INDIA:AN AEROSPACE POWER Indian subcontinent witnessed exponential increase in acquisition and/or development of conventional aeroplanes as early as 1950s. Immediately after independence in 1947, both India and Pakistan started acquiring aeroplanes from the western nations viz, France, UK and USA. China too was busy acquiring vintage, but still airworthy variants of MiG family from the erstwhile USSR. India took a giant leap in the sphere of producing indigenous fighter when the first home production, the HF-24 flew on 24th June, 1961. HF-24 was a twin engine, swept wing design fighter with power controls, which could fly at speeds in excess of 900 kmph, inspite of being relatively under powered keeping in view its overall weight. Notwithstanding numerous shortcomings/limitations, HF-24 ...
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