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A lot of News on Vaimanika Shastra – Ancient India knew aerial combat tricks

Posted by vaimanika_admin on January 6, 2015 with 1 Commentas , , , , , , , , ,

These Days I have been receiving a number of Requests for Vaimanika Shastra Rediscovered – Password, and also as there is a Rejuvenation of Samskrit in India, a lot of people are looking back at our subjects such as Auyrveda, Vimana Stastra, etc.

On 5th I was notified that one of the News channels (Maratha) had been telecasting on Vaimanika Shastra. On various displays of the Samskrita Bharati’s Sammelanas, there were displays in the exhibition on the Vaimanika shastra, which also added on to people’s look for the subject online.

Today, in Bengaluru, multiple TV channels are also projecting on the same subject.

Our Research on Vaimanika is still incomplete, however, there is an ocean of topics to research on and a sea already open to us with results that were present on the Rediscovery that was conducted by: Wg. Cdr. M.P.Rao, etc. of Aeronautical Society of India on behalf of Aerospace Information Panel of Aeronautics Research and Development Board, B-Wing, Sena Bhavan, New Delhi 110011, India.

Below is an article from Times of India, that was published on 6th January 2015.

`Ancient India knew aerial combat tricks'
Chethan Kumar
Bengaluru
 
The Indian Air Force is struggling to fill its hangars with good quality made-in-India fighter planes as indigenous efforts for the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) conceived over three decades ago are yet to make it to service standards.This, in a country whose ancient scientists had conceived workable fighter planes thousands of years ago. According to studies by the Indian Institute of Science and Aeronautical Society of India, Maharishi Bharadwaaj's Vymanika Shastra (science of aeronautics) is a pioneering work. Bharadwaaj, a Vedic scholar who lived thousands of years before modern aviation took off, not only thought about flying an aircraft but also deliberated on detecting and attacking an enemy aircraft using poisonous gases.However, Kota Harinarayan, considered the father of the LCA, had told TOI there isn't much knowledge about the technology Bharadwaaj had thought about, conceding that lack of good research has hurt us.Vymanika Shastra, recovered between 1860 and 1865, even has diagrams of aircraft auto pilot features, which became a reality only a few decades ago.
The handwritten Sanskrit manuscript was first translated into English by GR Josyer, the founder-director of International Academy of Sanskrit Research, following which several studies have cited it. The text, which has 32 secrets of flying, speaks of different aircraft, some with full-fledged military applications to those with application-specific onboard systems.

It also has descriptions of different layers of the atmosphere and use of various energies, including light to kill enemy planes or “vimanas“. One of the studies on the scripts notes that it referred even to aerial combat features, evasion tactics, support systems and air defence techniques through enemy detection --all needs of modern air forces of the world.

Most descriptions available are short and introductory in nature but experts like Air Marshal M Matheshwaran, in their studies, have said that there may have been more description and detailed ideas in subsequent texts.

 

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9th International Exhibition on Aerospace, Defence & Civil Aviation and Air Display

Posted by Vidyasagar Iyer on January 18, 2013 with 2 Commentsas , , , , , ,

Frequent posting on our blog started from a post on Aero India in 2011.

 

9th International Exhibition on Aerospace, Defence & Civil Aviation – Aero India 2013 Starts on 6thFeb 2013 and is held for 5 Days till 10th Feb 2013.

 

Aero India has already carved a niche for itself globally as a premier aerospace exhibition, with seven successful editions organized between 1996 and 2011. In Aero India 2011, the participation of exhibitors from 29 countries with 675 companies (380 overseas + 295 domestic) and 47 overseas delegations was accommodated over a gross exhibition area of 75,000 sqm (including outdoor), which was nearly 57% more than the previous edition in 2009. The ninth edition of Aero India will be held at Air Force Station, Yelahanka, near Bangalore from 6 Feb to 10 Feb in 2013. Aero India 2013 will be organised in February 2013 and will provide a significant platform in bolstering business opportunities in the international aviation sector. It is favourably poised an exponential growth over previous edition. A rapidly growing economy, defence preparedness challenges and opening up of defence production to private sector, have given a major fillip to the defence industry in India. It has also become a hub centre for defence business in the Asia region.

 

General Visitors are allowed on all days with special charges applicable on the day.

Details and registration for General Visitor for Exhibition area and the Air Display Viewing Area (ADVA) are available at the link:

https://www.aeroindia.in/GeneralVisitorExhibitionLandingPage.aspx

Visitors could book tickets at for exhibition and ADVA at :

https://www.aeroindia.in/GeneralVisitorExhibitionRegistration.aspx

 

If you are bored to view the exhibition and just want to see the air display from close by check in the details here:

https://www.aeroindia.in/GeneralVisitorLandingPage.aspx

You could book for tickets at the below link:

https://www.aeroindia.in/GeneralVisitorRegistration.aspx

 

For Business Visitors, Aspirants of seminars, etc. Visit the web site https://www.aeroindia.in/Default.aspx  and navigate around, you would find more information too.

 

I have plans to get there this time too.. If I go, expect another post on it. 

Flying Maruthi 800

Posted by vaimanika_admin on February 11, 2011 with No Commentsas , , ,

The mind of A K Vishwanath and his R&T (Research & Tapas) has made him design and develop a prototype of a flying car, which has taken the centre stage at Aero Show 2011. His Maruti 800 model, is set to become India’s most-coveted thing if claims of making it fly in the coming months materialises and […]