Remarks: On static display at Aero India 2013. Rather surprising that there were three Hawks participating in the air show this time. This aircraft is the Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) for the Indian Airforce.
Remarks: The two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fisherman off the coast of Kerala, were finally returned to India. They have been at the centre of the diplomatic showdown between the two countries, when Italy refused to let them return, dishonouring an personal undertaking given by Italy's ambassador to India, to the Supreme Court of India.
The marines were flown back in MM62227 a Boeing KC-767A tanker-transporter of the Aeronautica Militare Italiana. This aircraft is based at Pratica di Mare Air Base, the largest base of the Italian Air Force, located southwest of Rome.
Remarks: In a few months we will be seeing this in Indian Airforce colors when the air force takes delivery of its first C-17 aircraft. The IAF has ten C-17s on order and the first aircraft to be delivered is already in the flight testing phase.
This aircraft at Aero India 2013 was supposed to be part of the flying display but it was grounded for first two days of the air show due a problem with one of its engines. It finally flew on Day 3.
The aircraft belongs to 535th Airlift Squadron assigned to the 15th Wing at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
Remarks: A true work horse of the USAF. It was at Aero India 2013 in support of the two USAF F-16s that were participating in the air show and had flown in from Japan.
This aircraft is operated by the 909th Air Refueling Squadron assigned to the 18th Wing at Kadena Air Base, Japan.