Monday, September 20, 2010

Aircraft at Minsk Square, Bangalore

The aircraft, Ajeet, is a single-seater interceptor with a secondary ground-attack role. It was used by Air Force from 1975 to 1991. Ajeet was later shifted to Minsk Square, Bangalore where it was stationed for nearly 20 years.

But owing to the construction of Metro train route this has been shifted out of this place to HAL Heritage Museum. The image above no longer is the common sight at this place.

48 comments:

V Rakesh said...

Wow! This is a very different feature on your space! Loved it!

P.N. Subramanian said...

It seems to have been a good decision to shift the air craft to a museum.

Shrinidhi Hande said...

not many people will be able to see if kept inside a museum... better display it in some other circle...

joo said...

Very interesting! It looks as if would like to fly:)
Have a nice week!

YOSEE said...

Alas ! The Aircraft has departed Minsk square and Minsk Square itself is dead !

Zuzana said...

Why is that place called Minsk Square?
A very sleek machine it is indeed.;)
xo

Jeevan said...

Interesting! first i thought it was a ideal craft.

joshi daniel said...

nice information!

jabblog said...

That is a sleek beauty of an aircraft.

Sylvia K said...

Great capture, Rajesh! Things do change, don't they? Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

Kay L. Davies said...

Very interesting to get a glimpse into your world as it used to be, Rajesh.
I hope the Metro construction doesn't affect Bangalore's reputation as the Garden City.


Kay
Alberta, Canada

Rosadimaggio63 said...

E' sempre molto triste vedere foto di aerei !
Buona giornata :)

ewok1993 said...

that is one cool looking aircraft. pretty sleek.

aka Penelope said...

I would love to see all weapons in a museum in a world were war is studied only in history books and no longer real.

Carver said...

Great shot of the plane.

lotusleaf said...

I wondered where it had gone.

SandyCarlson said...

Looks like a wonderful place.

Carol said...

That's a large aircraft for a single seat! Nice shot!

J Bar said...

Great shot.
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alicesg said...

Nice to have the aircraft stationed there to remind people of its history. Thanks for sharing.

dawn said...

Interesting facts and a great shot!

George said...

This is a very sleek, good-looking plane. It's too bad it had to be moved to a different site.

ladyfi said...

What a shame they have had to move this plane. Must have been quite a sight!

BraCom (Bram) said...

Nicce shot

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Babli said...

I have been to this place several times. But I was not aware that it has been shifted to Heritage Museum. You have taken classic shot.
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Luna Miranda said...

i love how this plane is positioned. marvelous peep into your world.

Random Treasures said...

I saw Ajeet for the first time when I went for a defense motivation camp from Sainik School, Trivandrum. Beautiful aircraft, brought me back the memories of that trip back in the 80s. Thank you for sharing.

Unni

Indrani said...

I hope it will be back.

RuneE said...

A very nice composition - and I wish all military aircraft could be used like this :-)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rajesh: Love the jet and it looks so so fast.

kavita said...

Very nice and interesting share-we too have a Mig displayed here at our science museum.Thanks.

Cloudia said...

I love aviation too!




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Phivos Nicolaides said...

Very impressive!

Eden said...

Great shot.

Diane AZ said...

Fantastic display of the aircraft! Hopefully it will still be enjoyed by many people at its new site in the museum.

Mama Zen said...

Cool picture!

Ralph said...

I like how the shadow appears behind the aircraft - it almost seems like the exhaust from the engines as the plane makes a fast takeoff. Nice!

lynda Howells said...

love planes and this shadow is great. lynda

Cassie said...

Hi Raj. I was expecting to see your ShadowShot to be taken in Russia...But then of course what would India's best photo journalist be doing featuring Russia?! Interesting shot. Also, I enjoy your Incredible India Facts on the sidebar.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous shot!

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Liz said...

Cool capture for MYM.

Happy Monday.

Liz @ MLC

khaye said...

ready for take off!!!

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RNSANE said...

I'm sure many people, especially the children, miss seeing that jet perched in the square, looking as if it is about to take off any minute.

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Francisca said...

That's a majestic position to show off the plane... although I'm not such a fan of military displays. But it should certainly be kept for the sake of posterity.

Life Moto said...

this remind me of the air here in my work place royal air base

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all. It will be seen very less, as very few people go to museum. I hope it will come back to the square again.

Arti said...

Beautiful... nicely captured!
It will definitely be a good addition to the museum!

Rajesh said...

Yes, it was a good addition to museum. But, earlier it charmed the city in public view.