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Friday, April 23, 2021

Mission WriteTake | Enroll for really inspiring life lessons & more...


 

Plane-loads of stories to fly out of Tarmak Media House #TMH


 

A new beginning.. Tarmak Media House #TMH takes-off on April 14

 


Friday, February 12, 2021

Let's address him as 'Guru Kota'


 

#HamaraTejas 🇮🇳
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May be, from now on let's address him as: #GuruKota.
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The most humble shishya of #GuruKalam.
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#PlaneCarnival​ | At #HAL​ stall | Avro, Dornier upgrades, desi FDR, SSWCS & CATS | #AeroIndia2021​


 

#PlaneCarnival​ | Quick walkthrough at #ADA​ stall; #LCAAFMK2​, #TEDBF​, #AMCA​ shining | #AeroIndia2021


 

Do U think Dr Kota Harinarayana deserves a sortie on #HamaraTejas​? An Ideal gurudakshina it will be


 Dear folks!

It will be a great gesture if #IAF /#ADA / #DRDO / #HAL offers Dr Kota Harinarayana a sortie on #Tejas. None asked him so far! Nor, he would ever ask. An ideal gurudakshina it will be. He deserves a flight more than anyone else I feel. Even if he says no, at least an offer is almost equal to flying him. None did so. I am surprised. What's your take? Watch the first ever #TarmakTalking episode with Dr Kota here: https://bit.ly/3b0MOpk (2018) Thank You. Jai Hind! #AKM

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

#TarmakTalking | New #Tejas​ book with rare insights to inspire everyone: Air Marshal Rajkumar (Retd) | #PlaneCarnival


 

#PlaneCarnival​ | Young & mighty #BrahMos​ stars share the secret behind supersonic missile | #Unsung


 

#PlaneCarnival​ | We are the flag-bearers of Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan: Praveen Pathak | #BrahMos


 

#HamaraTejas​ soon to fly into your hearts & inspire you!!


 

#PlaneCarnival​ | As I was chasing planes to get you all updates, #Casper​ was missing me at home...


 

#PlaneCarnival​ | All about DESIDOC & the new book 'Radiance in the sky: The Tejas Saga' | #AeroIndia


 

#PlaneCarnival​ | #IMRH​ team says confident of meeting Army, IAF requirements | #AeroIndia2021


 

#PlaneCarnival​ | HAL's young champs confident of #RUAV​'s first flight next year | #AeroIndia2021​


 

#PlaneCarnival​ | Glad on #Tejas​ status; #AMCA​ must gain speed: IAF Chief Bhadauria | #TarmakTalking


 

#PlaneCarnival​ | Meet the smart boys who scare the birds away at AFS Yelahanka | #UnsungAirWarriors


 

#PlaneCarnival​ | Start-ups helped us to leapfrog on tech curve: Dr Ajay Kumar | #TarmakTalking


 

#PlaneCarnival​ | A glance at the India Pavilion | #AeroIndia2021​


 

#PlaneCarnival​ | Dassault Aviation's Nagpur plant & plans ahead as more #Rafales​ join #IAF


 

#UnsungAirWarriors​: Meet the souls who remove foreign objects from Yelahanka runway: #PlaneCarnival​


 

#PlaneCarnival​ | Enjoy the best of inaugural fly-past from #AeroIndia2021​ | Day-1


 

#PlaneCarnival​ | Enjoy every bit of this Full Dress Rehearsal (FDR) highlights of #AeroIndia2021​


 

With love from Nirmiti Productions | Some cuts, some fun... | #PlaneCarnival


 

#HamaraTejas​ | Story of 2 fighters & survivors... | #PlaneCarnival​ | #AeroIndia2021​ | #Tejas​ | #AKM


 

Friday, January 22, 2021

Inspiring ADA | Guru Kalam ignited us to develop gen-next tech in India: Dr Girish | Part-1D



#InspiringADA Series | All parts

Part-1A | https://bit.ly/3pc8nZK🇮🇳
Part-1B | https://bit.ly/3qBJZ45 🇮🇳
Part-1C | https://bit.ly/3bYsXsG 🇮🇳
Part-1D | https://bit.ly/2LUuXHV🇮🇳 Part-2 | https://bit.ly/3sSVrtV 🇮🇳
#Avgeeks #AeroIndia2021 #PlaneCarnival


 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Inspiring ADA | LCA Mk-II CDRs by end of this year: Dr Girish | Part-IA





 

Inspiring ADA | A news series set to take-off today ahead of Plane Carnival 2021

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A new series #InspiringADA takes off today with Dr Girish Deodhare 🇮🇳 Prog Dir ADA joining #TarmakTalking. Girish is one of the most silent/unassuming souls of India's A&D. Always locked on to missions, taking on challenges with a smile & mentoring the gen-next.
Girish's interview will have 4 sub-parts. He gives an overall pic of progs. Later, project heads to join series to update us on #AMCA, #NLCA, #TEDBF & #LCAMk2. Icing on the cake to be Jan 26 special with young scientists.
You can catch the entire #InspiringADA series on the You Tube channel here: https://bit.ly/2XSqdF8. Please do subscribe if you haven't yet.😊
So tighten your seat belts folks, as we hit the skies with loads of new stories & updates this #PlaneCarnival season. 🛩️🛩️
 

Friday, August 28, 2020

India chapter of Society of Flight Test Engineers takes wing giving boost to military aviation

 


By Anantha Kirshnan M

Military aviation is set to get a boost when the India chapter of Society of Flight Test Engineers (SFTE) will formally take-off with an inaugural virtual session scheduled on Saturday (August 29). What makes this event unique will be the participation of some of the best brains behind flight testing, a highly skilled art only a chosen few can execute. Saturday’s video-conferencing meet set to be attended by around 80 delegates across India will see Wg Cdr P K Raveendran (Retd), a top-notch flight test engineer (FTE) delivering the keynote address from Bengaluru, a test-bed for Indian’s military flying. Former Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) Director Air Marshal Philip Rajkumar (Retd) will be the chief guest during the virtual event.

Read the full report, here: https://bit.ly/31CHkxn

Thursday, February 27, 2020

CAS INTERVIEW | We will expand operational utility of Tejas: Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria


By Anantha Krishnan M

These are interesting times for the IAF. The very nature of warfare is changing rapidly, and we now have to be simultaneously effective across multiple domains and levels of warfare extending from conventional to countering sub conventional threats. We have to not only embrace emerging fifth generation technologies/ capabilities but master the emergent technologies in cyber, networking and big data to be always ahead of our adversaries in capability and thought process. The Tejas has very good capabilities and as we gain experience we will continue to expand its operational utility in IAF plans. -- Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria in an interview to Onmanorama. 

Full interview, here:  https://bit.ly/2T1jBTa

Monday, December 30, 2019

Naval LCA at striking distance for deck operations from INS Vikramaditya

A combo of photos merged digitally show how it would look like when NLCA takes off from the deck of INS Vikramaditya.
By Anantha Krishnan M 

Bengaluru: The naval variant of home-grown Light Combat Aircraft (NLCA) is at a striking distance from undertaking the much-awaited, maiden carrier landing and taking off on board INS Vikramaditya. The Indian Navy is currently studying all the data before giving the go-ahead to the team to undertake deck landing on the mighty aircraft carrier.
Two pilots from the Test team have flown close to 30-plus approaches to INS Vikramaditya during the recent campaign. The pilots flew very close over the ship deck. The approaches were to understand the characteristics and controllability of the aircraft.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

G Santha Teacher Memorial Journalism Award for Vijay Karnataka’s Nanjundaswamy


By Team Billion Beats
Bengaluru, Sept 5: M Nanjundaswamy (27), a stringer with the Mysuru Bureau of popular Kannada daily Vijay Karnataka, has been selected for the 4th G Santha Teacher Memorial Journalism Award 2019. The award is instituted by Inspired Indian Foundation (IIF), a band of unassuming go-getters who find still greater fulfilment in celebrating the unsung heroes in our midst. 
The award will be presented on October 19, 2019 in Bengaluru, during the 4th Guru Kalam Memorial Lecture being organised by IIF in association with Abdul Kalam International Foundation (AKIF), Rameswaram. 
The award carries a hand-crafted memento, a certificate of appreciation and a Rs 21,000 cash component. This year onwards, IIF will support the awardee in undertaking special assignments that would further the cause of unsung heroes. The awardee will also be a special invitee to various initiatives of the Foundation for the next year. 
Rekha Satheesh, a Senior Chief Sub-Editor with The New Indian Express, Kochi, was the first recipient of the award in 2016, while Rajeev Kumar Mishra, a Chief Sub-Editor with the Bengaluru edition of Rajasthan Patrika, won the honour in 2017. The award went to Jugal Purohit, a Senior Broadcast Journalist with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) India, in 2018. 
This year, the jury included top aerospace and defence scientists, besides writers and teachers, in addition to the trustees of IIF. Nanjundaswamy was chosen from a list of four shortlisted journalists from across India who have been writing on a whole host of issues. 
The award has been instituted in the memory of G Shantha, an English teacher hailing from Thalavadi in Kerala’s Alappuzha district. Born in 1942, she dedicated her career to instilling in her young wards an unshakeable belief to chase their dreams wherever she taught, including at Seethalakshmi Ramaswami College, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, and Devasvom Board College, Thalayolaparambu, Kerala, and Mahatma High School for Girls, Chennithala, Kerala. She passed away in 2007 at the age of 65. In addition to her services as a teacher, she worked selflessly to promote the English language among rural kids. She also found time to write short stories and poetry, without ever craving for the limelight. 
Humble beginnings: Nanjundaswamy was left with a deformed left hand owing to the misfortune of delayed childbirth. However, this did not deter him from pursuing his dream to become a journalist. Born to farmer couple Madashetty and Bhagyamma in Belathur, a remote village in Chamarajanagar near the Karnataka-Tamil Nadu border, Nanjundaswamy has been working as a stringer with Vijay Karnataka for the last two and a half years. 
Having completed his primary and pre-university education from the Mahadeshwara Math institutes in Male Mahadeshwara Hills in Chamarajanagar, Nanjundaswamy and his family shifted to Mysuru in order to ensure he had access to quality education. While his father took up masonry work in Mysuru, his mother used to work as a house help to make ends meet. His elder brother Umesh works as a crop surveyor. 
After the family moved lock, stock and barrel to Mysuru, Nanjundaswamy enrolled at Maharajas College to pursue his BA in Journalism. Stirred by the decisive role the media plays, Nanjundaswamy enrolled at the University of Mysore for his Masters in Communication and Journalism. After completing his masters, he joined Vijay Karnataka. 
Nanjundaswamy has been reporting on civic issues, art and culture, science and technology, besides shining a light on the achievements of people with special needs. 
A vigilant journalist: Editors at Vijay Karnataka laud Nanjundaswamy as a hardworking journalist with an unwavering focus on the larger interests of society and an unflinching commitment to the core journalistic values. 
“We are aware of his humble background. Being a quick learner, he has filed many good stories in a short period since joining us. He is always around to pick up any assignments,” says one of his Editors. 
His series of reports on the crisis caused due to the dumping of garbage at Old Kesare area, on the outskirts of Mysuru, was well-received. 
“The series made an impact, forcing the government officials to look at alternatives to address the issue. His enthusiasm to get new stories and learn new things makes him a different boy from others,” says another Editor. 
They say Nanjundaswamy never sought any concessions on account of his physical limitations and is always ready to pick up assignments in far-flung areas, often proceeding on foot to remote locations without a second thought. 
Clear winner: Dr Kota Harinarayana, top aerospace scientist and Mentor of IIF, says Nanjundaswamy’s grit and determination despite the many adversities in his life is worth emulating. 
“I can relate to his struggle after studying his background and the career growth of this boy. This year, we wanted to look at promising, young journalists whose choice could inspire generations of budding writers. Glad we homed in on the right choice in Nanjundaswamy finally,” says Dr Kota. 
IIF began the process of shortlisting the nominees in November last year and, once the final list of candidates was drawn up, a confidential report from their respective Editors was sought, to rate them according to various performance parameters. 
“Journalism is a very demanding profession and rarely do we find success stories of those with special needs from the news room. This recognition to Nanjundaswamy, a stringer with Vijay Karnataka, should encourage many others. We were keen that with every award we would want to open doors that were never looked at,” says Sindhu A, Founder Trustee of IIF. 
Rural pulse: Reacting to his selection for the award, Nanjundaswamy said that reporting about the success stories of people belonging to economically weaker sections and the differently-abled gave him immense satisfaction. 
“I write about such individuals as I wish to encourage them to scale greater heights. This honour has come very early in my career and probably is a reminder to me about the responsibilities I have as a journalist,” says Nanjundaswamy. 
The young journalist has set out the goal of doing more stories from rural areas and villages. “They are neglected and mired in problems and I wish to write about their issues often. I know their pulse as I am one among them,” he adds. 
Nanjundaswamy’s interests range from numismatics to philately and theatre and he has featured in stage performances with the Nirantara troupe. His musical inclinations have seen him join Carnatic classes as well. 
(Nanjundaswamy can be reached at mnanjundaswamy1@gmail.com.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mnanjundaswamy1)

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Homegrown BEL system to ring death knell for rogue drones

Rogue unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) could find its nemesis in homegrown Drone Guard System (DGS) being developed by Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL). The DGS was first unveiled during the DefExpo held in Chennai in 2018 and later during Aero India held in Bengaluru 2019. Speaking to Onmanorama on Saturday, on the sidelines of the Annual BEL press conference here, Mahesh V, Director (Research and Development) said any intruding drones could be brought down with the help of DGS. ( Full report, here: https://bit.ly/311a0Oj

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Successful BrahMos test gives IAF big strategic boost in Indian Ocean Region


By Anantha Krishnan M 
Bengaluru: The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday successfully test-fired the BrahMos air-launched cruise missile (ALCM) from its frontline striker Sukhoi (Su-30 MKI). 
This was the second test-firing of the BrahMos ALCM from Sukhoi, the first being held on November 22, 2017 against a sea target. The AIF thereby became the first air force in the world to have successfully fired an air-launched 2.8 Mach surface attack missile of this category on a sea target. 
Full report: bit.ly/2X06oK3

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Boost to desi missions as Air Marshal Bhadauria takes charge as Vice Chief


By Anantha Krishnan M

India’s new Vice Chief of the Air Staff (VCAS) Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria took command at Air Headquarters on May 1.
Fondly known as ‘Chottu Sir’ among aviators and friends, Air Marshal Bhadauria is the man who played a significant role during the development and induction phases of Light Combat Aircraft, Tejas.
In fact, the No 45 Squadron Flying Daggers, operating the Tejas would not have found its permanent home at Air Force Station Sulur as per the script, but for the push given by the VCAS, while he was heading Southern Air Command at Thiruvananthapuram.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) top brass is said to have been convinced by the logic put forth by Air Marshal Bhadauria to push the Flying Daggers from Bengaluru to Sulur ahead of the schedule.
Full report here:  https://bit.ly/2VFo0NI

Monday, April 29, 2019

Tarmak Talking with Nirbhay Missile Team | Part-1


Dear Tarmak folks!

Greetings! Here's the 7th edition of #TarmakTalking and we bring to you Team Nirbhay in a 2-part series. In this first part, we have two top scientists part of India's subsonic cruise missile development programme taking our questions. For the first time, we have incorporated questions from Tarmak followers in the final script.
#TarmakTalking is brought to you by Inspired Indian Foundation®. (www.inspiredindianfoudation.org) and it is produced with the help of a few well-wishers who support India's Aerospace and Defence programme. Please do leave your feedback after watching this high-quality production. You could also write to anantha.ak@gmail.com or ak@billionbeats.
Sit back and enjoy #TarmakTalking! Thank You for being part of our inspiring missions. Part-2 will be released soon.

Jai Hind! 

Dr Anantha Krishnan M
+91 78997 78888 (WhatsApp)

The story, so far...
#TarmakTalking-6: https://bit.ly/2J1XCab
#TarmakTalking-5: https://bit.ly/2Gtig2p
#TarmakTalking-4: http://bit.do/TarmakTalking-Raj-Naray...
#TarmakTalking-3: http://bit.do/TarmakTalking-S-R-K-Nair
#TarmakTalking-2: http://bit.do/TarmakTalking-Dr-Kota
#TarmakTalking-1: http://bit.do/TarmakTalking-Team-Tejas

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