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The War of 1971

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Eagles Over Bangladesh : The Indian Air Force in the 1971 War

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Major Mohit Whig (1960 - 1997) and a quest from Australia

Diverse people come together to help the son of an Indian Army officer who was killed in Kupwara in 1997 in an IED explosion. Starting with the Australian Army's Military attache in the UK to his school mates, in an eye-catching and staggering feat, the group hopes to collect the funds required for the fallen officers son. A former classmate, Kunal Verma and Brigadier Bill Sowry tell us the story...

Book Excerpt: Beyond NJ9842 - The Siachen Saga

Journalist Nitin Gokhale's book on the Siachen Glacier is a first of its kind - detailing the history of Operation Meghdoot - the fighting on Siachen Glacier. The Book "Beyond NJ9842" is due to be on the market in April. Bharat Rakshak provides exclusive excerpts from this forthcoming book.

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Naval Aviation change after 60 years
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Naval Aviation on the fulcrum of change after 60 years

Indian Naval Aviation completed 60 years on 11 May 2013. The first MiG-29K squadron, INAS 303 ’Black Panthers’ was formally commissioned into the Indian Navy.

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INAS 303 - Supersonic Predators of the Indian Ocean

Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS ) 303, the ‘Black Panthers’ commissioned on 11 May 2013 at INS Hansa, Goa. The Defence Minister, Shri A K Antony commissioned the squadron in the presence of the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral D K Joshi.
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No.1 Squadron “Tigers” and the Imphal Siege
Haider Raza's B Flight

The complete story of No.1 Squadron's operations in the Imphal Battle told in detail never before known. First published in an abridged form for the WW2 Imphal Battle Commemoration Brochure. This article also puts names to the unknown faces - and lists out those who sacrificed their lives in the battle.

A SPLIT second decision in air combat

On 19th September 1965, Four Gnats of No.9 Squadron were involved in an aircombat with four PAF F-86 Sabres. While two Sabres were claimed by the Indian pilots, one of the Gnats failed to return. This is the story of the Gnat pilot who failed to return, was written off as lost, but came back after the war. Wg Cdr V M Mayadev takes a critical look at the aircombat and what could have gone right. (or wrong)

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