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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)

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2014 00:07 Read more...
 

The last flight of LOCUS 65

On a dark night, exactly 57 years ago,  two young lives were extinguished in the skies of england near RAF Bassingbourn.  Flt Lt S H K Naidu and Flt Lt D P Pandey were killed in a Canberra crash during the night. And for many years, only a paragraph of information was all that was available.. till his nephew decided to find out more..

Last Updated on Friday, 25 July 2014 03:04 Read more...
 

A Chance Encounter with Hanna Reitsch

An aspiring teenager has a once in a life time opportunity to meet the legendary test pilot - Hanna Reitsch 

 

Last Updated on Friday, 11 July 2014 01:24 Read more...
 

Unknown and Unsung : Indian Air Force in the Sino-Indian war of 1962

Reviewed by Nitin A Gokhale

 

Last Updated on Monday, 26 May 2014 19:47 Read more...
 

Video : Vultee Vengeances of No.8 Squadron, IAF

 The Australian War Memorial Museum released a six minute long video of Vultee Vengeances of No.8 Squadron.

Last Updated on Saturday, 10 May 2014 00:11 Read more...
 

On Air Marshal Nur Khan (1923-2011)

A look at PAF Air Marshal Malik Nur Khan's time with the Indian Air Force before the division of the IAF. This piece was first penned for Shiv Aroor's LiveFist Blog in 2011.

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 October 2014 21:17 Read more...
 

Guardians of the Sky : Mobile Game App of the IAF!

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The Indian Air Force, in association with Threye has launched its first Official Mobile Game App. "Guardians of the Sky"

Download it from Google Play Store for Android

Last Updated on Friday, 11 July 2014 01:26 Read more...
 

Simon Watson's Iron Fist 2013

Simon Watson's Iron Fist 2013 Simon Watson's Iron Fist 2013 coverage with over 130 excellent photographs - Sukhois, Jaguars, Bisons, Helicopters - See the IAF in all its glory!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 00:49
 

M.P.Anil Kumar - Tribute to a historian.

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M P Anil Kumar (1964-2014)  - A tribute to a a friend of this website, a historian in his own class and an indomitable fighter everywhere..

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014 00:51 Read more...
   
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The India-Pakistan Air War of 1965 by P V S Jagan Mohan & Samir Chopra
The first book published on the IAF in the 1965 war till date.



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