Saturday, October 29, 2011

To Andaman With The Indian Navy

Will be spending the next few days in the Indian Ocean shooting a special report on the navy for Headlines Today. Getting on board with them from Port Blair (Andaman & Nicobar Islands) tomorrow. Amphibious assault, disaster relief ops, coastal surveillance, island protection, the works. Stay tuned for photos, videos and updates. Here's the stuff I pulled during a similar shoot last year in the Bay of Bengal :D.

Photo / Shiv Aroor - April 2005 during visit to Car Nic post-tsunami


14 comments :

Anonymous said...

Shiv, Has there been any effort made by any tv channels to cover the search n rescue op of missing Mig 29 pilot?

Anonymous said...

WILL BE EAGER TO THE SPECIAL REPORT ON HT

Anonymous said...

Will you be in Campbell bay too? Please post pictures of the nicobar group.

Shiv Aroor said...

Anon@2.12PM: We've been covering it on Headlines Today almost every day. So have some of the other channels.

Gaur said...

Shiv,
Is the aircraft in the picture Mig-29K or Sea Harrier?
Also, I would be highly obliged if you could post more images from this perspective. I have not seen any other IAF/IN pic like this one.
Thanks.

Shiv Aroor said...

@Gaur: ??? You're joking right? This was taken from a Boeing 737 operated by the IAF Communication Squadron.

Anonymous said...

To put it in Facebook language
Dislike :P:P


enjoy :)

Gaur said...

No, I was not joking and now I am really embarrassed. Even so, the picture is unique. Even though I have seen thousands of such pics of civil airliners, I have not come across one of an IAF aircraft.
So, if you have more of such pics, do share.

Manish Kumar said...

Great! but what about the 4th Nov Big Bash (i.e. the opening of MMRCA tender). Will you be back on time?
Bye and take care?

Manish Kumar
Dainik Hindustan

litmus said...

Shiv, Have u had any opportunity to see barren island? I hear few Nuclear warheads and silos present there...Since the Joint command was formed in 2001 a lot of radars,detection equipment were stationed there, i happen to see two jaguars on 1 Nov 2001 roaring over port blair(watched them from my school)...wud be nice if u cud post an article on the strategic aspect of these islands.

Shiv Aroor said...

@Manish: Yes, I will be back just in time :D

@Litmus: I have indeed been lucky enough to see Barren Island, from a warship. Will be writing on my visit. Nothing about placement of strategic assets, sorry :)

Dinakar Peri said...

hey shiv... have a nice trip... n looking for some amazing pics...

Mr. Ra said...

Waiting eagerly for your report.

Anonymous said...

I think india ARMY NAVY AF understnd importance of andman but they shud be prepare for china navy commdo operation & setup resistance servilanc equp