Midair refueling of Rafale jets on way to India
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Afghanistan opens air corridor with China to avoid Pakistani trade routes.
The first consignment of 20 tonnes of pine nuts was despatched from Kabul to China on Tuesday.
https://www.thestatesman.com/world/afghanistan-opens-air-corridor-with-china-to-avoid-pakistani-trade-routes-1502706119.html


High stakes in a Himalayan hotspot. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-10/high-stakes-in-china-india-himalayan-border-hotspot/12417248?nw=0
Rafale jets just the latest — Indo-French fighter aircraft love affair dates back to 1953.

India has bought 5 types of French fighters since 1953. While Jaguar was made by a French-British company, rest including Rafale are products of Dassault Aviation.
https://theprint.in/defence/rafale-jets-just-the-latest-indo-french-fighter-aircraft-love-affair-dates-back-to-1953/469465/

China's Posturing In Indian Ocean Will Disturb Peace In Region: Experts.
Commandant of National Defence College, Vice-Admiral Pradeep Kaushiva, said that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China has been establishing naval bases in the Indian Ocean for a long time.
https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/chinas-posturing-in-indian-ocean-will-disturb-peace-in-region-experts-2273602


SpiceJet secures slots at London Heathrow Airport to operate flights from next month.
These slots, under the air bubble pact, will later be extended to operate regular flight services once international flight services are resumed.
https://www.thestatesman.com/business/spicejet-secures-slots-london-heathrow-airport-operate-flights-next-month-1502914021.html

OCI card holders from US, Germany, France, Kuwait can fly to India: Govt

Read more at: https://www.deccanherald.com/national/oci-card-holders-from-us-germany-france-kuwait-can-fly-to-india-govt-870724.html

Chartered flights get Bengal nod. Only Covid-negative fliers to be allowed.
https://www.telegraphindia.com/west-bengal/calcutta/coronaviurs-lockdown-chartered-flights-get-bengal-nod/cid/1788569
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[b]OCI card holders from US, Germany, France, Kuwait can fly to India: Govt

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UK is also included in this agreement. Previously OCI card holders can travel to India only for family emergencies, but now has been relaxed for any reason. However 7 to 14 day quarantine still applies depending on the final destination within India.
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Thank you for the information.
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Runway 10 of Kozhikode airport unsafe, expert warned 9 years ..

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At least five Indian airports have ..

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India begins examination of plane's black box after deadly crash. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-crash/india-begins-examination-of-planes-black-box-after-deadly-crash-idUSKCN25509N

Indians can now take Lufthansa from ..

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China Has Doubled Its Fighter Jets On India’s Border.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelpeck/2020/08/10/china-has-doubled-its-fighter-jets-on-indias-border/#5fd586846581
China has doubled its fighter jets on India’s disputed northern border, according to American analysts.
As of July 28, China has 36 aircraft and helicopters at the Hotan air base in China’s Xinjiang region, near the disputed northeastern Indian territory of Ladakh, according to an estimate by the U.S. Air Force’s China Aerospace Studies Institute (CASI). This includes 24 Russian-designed J-11 or J-16 Flanker fighters. In addition, there are now six older J-8 fighters, two Y-8G transports, two KJ-500 airborne early warning aircraft, two Mi-17 helicopters, plus a number of CH-4 strike/reconnaissance drones.

China Has Deployed J-11, J-16 Fighter Jets In Increased Numbers To Counter Indian Air Force At LAC.
https://eurasiantimes.com/china-has-deployed-j-11-j-16-fighter-jets-in-increased-numbers-to-counter-indian-air-force-at-lac/

The Future of U.S. Higher Education Could Be in India.
The country has an admirably ambitious plan to attract the world’s top 100 universities.
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Tyler Cowen

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-08-12/india-s-genius-plan-to-be-the-future-of-u-s-higher-education

Comment: Desis are the best coders in the world!

Airlines Are Withholding Billions in Refunds—That’s Billions With a B
Passengers with trips canceled months ago struggle to get refunds from some carriers or travel agencies, even with U.S. law on their side. https://www.wsj.com/articles/airlines-are-withholding-billions-in-refundsthats-billions-with-a-b-11597238005
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Amid tensions with China, US stealth bombers are back at a secretive Indian Ocean base for first time in years. https://www.businessinsider.com/b2-stealth-bombers-at-diego-garcia-base-amid-china-tensions-2020-8
The US Air Force has deployed three B-2 stealth bombers to the tiny island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean for the first time since 2016, as China continues to ramp up its live-fire military exercises.

The third Boeing 777X just flew for the first time — take a look at the enormous new flagship Boeing hopes will be its redemption. https://www.yahoo.com/news/boeings-enormous-flagship-plane-777x-202149901.html

Kolkata: Charter flights to bring back Bengal residents stra ..

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Airport business stalls and retiring rooms take off .
Passengers in transit choose in-house facility for fear of Covid infection elsewhere. https://www.telegraphindia.com/west-bengal/calcutta/coronavirus-lockdown-airport-business-stalls-and-retiring-rooms-take-off/cid/1789170


SpiceJet to induct its first wide body Airbus A340 cargo aircraft in freighters fleet
The airline has been regularly deploying its B737 and Q400 passenger aircraft to carry cargo in the passenger cabin. https://www.thestatesman.com/business/spicejet-induct-first-wide-body-airbus-a340-cargo-aircraft-freighters-fleet-1502917690.html

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWu9gT_7XCY : Boeing 777X | Long live the king.

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In view of tensions with China, IAF deploys LCA Tejas along Pak border
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/videos/news/in-view-of-tensions-with-china-iaf-deploys-lca-tejas-along-pak-border/videoshow/77612636.cms

China Stealth Fighters Head to Air Base Near India's Border as Standoff Enters Fourth Month.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-stealth-fighters-head-to-air-base-near-indias-border-as-standoff-enters-fourth-month/ar-BB186DeZ

BIG: TEJAS deployed in western sector | Tejas vs AMRAAM | J-20 in forward base.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoVy6UBcgjY

Airbus' new long-range single-aisle jet is reportedly moving full steam ahead – here's why it's the perfect plane for airlines post-pandemic.
https://news.yahoo.com/airbus-long-range-single-aisle-192352905.html

Navy keen on 3rd aircraft carrier to retain edge over China, ..

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In a huge relief to people travelling to India from countries with which GOI has created Air Bubbles, there is no need for registration for in bound passengers to respective desi embassies!


Pakistan warns of nuclear war with India, says 'our weapons will save Muslim lives and only target regions' | World News | Zee News.

https://zeenews.india.com/world/pakistan-warns-of-nuclear-war-with-india-says-our-weapons-will-save-muslim-lives-and-only-target-regions-2304132.html
Comment: There are no limited nuke strike. It is always all out strike. They should not forget Pak is a small country and its population restricted to much smaller area than Hindustan! In this scenario countries outside Indian subcontinent will also be targeted at the earliest stage of the conflict.

Kolkata airport handled 3,662 passenger flights in July: AAI.
The AAI claimed that this is a testament to the fact that more and more people trust air travel when it comes to safety and security.
https://www.thestatesman.com/bengal/kolkata-airport-handled-3662-passenger-flights-july-aai-1502919247.html

IAF test fires air-to-air missiles ahead of Rafale integration.
Ahead of the planned integration with multi-role combat aircraft Rafale, the IAF test fired two rounds of Beyond Visual Range (BVR) air-to air missile MICA fighter aircraft earlier this week.
https://www.thestatesman.com/india/iaf-test-fires-air-air-missiles-ahead-rafale-integration-1502919259.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dzleCK_1w0&t=558s : Kolkata the City of Joy.
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Bengal’s Hasimara Air Force base ready to house Rafael jets.
On the eastern frontier, Hasimara was selected as the base to house the second squadron. “We have some porous border in the Eastern sector, so Hasimara Air Force base being fortified,”he said. https://www.thestatesman.com/cities/kolkata/bengals-hasimara-air-force-base-ready-house-rafael-jets-1502919435.html

China sells most advanced warship to Pakistan; 3 more to sail by 2021. Local media said the Type 054A/P, a guided missile frigate, is the largest combat ship China has sold to a foreign navy and is “an important milestone” for China’s military export sector. https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/china-sells-most-advanced-warship-to-pakistan-3-more-to-sail-by-2021/story-7BIUtEAMdFLHsIznsVdXPO.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCFYp_ZCmWc ; INS Vikranta completes harbor trial.

China protests alleged US spy plane incursion during drills.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/china-protests-alleged-us-spy-041928918.html
Comment: Let PLA face the full might of US technological power!

China fires 'aircraft-carrier killer' missile in warning to US.
Ballistic missiles launched in response to US aerial activities in a 'no-fly zone' during a Chinese naval drill. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/china-fires-aircraft-carrier-killer-missile-warning-200827011000716.html
Comment: Mr. Xi gone crazy? China cannot challenge US navy in western Pacific Ocean.

Report: China fires missile capable of destroying aircraft carriers. https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2020/08/26/Report-China-fires-missile-capable-of-destroying-aircraft-carriers/9281598457049/

Rafale jets to join ‘Golden Arrows’: IAF to induct french fighters in September. https://www.financialexpress.com/defence/rafale-jets-to-join-golden-arrows-iaf-to-induct-french-fighters-in-september/2068019/


Govt (GOI) permits meals on flights; airlines can put flyers on no-fly list for refusing to wear mask. Moreover, any passenger who refuses to wear a face mask in a flight can be put on the no-fly list by the airline, said a senior official of the aviation regulator DGCA.
https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/govt-permits-meals-on-flights-airlines-can-put-flyers-on-no-fly-list-for-refusing-to-wear-mask/story-NZCPERZCa2v0RTuUfsh9OO.html

India Replaces ‘Incompetent’ Russian R-73 Missiles With Indigenously Developed Astra Missiles. https://eurasiantimes.com/india-replaces-incompetent-russian-r-73-missiles-with-indigenously-developed-astra-missiles/
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DGCA extends suspension of international flight operations till September 30.
The regulator, however, stated that it may allow international scheduled flights on selected routes on case-to case-basis.
https://www.hindustantimes.com/mumbai-news/dgca-extends-suspension-of-international-flight-operations-till-september-30/story-gomxB8Sj8qIavWw4XuRkuO.html

Air India direct to London from Calcutta.
Govt is now allowing chartered flights from other countries to bring evacuees after the civil aviation ministry revised the SOP. Air India on Wednesday announced evacuation flights directly between Calcutta and London from September 16. The flights will operate twice a week till October 24, the airline said.
https://www.telegraphindia.com/west-bengal/calcutta/vande-bharat-air-india-direct-to-london-from-calcutta/cid/1790818

Comments: Thanks Lord!!


Airport sees demand, asks state to allow more flights.
Before lockdown, Ranchi had 30 flight services; now authorities want 15 at least.
https://www.telegraphindia.com/jharkhand/birsa-munda-airport-sees-demand-asks-state-to-allow-more-flights/cid/1790643

Plan to end ‘chaos’ at airport (CCU).
Passengers miss flights and several flights delayed because of long queues on first day of resumption of flights to 6 cities. https://www.telegraphindia.com/west-bengal/calcutta/plan-to-end-chaos-at-kolkata-airport-as-flights-resume/cid/1790824

IGI to get India’s first on-site Covid test lab, results in 6 hours.
The facility, to be set up by a private laboratory empanelled by the Delhi government for Covid testing, is expected to be operational by mid-September.
https://www.thestatesman.com/india/igi-to-get-indias-first-on-site-covid-test-lab-results-in-6-hours-1502922027.html

China Fires Missiles Into South China Sea, Sending U.S. a Message.
The move was Beijing’s latest effort to assert sovereignty over disputed waters.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/27/world/asia/missiles-south-china-sea.html

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Kolkata airport focuses on improving passenger handling operations.
The Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) airport, of late, has been dealing with a surge in passenger growth, especially after the flight ban to six covid hotspots from Kolkata, was withdrawn.
https://www.thestatesman.com/cities/kolkata/kolkata-airport-focuses-improving-passenger-handling-operations-1502922180.html
Comment: Same old BS day after day.

China's First Domestic Aircraft Carrier Set to Conduct Exercises.
A big milestone for the PLAN. But is all going according to plan?
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/chinas-first-domestic-aircraft-carrier-set-conduct-exercises-168471

India joins US, Russia, China hypersonic Missile club.
Government sources said that the DRDO will have the capacity to develop a hypersonic missile with scramjet engine in next five years.
https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/atmanirbhar-bharat-india-becomes-4th-country-to-test-hypersonic-technology-demonstrator-vehicle/story-UQ2bsvYDs95u0VGw62wfzJ.html

Comment: Achieving a speed of Mach 6 is not enough although it is a good technology to master. Russian rockets are routinely flying Mach 9 to 20 speed!
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Foreign flight plan for Calcutta.
Any service from an international destination needs a no-objection certificate from the state government. https://www.telegraphindia.com/west-bengal/calcutta/foreign-flight-plan-for-kolkata/cid/1791160

Comment: Since when this became the rule?

IAF boosts night flight ops, force sees it as game-changer.
This would be a ‘game changer’ because training by night will strengthen the IAF’s capability to conduct full spectrum operations at the Line of Actual Control on short notice, given Leh’s proximity to the LAC.
https://www.thestatesman.com/india/iaf-boosts-night-flight-ops-force-sees-game-changer-1502922455.html


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Bookings for daily flights from Darbhanga to start by month end.
After reviewing the groundwork of Darbhanga Airport in Bihar, he informed that flight operations will begin in the first week of November, before the auspicious festival of Chhath Puja. https://www.thestatesman.com/india/bookings-daily-flights-darbhanga-start-month-end-1502923450.html
Comment: North Bihar badly needs an airport ASAP.

Behind massive build-up at LAC is the IAF’s never-seen-before airlift capability. https://www.defencenews.in/article/Behind-massive-build-up-at-LAC-is-the-IAF’s-never-seen-before-airlift-capability-861338




Non-chartered foreign flight lands in city( CCU).
Several airlines are applying for no-objection certificates to operate flights under air transport-bubble arrangements.
https://www.telegraphindia.com/west-bengal/calcutta/covid-non-chartered-foreign-flight-lands-in-kolkata/cid/1792235


Air Force base plan for Birbhum, West Bengal - Work begins to make two airstrips used during World War II operational (Rampurhat-Surichura airport ).
https://www.telegraphindia.com/west-bengal/air-force-base-plan-for-birbhum-work-begins-to-make-two-airstrips-used-during-world-war-ii-operational/cid/228119
IAF want to reactivate this WWII airport. We have discussed this airport in the past in this forum!

China’s third aircraft carrier takes shape, with ambitions to challenge U.S. naval dominance. Will it be a STOBAR carrier or catapult type? We have to wait!
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/chinas-third-aircraft-carrier-takes-shape-with-ambitions-to-challenge-us-naval-dominance/2020/09/16/d1068f8c-f674-11ea-85f7-5941188a98cd_story.html
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90% business-class seats sold on 1st direct Kol-London fligh ..

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Comment: Welcome news, there are no shortage of passengers in this sector. It was Delhi babus creating problems to marginalize CCU!

Kolkata airport reaches post-pandemic peak, handles 30,452 p ..

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Denied slot in London, AI direct flight goes hopping.
A four-hour delay in Calcutta for passengers from the city and another three-hour wait in Delhi.
https://www.telegraphindia.com/west-bengal/calcutta/denied-slot-in-london-air-india-direct-flight-goes-hopping/cid/1792320
Comment: AI and MCA will go all the way to create obstacles for direct CCU/LHR flight. This is the order of their business. Watch it before you fly!

IAF plans to make Birbhum aerodrome permanent base.
The airfield is considered strategic because it is located 611km away from the India-China border in Sikkim.(Rampurhat/Surichura airstrip)
https://www.telegraphindia.com/west-bengal/iaf-plans-to-make-birbhum-aerodrome-permanent-base/cid/1792130
This hump era airport could be a duplicate of Panagarh AFB. It also has multiple runways.


Air India London flight to go via Mumbai.
The airline had announced a twice-a-week direct flight between Calcutta and Heathrow under the Vande Bharat programme till October 24.
https://www.telegraphindia.com/west-bengal/calcutta/air-india-london-flight-to-go-via-mumbai/cid/1792433

Chaos as 6-city flights resume.
Fliers wait in queues, miss flights. https://www.telegraphindia.com/west-bengal/calcutta/unlock-4-chaos-as-6-city-flights-resume-in-kolkata/cid/1790661


London-Kolkata direct flight after more than 10 yrs, thanks to Vande Bharat Mission. Some passengers said it would be nice if the direct flights between London and Kolkata could be reinstated. https://www.hindustantimes.com/kolkata/london-kolkata-direct-flight-after-more-than-10-yrs-thanks-to-vande-bharat-mission/story-82POKi27hE4fyFbMnMpZfK.html
Comment: If for some unknown reason GOI/AI does not want CCU to be connected to west then they should make an announcement that this sector is only for ME3 airlines.

No nod from Heathrow; Mum new transit point for London-Kol f ..

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The entire nonstop flight to LHR story was a hoax. AI/GOI will never allow such flight from Kolkata under current political climate.

Nothing to do with AI slot: Heathrow authorities.
Airline official shifts the blame on the Civil Aviation Authority, the UK equivalent of India’s DGCA. https://www.telegraphindia.com/west-bengal/calcutta/heathrow-airport-denies-relation-to-slot-for-air-india-slot/cid/1792487

I knew all along that it was AI hoax.

Air India Express crash: Runway fri ..

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Comment: Welcome news, there are no shortage of passengers in this sector. It was Delhi babus creating problems to marginalize CCU!

Denied slot in London, AI direct flight goes hopping.
A four-hour delay in Calcutta for passengers from the city and another three-hour wait in Delhi.
https://www.telegraphindia.com/west-bengal/calcutta/denied-slot-in-london-air-india-direct-flight-goes-hopping/cid/1792320
Comment: AI and MCA will go all the way to create obstacles for direct CCU/LHR flight. This is the order of their business. Watch it before you fly!

Air India London flight to go via Mumbai.
The airline had announced a twice-a-week direct flight between Calcutta and Heathrow under the Vande Bharat programme till October 24.
https://www.telegraphindia.com/west-bengal/calcutta/air-india-london-flight-to-go-via-mumbai/cid/1792433

London-Kolkata direct flight after more than 10 yrs, thanks to Vande Bharat Mission. Some passengers said it would be nice if the direct flights between London and Kolkata could be reinstated. https://www.hindustantimes.com/kolkata/london-kolkata-direct-flight-after-more-than-10-yrs-thanks-to-vande-bharat-mission/story-82POKi27hE4fyFbMnMpZfK.html
Comment: If for some unknown reason GOI/AI does not want CCU to be connected to west then they should make an announcement that this sector is only for ME3 airlines.

No nod from Heathrow; Mum new transit point for London-Kol f ..

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The entire nonstop flight to LHR story was a hoax. AI/GOI will never allow such flight from Kolkata under current political climate.

Nothing to do with AI slot: Heathrow authorities.
Airline official shifts the blame on the Civil Aviation Authority, the UK equivalent of India’s DGCA. https://www.telegraphindia.com/west-bengal/calcutta/heathrow-airport-denies-relation-to-slot-for-air-india-slot/cid/1792487

I knew all along that it was AI hoax.

Air India Express crash: Runway fri ..

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I understand your passion for the CCU-LHR flight, but BA had a flight with opportunity for numerous connections at LHR, yet they pulled it many years ago. If there is a traffic potential it will likely be BA.

AI has to rely primarily on O&D only on both ends. However this could be an opportunity for AI to test the nonstop flight. What is there to lose. Slots are now available at LHR, perhaps the best time for this flight. If it succeeds, BA might come back also, just like they have returned to Pakistan.
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Chinese military deploying H-6 bombers along LAC.
Most notably, the new CJ20 cruise missile carries a 500 kg warhead and has a 2,000 km range, while its lighter counterpart the YJ-63 has one tenth of the range but is considerably lighter, meaning more can be carried by a single bomber, according to the Military Watch report.
https://www.thestatesman.com/india/chinese-military-deploying-h-6-bombers-along-lac-1502924780.html

Comment: H-6 is based on Soviet Tu-16 bomber aircraft with 1959 technology. How effective it will be in mountain area is yet to be seen. It is not a very modern machine!


Official: Lufthansa Retiring Entire A380 & A340-600 Fleet… Probably.
https://onemileatatime.com/lufthansa-retiring-entire-a380-a340-600-fleet/
Lufthansa has revealed that the outlook for international air traffic has significantly worsened in recent weeks. With the summer travel season coming to an end, passenger and booking numbers are declining again, after slight signs of a recovery in July and August.
After AF ,LH is the second airlines to ground the entire fleet of A380.

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Chinese air force video appears to show simulated attack on U.S. air base on Guam.
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-chinese-air-force-video-appears-to-show-simulated-attack-on-us-air/
Comment: Mr.Xi gone crazy!

China releases video of simulated attack on US. The two minute and 15 second clip, set to solemn, dramatic music, shows H-6 bombers taking off from a desert base.
https://www.telegraphindia.com/world/china-releases-video-of-simulated-attack-on-us/cid/1792704

Pentagon hits back at Russia's claim its supersonic nuclear-capable bomber flew 'world record' non-stop flight of 25 hours with tweet listing three longer US missions.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8761971/US-military-claps-Russias-claim-supersonic-bomber-flew-world-record-flight.html

Scientist Sekhar Basu passes on.
The former Atomic Energy Commission chairman, who tested positive for Covid, was awarded Padma Shri in 2014. Lose of a great mind from Kolkata!
https://www.telegraphindia.com/west-bengal/calcutta/scientist-sekhar-basu-passes-on/cid/1792950

Russia Just Declassified Footage of The Most Powerful Nuclear Bomb Blast in History.
https://www.sciencealert.com/russia-declassifies-footage-of-the-most-powerful-nuclear-bomb-in-history?__twitter_impression=true

Brahmos, Akash and Nirbhay: India rolls out its missiles to counter Chinese threat.
India-China standoff: India’s main stay in the stand-off weapons is the Brahmos air-to-air and air-to-surface cruise missile with its 300 kilogramme warhead.
https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/brahmos-akash-and-nirbhay-india-rolls-out-its-missiles-to-counter-chinese-threat/story-USsylwt4wxOaXzrml07DgJ.html
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FAA certifies world's largest jet engine for commercial use.
The General Electric GE9x will power the new Boeing 777x, which flew for the first time this year. https://www.cnet.com/news/faa-certifies-worlds-largest-jet-engine-for-commercial-use/


India successfully test fires cruise missile from Odisha.
All parameters met during the flight test of the weapon which has a strike range of more than 400 km, say DRDO officials. https://www.telegraphindia.com/india/india-successfully-test-fires-cruise-missile/cid/1793472



Lufthansa threatens to stop flights.
There are restrictions in place for Indian nationals desiring to travel to Germany which was putting Indian carriers at a significant disadvantage. https://www.telegraphindia.com/business/lufthansa-threatens-to-stop-flights/cid/1793398


India moves terrain-hugging Nirbhay missiles with 1,000-km range to defend LAC.
The Nirbhay subsonic cruise missile will be inducted into the army and navy after the seventh trial next month. https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/india-moves-terrain-hugging-nirbhay-missiles-with-1-000-km-range-to-defend-lac/story-yf5IrC1IhjVjbVv1aOJWSO.html

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Comment: LH 20 flights a week vs AI 4 flights a week. What more concessions neo-Nazis want?

India gets new VVIP aircraft; B777 flies in from Texas to De ..

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There are limits of buying this luxury toy and money should be spend wisely in trouble times!

Amid LAC faceoff, US military aircr ..

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India successfully test-fires nuclear capable hypersonic missile Shaurya.
‘Shaurya’, which is the land variant of Indias K-15 missile, has a strike range of 700 km to 1000 km and is capable of carrying payloads of 200 kg to 1000 kg, the sources said.
Comment: Is it really hypersonic?
https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/india-successfully-test-fires-nuclear-capable-hypersonic-missile-shaurya/story-6OVLkT6uXueovpkKniuxGK.html


Despite pandemic, passenger count at Kolkata airport touches 1m-mark.
The increase in count has posed a bigger challenge in ensuring all Covid protocols are strictly followed. Several Vande Bharat flights landed at NSCBI airport including chartered flights bringing Indians from Middle East and other countries.
https://www.thestatesman.com/bengal/despite-pandemic-passenger-count-kolkata-airport-touches-1m-mark-1502927492.html
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India's forgotten battle of WWII: Kohima-Imphal, Stalingrad of the East.
By Ranjan Pal, CNN 7 hrs ago
In a cataclysmic year during which the whole world has been beset by Covid-19, gone almost unnoticed is the 75th anniversary of the end of the last great catastrophe to befall our planet -- WWII.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/india-s-forgotten-battle-of-wwii-kohima-imphal-stalingrad-of-the-east/ar-BB19G7Z3
A story worth reading! Today’s IAF was born from the ashes of this battlefield!



SpiceJet to fly non-stop to London.
New service with a promotional return fare of Rs 53,555 on both the Delhi-London and Mumbai-London routes.
https://www.telegraphindia.com/business/spicejet-to-fly-non-stop-to-london/cid/1793997

Zurich International to sign deal to build Jewar airport today.
Officials from the Noida International Airport Limited (NIAL) said last month that the signing of this agreement is significant as Zurich Airport International cannot start work at the airport site without it.
https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/zurich-international-to-sign-deal-today-to-build-jewar-airport/story-rEOfi9arsfSnsowWKpHpJM.html

Government talks tough against Lufthansa.
'Greater concessions to foreign airlines will not be given at the expense of Indian carriers even as it continues to negotiate with the German carrier'. https://www.telegraphindia.com/business/government-talks-tough-against-lufthansa/cid/1794242


Rudram missile: How do NGARMs work?
Rudram has the ability to detect enemy radars on the ground. Once these missiles disarm enemy radars on the ground, it can help inflict more damage in the attacks that follow the first wave.
https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/rudram-missile-how-do-ngarms-work/story-C2mUYlqGY9hvU34D7lty2H.html



Kolkata-London direct flight operations extended till March

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Comment: Let us see how long this flight lasts!


HAL assistant supervisor held for ‘sharing’ fighter aircraft details with ISI. https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/other/hal-assistant-supervisor-held-for-sharing-fighter-aircraft-details-with-isi/ar-BB19SnqU
Comment: How these people get job in HAL in the first place!

Bagdogra airport set for expansion.
Construction to result in 12-fold increase in size of the terminal and a jump in the annual passenger traffic capacity by 17 times.
https://www.telegraphindia.com/west-bengal/bagdogra-airport-set-for-expansion/cid/1794500 Comment: This should have been done long ago. Delhi is too far away!

Plea for ‘permanent’ London flight.
The airline had announced that the flights would operate till October 24 but the date was later extended till March 24. https://www.telegraphindia.com/west-bengal/calcutta/plea-for-permanent-london-flight/cid/1794704

DRDO chief says India can have complete missile system in 4-5 years.
India has tested 10 missiles in the last two months with indigenously developed Rudram-1 being the latest. https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/drdo-chief-says-india-can-have-complete-missile-system-in-4-5-years/story-rbH4aZJyKZw0vSgQ40n3OP.html
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Itanagar to get airport at Hollongi by 2022-end: AAI

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Air India to operate flights to Germany, service to begin from October 26.
The announcement indicated that a breakthrough in ‘Air Bubble’ negotiations has been achieved between India and Germany. https://www.thestatesman.com/business/air-india-operate-flights-germany-service-begin-october-26-1502929984.html

Jet-II becomes a possibility as creditors clear revival plan..

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Bengal calls for regular London flight.
Air India officials said there were very low bookings now but tour operators feel the demand would have been more had the airline increased the frequency. https://www.telegraphindia.com/west-bengal/calcutta/bengal-calls-for-regular-london-flight/cid/1794843 Comment: Pray to LORD!

Covid test rule changed for fliers from London.
Passengers not carrying a Covid-19 negative report will have to undergo a test on arrival and wait for 6 hours for result. https://www.telegraphindia.com/west-bengal/calcutta/covid-test-rule-changed-for-fliers-from-london/cid/1795308
Comment: Bengal govt. determined to isolate and marginalize the nonresident community for no fault of NRI. God bless the Bongs!


India tests missile that launches a torpedo hundreds of miles away.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/06/asia/indian-anti-submarine-missile-ml-intl-hnk-scli/index.html
Comment: Could be a future launching platform for shore base ASW.


Lufthansa to operate 10 weekly flights in India, Air India will operate 7 in Germany.
Owing to the disparity in numbers, India, Germany air bubble — an agreement between two countries to allow their airlines to operate both-way travels — stood suspended. https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/india-germany-international-flights-lufthansa-to-operate-10-weekly-flights-in-india-air-india-7/story-rjMjsYBYasS2jsdEjPma3I.html

India restores existing visas, except electronic, tourist and medical.
It has been decided to permit all Overseas Citizens of India and Persons of Indian origin cardholders and all other foreign nationals planning to visit the country for any purpose, except on a tourist visa, to enter by air or water routes.
https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/india-restores-existing-visas-except-electronic-tourist-and-medical/story-XJq4Dfz3sLRJMDkHmq7O8M.html


Navy demonstrates combat readiness; releases video of missil ..

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Kolkata-built submarine hunter indu ..

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China Calls Russia's Talk of Possible Military Alliance 'Positive,' with 'No Limit' to Their Ties. https://www.newsweek.com/china-calls-russia-talk-military-alliance-positive-1541817 Comment: Where INDIA stands in this equation?

Air India One: Second VVIP aircraft in Prime Minister and President’s fleet arrives in Delhi.

The second Boeing 777 VVIP aircraft with missile defence systems, which will serve on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Air India One’ fleet, landed in Delhi on Saturday. The first modified Boeing 777 aircraft had arrived in India earlier in October. https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/air-india-one-second-vvip-aircraft-in-prime-minister-and-president-s-fleet-arrives-in-delhi/story-r17Uf6zsn24XkWTnZRG2vN.html

India signs defensive agreement with US following Himalayan standoff with China. https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/27/asia/us-india-defense-china-intl-hnk/index.html

SpiceJet to launch seaplane services in Gujarat from October 31.
https://www.hindustantimes.com/mumbai-news/spicejet-to-launch-seaplane-services-in-gujarat-from-october-31/story-SUOLQ5z2hsp8lqflCfuYGL.html
Comment: New transportation technology in sight.

Harvard COVID-19 Study: Flying Safer Than Grocery Shopping.
For the study, Harvard researchers utilized computer models to examine airflow inairliner cabins, and they eventually concluded that specialized onboard ventilation systems are able to filter out 99 percent of airborne viruses.
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/coronavirus/harvard-covid-19-study-flying-safer-grocery-shopping-171533

China's J-20 stealth fighter was shown in a training dogfight on state television. https://www.businessinsider.com/china-j20-stealth-fighter-in-training-dogfight-on-state-tv-2020-10

PM Narendra Modi travels on maiden seaplane flight from Keva ..

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Hope this mode of transportation will be economically sustainable in India.

AAI hands over Mangaluru airport to Adani group on lease for 50 years.
The AAI had signed concession agreements with the Adani group on February 14 for operations, management, and development of the Mangaluru, Lucknow, and Ahmedabad airports.
https://www.hindustantimes.com/business-news/aai-hands-over-mangaluru-airport-to-adani-group-on-lease-for-50-years/story-abQ1VLz51T68P2y0U1l2hO.html
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More carriers on board, Bangla flights to increase from Wed

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Yes, economics of Kolkata and Dhaka are interrelated!

Airlines suffer blow as England bans non-work overseas travel.
Airlines were already reeling from the Covid-19 pandemic. They have eliminated tens of thousands of jobs, retired older fuel-guzzling aircraft and turned to capital markets and asset sales to survive a slump in travel.
https://www.hindustantimes.com/business-news/airlines-suffer-blow-as-england-bans-non-work-overseas-travel/story-VfhrgpXviDd2jM8RqK4ZFI.html

Berlin airport opens... 10 years late.
Berlin's new airport is finally opening to the public, 10 years behind schedule and billions over budget.
The project has been plagued by delays caused by safety fears and changes in construction plans.
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-54754565

China Gained Ground on India During Bloody Summer in Himalayas.
Both armies prepare for a long winter after battle lines were redrawn in months of tense fighting.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2020-11-01/china-gained-ground-on-india-during-bloody-summer-in-himalayas
Comment: A nice pictorial description about Ladakh battlefield between India and China.

IAF to receive three more Rafale combat aircraft on November ..

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Easy test, UK lockdown bring more f ..

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How the US election might determine the future of travel.
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/us-election-2020-trump-biden-travel/index.html

The world's longest flight is back -- and now it's even longer.
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/worlds-longest-flight-singapore-relaunch/?hpt=ob_blogfooterold
It is on A350!
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Another airline is retiring the world's largest passenger plane after just under 3 years of service as the pandemic keeps long-haul flyers grounded. See inside Hi Fly's Airbus A380. https://news.yahoo.com/worlds-largest-passenger-plane-soon-121900561.html

60% of flights now back in Kolkata ..

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Bihar's Darbhanga airport begins op ..

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Mumbai airport’s RT-PCR test facility detects 100 passengers with Covid-19.
https://www.hindustantimes.com/mumbai-news/mumbai-airport-s-rt-pcr-test-facility-detects-100-passengers-with-covid-19/story-o8LV44dDJ45RpxfqxWH2LO.html

https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/10/business/boeing-737-max-approval-orders-deliveries/index.html Boeing 737 is going to fly again soon.

Singapore and Hong Kong to start ‘travel bubble’ flights on Nov. 22.
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/11/singapore-and-hong-kong-to-start-travel-bubble-flights-on-nov-22.html

Azerbaijan’s drones owned the battlefield in Nagorno-Karabakh — and showed future of warfare. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/nagorno-karabkah-drones-azerbaijan-aremenia/2020/11/11/441bcbd2-193d-11eb-8bda-814ca56e138b_story.html
Lessons to be learned for desi planners!

A Third of the World’s Air Routes Have Been Lost Due to Covid.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-12/a-third-of-the-world-s-air-routes-have-been-lost-due-to-covid

What the 737 MAX's return to the sky will mean for passengers.
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/737-max-return-passenger-impact/index.html

The man who made flying affordable to millions of Indians.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-54927691
In the summer of 2005, retired army officer-turned-businessman GR Gopinath announced that he would enable Indians to fly at one rupee or less than a cent.
It was an incredulous sales pitch from the founder of the country's first budget airline.
(more..)

Emirates working with Pfizer, others on vaccine transport ‘challenge’. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/emirates-working-with-pfizer-others-on-vaccine-transport-challenge/ar-BB1b1RbC?ocid=BingNews
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Report: China’s ‘Aircraft-Carrier Killer’ Missiles Hit Target Ship in August.
The new carrier killers are just part of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) arsenal of missiles, which includes more than 1,250 ground-launched ballistic missiles. (more….).

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/report-china’s-‘aircraft-carrier-killer’-missiles-hit-target-ship-august-172655

Round 2 of Malabar war games tomorrow. It represents a tectonic shift | Analysis.
India has already asked its navy to start prepping to counter the China’s navy and change its orientation from diplomacy to deployment.
https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/round-2-of-malabar-war-games-tomorrow-it-represents-a-tectonic-shift-opinion/story-twV1VmPrB56FXLQfP8j27O.html

China's Y-20 tanker variant spotted conducting aerial refueling for J-20 fighter jet: report.
By Liu Xuanzun Source: Global Times Published: 2020/11/17 17:38:41
https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1207114.shtml

US shoots down ICBM in space from warship in successful test.
An intercontinental ballistic missile was shot down in space from a warship for the first time during a successful demonstration on Tuesday, according to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). Raw footage courtesy of the US Department of Defense.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/us-shoots-down-icbm-space-164921825.html


China's ballistic missiles and uncertainty at sea.

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A well thought out article!


The Boeing 737 Max jet can take to the skies for the first time since a design flaw led to two deadly crashes in 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jieNsMsK4as


China's first stealth jet looks an awful lot like the US's first stealth fighter — here's how the J-20 and the F-22 stack up. https://www.businessinsider.com/how-china-j20-stealth-jet-compares-to-us-f22-fighter-2020-11 Comment: One such stealth fighter is deployed near Ladakh border with INDIA.


France turns the screws on Imran Khan, declines upgrade for Mirage, subs and more.
Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla was told about the French government’s decisions vis-a-vis Pakistan when he visited Paris on October 29.
https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/france-turns-the-screws-on-imran-khan-declines-upgrade-for-mirage-subs-and-more/story-QOPvQYDfvTfwGyJHQY80dN.html

Watch: Indian MiG-29Ks In Action In Phase 2 Of 4-Nation Malabar Exercise.
This is the final day of the second phase of these exercises; on Thursday fighter jet ops were conducted from the decks of Vikramaditya and the USS Nimitz.
https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/2020-malabar-exercise-indian-mig-29ks-us-f18s-in-action-in-4-nation-malabar-exercise-2327882
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What you need to know before you fly on a Boeing 737 MAX. https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/boeing-737-max-passengers-need-to-know/index.html

Singapore Airline’s India venture Vistara eyes direct flights to US.
Though the specific timeframe and aircraft requirements are yet to be finalised, the airline is studying various scenarios for direct flights, Vinod Kannan, chief commercial officer, Vistara, said. Currently, flag carrier Air India is the only Indian airline offering direct flights to the US.
https://www.hindustantimes.com/business-news/singapore-airline-s-india-venture-vistara-eyes-direct-flights-to-us/story-3yFPrSaCLEV7DwNm59hi2N.html


Darbhanga airport takes off, Deoghar lags behind.
Temple town looking at relocation of habitats, tree-felling. https://www.telegraphindia.com/jharkhand/darbhanga-airport-takes-off-deoghar-lags-behind/cid/1798242 Why rush? Leave it in the arm of BABA VISHWANATH !


Astra air combat missile to be soon tested from Tejas fighte ..

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WHY DID AIRBUS MAKE INDIAN AIRLINES A SPECIAL A320 WITH DIFFERENT LANDING GEAR?
Posted by The Flight Detective | Nov 21, 2020 | Airlines | 12
https://travelupdate.com/indian-airbus-a320-landing-gear/
When an aircraft is using a runway, the weight is distributed by the landing gear, with the main gear bearing most of it. The more wheels you have, the less weight is pressed onto the ground by each one....


Rush at Kolkata airport on no-flight-curb days

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Good to see blue color workers leaving Bengal using the airport.

Smaller long-haul planes are the future of flying -- but also its past. http://www.cnn.com/travel/article/narrow-body-planes-long-haul-flights-future/?hpt=ob_blogfooterold

MiG-29K trainer aircraft lost over Arabian Sea; one pilot rescued, search for another underway.
As per the Navy, the incident took place yesterday at around 5 pm in the Arabian Sea and a high-level inquiry has been ordered to investigate the matter.
https://www.thestatesman.com/world/mig-29k-trainer-aircraft-lost-over-arabian-sea-one-pilot-rescued-search-for-another-underway-1502937591.html?utm_source=vuukle&utm_medium=talk_of_town
Comment: These high-tech aircrafts must be flown by experienced pilots!

GAME CHANGER
China’s terrifying new stealth bomber ‘could launch a nuclear sneak attack on Pearl Harbour’. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/13303935/china-new-stealth-bomber-nuke-pearl-harbour/
Comment: It is a copy of US B-2 stealth bomber; but a smart copy indeed.

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Calcutta airport power restored.
At least 40 outgoing flights were delayed because of the snag. https://www.telegraphindia.com/west-bengal/calcutta/kolkata-airport-power-supply-restored-after-33-hours/cid/1798916

Honeybees land on aircraft before passengers board.
Water cannons used to drive away the swarms.
https://www.telegraphindia.com/west-bengal/calcutta/honeybees-land-on-vistara-aircraft-before-passengers-board-water-cannons-used-to-save-the-day/cid/1799111


Indian Navy’s First Made In India Aircraft Carrier Successfully Completes Basin Trials. https://swarajyamag.com/insta/indian-navys-first-made-in-india-aircraft-carrier-successfully-completes-basin-trials
It is high time to start real flight operation.


Armenia Blames ‘Poor Indian Military Hardware’ For Its Loss To Azerbaijan – Pakistani, Chinese Netizens. https://eurasiantimes.com/armenia-blames-poor-indian-military-hardware-for-its-loss-to-azerbaijan-pakistani-chinese-netizens/

Four Time Faster Than US’ Tomahawks, Why Indian BrahMos Missiles Pose A Grave Risk To China?
https://eurasiantimes.com/why-indian-brahmos-missiles-are-four-time-deadlier-than-american-tomahawk-missiles-a-big-threat-to-china/


American Airlines goes full throttle to restore Boeing MAX fleet. https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/american-airlines-goes-full-throttle-to-restore-boeing-max-fleet/ar-BB1bAPro?ocid=BingNews
Comment: Why so hurry, not many people are flying now.

Airlines will no longer be required to transport emotional support animals. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/airlines-will-no-longer-be-required-to-transport-emotional-support-animals/ar-BB1bzZoX?fbclid=IwAR3447566KBJSRpIUL5ABX_GahrVFoQHf-4ydTobDRTsWScioT_8BRRW2G4&ocid=BingNews
Comment: It will be only a day for dogs!


Airline bids farewell to its jumbo jets by inviting fans for a business class lunch. https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/virgin-atlantic-747-sendoff/index.html
This is a Virgin style farewell.

Airport at Jewar to have 5 runways. NOIDA: The proposed international airport at Jewar will have five runways as the apex committee monitoring the project on Thursday approved a proposal in this regard.
The project monitoring and implementation committee (PMIC), headed by UP chief secretary RK Tiwari, is authorised to make critical recommendations to the government on the airport.
https://www.hindustantimes.com/noida/airport-at-jewar-to-have-5-runways/story-NSN3lOiFVDfzuYeVnLJV0O.html
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Amid China border conflict, IAF test fires 10 Akash missiles to 'shoot down' enemy fighters.
https://www.aninews.in/news/national/general-news/amid-china-border-conflict-iaf-testfires-10-akash-missiles-to-shoot-down-enemy-fighters20201204144801/


Beijing may have built bases in the South China Sea, but that doesn't mean it can defend them, report claims. https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/07/china/south-china-sea-bases-military-intl-hnk/?hpt=ob_blogfooterold
Beijing has spent years turning islands and reefs in the South China Sea into military bases and airstrips -- but such territory could be vulnerable to attack and nigh indefensible in the event of war, a new report has warned.
Comment: Who knows how many battle field Mr.Xi wants for his war games!


Saudi Arabia, Qatar And UAE Interested In Buying BrahMos Supersonic Missiles From India. https://swarajyamag.com/insta/saudi-arabia-qatar-and-uae-interested-in-buying-brahmos-supersonic-missiles-from-india
Comment: Make sure PAKIS don’t get hold of it.

Woman heads Kolkata air traffic control, first to do so in I ..

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France to build new nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, says Macron.
Macron framed the decision to use nuclear reactors to propel the future warship as part of France’s climate strategy, stressing its lower emissions compared to diesel fuel.
https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/france-to-build-new-nuclear-powered-aircraft-carrier-says-macron/story-ZpvJekXrt8UPLQnb2soxzN.html

Bokaro airport getting ready to start operations by 2021.
Delay on account of encroachments, pending work at terminal. https://www.telegraphindia.com/jharkhand/bokaro-airport-getting-ready-start-operations-by-2021/cid/1799800


Pilots sight runway amidst fog warning, operate all flights

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Ex-Navy chief’s tribute to Yeager
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India offers LCA Tejas trainer variant to US Navy: Report
To replace the US Navy’s T-38 Goshawk, India touts the LIFT variant of the LCA Tejas.
https://www.theweek.in/news/india/2020/12/09/india-offers-lca-tejas-trainer-variant-to-us-navy-report.html
Comment: This is too much to expect from INDIA!

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1971 war: How Army para-dropped infantry into East Pak.
The Indian forces used subterfuge to deceive the enemy and capture Poongli Bridge in the eastern sector by night.
https://www.thestatesman.com/bengal/1971-war-army-para-dropped-infantry-east-pak-1502940334.html
Comment: Also in the ground Bangladesh Mukti Bahini helped air drop operation on that day.

Andal airport: Govt to be single la ..

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Bengal government nod to daily flights from Delhi.
https://www.telegraphindia.com/west-bengal/calcutta/bengal-government-nod-to-daily-flights-from-delhi/cid/1800533

Fog delays trigger jam in Kolkata a ..

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Comment: CCU airport should be prepared to have 200 parking bays.



Navy's indigenous advanced frigate 'Himgiri' makes first con ..

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China's Chang'e-5 lunar probe successfully delivers moon samples to Earth. https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/16/asia/china-lunar-probe-intl/?hpt=ob_blogfooterold


Here's Every Aircraft Carrier in the World.

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/every-aircraft-carrier-world-180800632.html


A vaccine will be a game-changer for international travel. But it's not everything. https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/what-vaccine-means-for-international-travel-scn/?hpt=ob_blogfooterold

UK passengers on a plane to Germany were told to deboard or face mandatory coronavirus testing and quarantine at the airport when they landed.
https://www.businessinsider.com/pilot-uk-get-off-plane-or-face-quarantine-in-germany-2020-12
COMMENT: Have your Covid passport ready before you fly.
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The Soviet Union is long gone, but its aircraft carriers live on. https://www.yahoo.com/news/soviet-union-long-gone-aircraft-225802780.html


Pan Am Boeing 377: The luxury airplane with beds in overhead compartments. https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/pan-am-boeing-377-stratocruiser-luxury-plane/index.html

Boeing hard-sells Super Hornet, tests it for Indian Navy carriers.
India offered advanced Block III Super Hornet, with five major enhancements. https://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/boeing-hard-sells-super-hornet-tests-it-for-indian-navy-carriers-120122100993_1.html


Nepali airline Buddha Air flies passengers to the wrong airport. https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/nepal-buddha-airlines-wrong-airport-intl-hnk/index.html


16 passengers on UK-India flights test Covid positive, 745 passengers quarantined in Mumbai.
According to the authorities, eight people who came from or via the UK have tested positive in Amritsar, five in New Delhi, two in Kolkata and one in Chennai even though the government has asserted that there have been no confirmed instances of the mutant strain anywhere in India so far.
https://www.thestatesman.com/india/16-passengers-uk-india-flights-test-covid-positive-745-passengers-quarantined-mumbai-1502942399.html


How to bring an airplane out of hibernation. https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/airplanes-hibernation-wake-up/index.html

Before March this year, Asia Pacific Aircraft Storage (APAS) had stored, maintained and reactivated around 75 aircraft at its desert storage facility in Alice Springs. Today, twice as many jets are hibernating at this remote Northern Territory location. (more….)

United Airlines will require negative COVID-19 test for passengers flying from UK to O’Hare, other airports. https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/united-airlines-will-require-negative-covid-19-test-for-passengers-flying-from-uk-to-o-hare-other-airports/ar-BB1cdg61?ocid=BingNews

Boeing 737: How world's most successful airplane became its most troubled.
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/boeing-737-story-behind-the-troubled-aircraft/index.html

Over 50 years after its maiden flight, the Boeing 737 is both the most successful airliner ever made and one whose future is more uncertain than ever.

U.S. Requires Tests for U.K. Flyers on Worry Over Covid Variant. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/u-s-requires-tests-for-u-k-flyers-on-worry-over-covid-variant/ar-BB1cdB9V?ocid=BingNews



https://api.discover.digitalglobe.com/show?id=10400100648A7500

Apron, runway and taxiway construction activities at Kolkata airport. Taxiway F extended to north side almost to 19L. Wall to wall service road on the east side of main runway complete which could be prelude to another set of parallel taxiway in the east reducing runway occupancy significantly. Extended taxiway F in the north passing very close to Jessore road and perimeter wall. Possibly AAI will have to reclaim more land in future in this area. More parking bay construction visible near cargo apron area, near south side hangar complex. New parking bay might come up on the wall to wall service road in the east side of main runway. AAI is refurbishing this old airport thoroughly.
Digital globe will publish their picture in low resolution, but one could get a good idea how construction activities are going on. Now Google has stopped updating airport pictures (why?) this is only way to go!
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The Soviet Union is long gone, but its aircraft carriers live on. https://www.yahoo.com/news/soviet-union-long-gone-aircraft-225802780.html


Pan Am Boeing 377: The luxury airplane with beds in overhead compartments. https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/pan-am-boeing-377-stratocruiser-luxury-plane/index.html

Boeing hard-sells Super Hornet, tests it for Indian Navy carriers.
India offered advanced Block III Super Hornet, with five major enhancements. https://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/boeing-hard-sells-super-hornet-tests-it-for-indian-navy-carriers-120122100993_1.html


Nepali airline Buddha Air flies passengers to the wrong airport. https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/nepal-buddha-airlines-wrong-airport-intl-hnk/index.html


16 passengers on UK-India flights test Covid positive, 745 passengers quarantined in Mumbai.
According to the authorities, eight people who came from or via the UK have tested positive in Amritsar, five in New Delhi, two in Kolkata and one in Chennai even though the government has asserted that there have been no confirmed instances of the mutant strain anywhere in India so far.
https://www.thestatesman.com/india/16-passengers-uk-india-flights-test-covid-positive-745-passengers-quarantined-mumbai-1502942399.html


How to bring an airplane out of hibernation. https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/airplanes-hibernation-wake-up/index.html

Before March this year, Asia Pacific Aircraft Storage (APAS) had stored, maintained and reactivated around 75 aircraft at its desert storage facility in Alice Springs. Today, twice as many jets are hibernating at this remote Northern Territory location. (more….)

United Airlines will require negative COVID-19 test for passengers flying from UK to O’Hare, other airports. https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/united-airlines-will-require-negative-covid-19-test-for-passengers-flying-from-uk-to-o-hare-other-airports/ar-BB1cdg61?ocid=BingNews

Boeing 737: How world's most successful airplane became its most troubled.
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/boeing-737-story-behind-the-troubled-aircraft/index.html

Over 50 years after its maiden flight, the Boeing 737 is both the most successful airliner ever made and one whose future is more uncertain than ever.

U.S. Requires Tests for U.K. Flyers on Worry Over Covid Variant. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/u-s-requires-tests-for-u-k-flyers-on-worry-over-covid-variant/ar-BB1cdB9V?ocid=BingNews



https://api.discover.digitalglobe.com/show?id=10400100648A7500

Apron, runway and taxiway construction activities at Kolkata airport. Taxiway F extended to north side almost to 19L. Wall to wall service road on the east side of main runway complete which could be prelude to another set of parallel taxiway in the east reducing runway occupancy significantly. Extended taxiway F in the north passing very close to Jessore road and perimeter wall. Possibly AAI will have to reclaim more land in future in this area. More parking bay construction visible near cargo apron area, near south side hangar complex. New parking bay might come up on the wall to wall service road in the east side of main runway. AAI is refurbishing this old airport thoroughly.
Digital globe will publish their picture in low resolution, but one could get a good idea how construction activities are going on. Now Google has stopped updating airport pictures (why?) this is only way to go!
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