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"MiG-29s are perfectly ready for use in the harshest conditions" - Indian pilot on patrol in the Chinese border area

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The Indian media released a material in which an interview with the country's air force pilots, Lieutenants Neha Singh and Harparab Singh, was presented. The interview was devoted to how well the pilots and equipment are prepared for the coming winter in Ladakh.


Let us remind you that Ladakh is a border area disputed between India and China. Several months ago, clashes between the military of the two countries took place in this high-mountainous region, which led to the fact that Beijing and New Delhi began to concentrate new forces and means on the approaches to Ladakh. Despite the fact that later agreements were reached on the withdrawal of troops and equipment, the parties continue to hold contingents in Ladakh “in case of a possible conflict”.

Lieutenant N. Singh said in an interview that Indian pilots and aircraft "are fully prepared for the harsh winter in Ladakh." It became known that in recent weeks, the Indian Air Force has been conducting aerial patrols near the borders of China, using various helicopters and aircraft for this, including MiG-29 fighters.

Lieutenant H. Singh, pilot of the MiG-29 fighter:

The MiG-29 is perfectly ready for use in the harshest conditions. And we ourselves are ready for any surprises. Our winter rollout is complete.

It is known that for solving problems in Ladakh is used aviation equipment, which belongs to the Hindon airbase, located 15 km from the capital of India.

Hindon Air Base Commander:

We immediately deployed our combat capabilities to deal with any unforeseen circumstances, and we actively supported all the deployment and support requirements of the Indian Army. We have clearly demonstrated our determination, operational ability and willingness to effectively attack the enemy if the need arises.

Earlier it was reported that closer to Ladakh, the Chinese Air Force deployed its newest J-20 fighters, and then there was information about their replacement with the Su-30. In this regard, there were suggestions that the J-20 might not be ready to be based on airfields located in mountainous terrain.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 12 October 2020 07: 08 New
    +4
    Soon there will be material that "Rafali" is better prepared for the Indian winter than the MiG-29
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 12 October 2020 08: 57 New
      +1
      Quote: svp67
      "Rafali" is better prepared for the Indian winter than the MiG-29

      And Dassault Rafale themselves, the Indians consider it finally, without reservations, combat-ready?
  2. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 12 October 2020 08: 39 New
    +1
    well, Migi are generally serious machines) ... and are ready for use in very different climatic zones (the territory of the USSR / Russia obliges) ... but in skillful hands they are generally dangerous)))
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 12 October 2020 09: 39 New
      0
      Actually, it's always very cold at an altitude of 10 km. And all combat aircraft somehow cope with this cold.
      It is more important there who has a stronger radar and less soviet radio signature.
      1. Piramidon
        Piramidon 12 October 2020 10: 07 New
        +6
        Quote: voyaka uh
        Actually, it's always very cold at an altitude of 10 km. And all combat aircraft somehow cope with this cold.

        It's one thing to fly in the cold with the equipment and engines already warmed up, and quite another to prepare the car in the same cold, start the engines and take off. hi
      2. ancient
        ancient 12 October 2020 10: 14 New
        +7
        Quote: voyaka uh
        And all combat aircraft somehow cope with this cold.

        Those. last winter did not fly .... never? wink
        In winter, the cockpits, technical compartments and the aircraft engine are heated using a special machine - a universal engine heater, for example, UMP-350-131.
        The heater can simultaneously supply air heated to 80-115 ° C at a speed of 25 m / s to 4 engines or cabins.

        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 12 October 2020 10: 27 New
          +4
          Thanks for the interesting post with pictures. drinks
          1. Piramidon
            Piramidon 12 October 2020 17: 56 New
            +2
            Quote: voyaka uh
            Thanks for the interesting post with pictures. drinks

            In your subtropical Israel, you won't even dream of this in a nightmare. And we live and fly. We have so many "quilted jackets" that we even cover aircraft engines with quilted quilted covers. wink
            (in the picture is the MP-70 motor heater).
            1. napalm
              napalm 13 October 2020 17: 59 New
              0
              Even the An 2 is warmed up.
        2. iouris
          iouris 12 October 2020 10: 51 New
          +2
          You revealed a terrible military secret to your "partners".
          1. GAndr
            GAndr 12 October 2020 13: 29 New
            +2
            In Chukotka, in the border detachment "Providing" (Ureligi), at the end of autumn 1992, our detachment boiler house welled up. And the frosts were already hoo .. Naturally, all the pipes were immediately kirdyk, the border guard detachment was defrosting for a short time, and this is about 800-plus people, plus a residential town, families, children ... In general, everything is extremely bad. Well, if in residential buildings they were poorly rescued by electric heaters, then how to heat the barracks and other premises? In general, we miraculously survived that winter, in the barracks the average temperature was minus 10 degrees. As I recall, I am still trembling. So, from our border airfield, we drove several UMPshek ... The sleeves were unrolled and alternately gave heat to different rooms. Only in this way they were saved :) So the UMP is a very heroic car ...
            And as for the mandatory pre-flight warming up of aircraft in cold weather in Chukotka, so there that civilians have always used UMP, and they were of different types, they were even very small, like a large heat gun with one sleeve.
            And in order to prevent the formation of ice crystals in Chukotka, the so-called "Liquid I" is poured into the aircraft fuel, a terrible thing ... but necessary;)
            We are just freezing, ahaha
            Ureliki 1992
            1. ancient
              ancient 12 October 2020 15: 43 New
              +4
              Quote: GAndr
              And in order to prevent the formation of ice crystals in Chukotka, the so-called "Liquid I" is poured into the aircraft fuel.

              It is added not only in Chukotka, but in all regions where, when switching to autumn - winter operation, the temperature drops to 0 g or lower and is added to aviation fuel in a proportion of 0,1 - 0,15% of the volume and no more, to prevent the formation ice crystals and their dissolution or frost crumbled into fuel from the walls of tanks in aviation fuel and to bind suspended water, since water in alcohols dissolves practically without restriction and does not allow freezing and clogging of filter screens.
        3. yehat2
          yehat2 13 October 2020 14: 11 New
          +1
          the presence of special equipment and even hangars with climate control (the Chinese have built for their new fighter, the F-22 also has) does not cancel the requirements for banal maintenance and operation of the machine. For example, how does 40 affect the coverage of f-35?
          As the pilots said, to start the engine of the mig-29, the pilot needs to perform 3 operations.
          And on the L-39 there are more than a dozen. And now the same in minus 20-30?
          It is from these nuances that the suitability of the technique is formed.
  3. APASUS
    APASUS 12 October 2020 08: 43 New
    +6
    Earlier it was reported that closer to Ladakh, the Chinese Air Force deployed its newest J-20 fighters, and then there was information about their replacement with the Su-30. In this regard, there were suggestions that the J-20 might not be ready to be based on airfields located in mountainous terrain.

    Likewise, the Indians did not drag their Tejas, but read their press, so this is almost an F-35 (locally produced). So does China, when the smell of fried, remember Russian planes and the tone of speeches in the media immediately becomes friendly.
  4. iouris
    iouris 12 October 2020 11: 13 New
    -3
    Interestingly, have you guessed to buy winter "technical cars" for oil-looseners?
  5. lvov_aleksey
    lvov_aleksey 12 October 2020 22: 25 New
    0
    if India said that our planes are ready, we really need to go ...)))))))))