• 20 June, 2024
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Air Vice Marshal Samir Borade, VSM (Retd)
Air Vice Marshal Samir Borade, VSM (Retd)

Air Vice Marshal Samir Borade, VSM (Retd) is a Post Graduate in Aerospace Structures from IIT (Bombay). Commissioned in the Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical) he has been Engineering Officer in frontline fighter squadrons, Commanding Officer of a Technical Training Institute, Chief Engineering Officer of a Fighter Base, Joint Director of Maintenance Inspections, Director of MiG-29 Wpn Cell, at Air HQ. He has been commended by the Chief of Air Staff in 1994 and by the President of India with Vishisht Seva Medal in 2014. He writes on strategic and defence matters.


Articles Lists

Semiconductors For Self-Reliance In Aerospace Manufacturing

The initiative on Self-reliance and Atmanirbhar Bharat has propelled the Indian defence industry towards higher pursuits and undertaking ambitious projects. The Indian defence industry, specifically the aerospace industry, has paved its way ahead in the last few years by investing in producing aircr

The Russia Ukraine War: Impact On IAF And Way Ahead

The current war between Russia and Ukraine which began in February 2022 has been continuing for more than a year now, with no signs of an end to hostilities. There has been a rigid and non-negotiable stand from both the warring sides and unsuccessful end to this conflict due to little or negligible

A Peace Loving Pakistan Or A Trojan Horse

Two countries of the subcontinent gained independence seventy-five years ago, soon to be mired in bloodbath of partition and struggle to rise from poverty, illiteracy and many issues of social backwardness, which were left as a legacy from years of colonisation. Thereafter, they engaged time and aga

Intricacies of Military Aircraft Maintenance Repair and Overhaul: Challenges and Opportunities for Industry

Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) is a major activity in the life span of an aircraft and its cost as well as time for overhaul is significant for the operations of aircraft. The activity is complex, equally important, but substantially different than manufacturing. MRO of aircraft and associate

Indigenisation: The Unsung, Unknown and Untold Story of IAF

In a recently organised seminar at Pune, AOC in C Maintenance Command mentioned the indigenisation plans and achievements by IAF. The crux of his statement was achieving self-reliance for 95 % of the spares required for maintaining a wide variety of aircraft and ground systems. However, an article i