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Missing! - The Jamsaheb's fabulous sword

The Nawanagar Sword of Honour was a gem encrusted invaluable sword that was awarded to the newly commissioned Pilot Officers who stood first in their course at the Air Force Academy. The sword was replaced by the Chief of Air Staff Sword of Honour in the 1990s and it disappeared in the sands of time... till one diligent commandant of the Air Force Academy decided to track it down..

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The Custom of Saluting

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Music and Marches

 

 Indian Air Force Marches

Extremely grateful to Flt Lt. P.K Jena, Director of Music, Indian Air Force and P. Krishnan Nambudiri, Cochin. Please click on the icon to listen to the tunes.

Everest 
Fanfare composed by Master Warrant Officer John Antony George.
Indian Air Force Song - Desh pukare jab sab ko (When the nation calls..) 
The Indian Air Force Song. Composed by Zohra L Shaw, arranged for the military band by Sgt. Job S.
Antariksh Baan (Arrow in the Air)
The IAF Band conducted by Master Warrant Officer John Antony George.
Benihaal
Named after Banihal pass in the Himalayas..
Anand Loke 
Composed by Ravindranath Tagore. This tune is also some times played as a slow march during ceremonial parades.
Dhwani Avrodh (Sound Barrier) army/meta/deshsena.ram
The IAF Band conducted by Master Warrant Officer John Antony George.
Deshon Ka Sartaj, Bharath (India, the Crown of the World)
The tune was composed by J.N.Roychaudhary, instructor of music at AEC Centre and College, Pachmarhi. For the song, please click here.
Alert 
A post horn Gallop. Composed by Master Warrant Officer John Antony George
Air Warrior 
Quick march composed by Flt Lt. PK Jena, Director of Music, Indian Air Force.
Millenium Flight Fantasy 
Quick march composed by Flt Lt. PK Jena, Director of Music, Indian Air Force.
Danube Waves 
The world famous waltz composed by Iosef Ivanovichi.
Hind Maha Sagar (The Mighty Indian Ocean)
The IAF Band plays this as a tribute to the Indian Navy.
Nabh Rakshak (Defenders of the skies)
The IAF Band conducted by Master Warrant Officer John Antony George.
Nirmaljit
This tune is in memory of Flying Officer Nirmaljit Singh Sekhon, PVC.
Uthari Seemaye (Northern Frontiers)
The IAF Band conducted by Master Warrant Officer John Antony George.
Suvruth (Holy Oath)
The IAF Band conducted by Master Warrant Officer John Antony George.
Tiger Hill 
Quick march composed by Flt Lt. PK Jena, Director of Music, Indian Air Force
Vayu Shakthi (Air Power) 
Quick march composed by Flt Lt. PK Jena, Director of Music, Indian Air Force.
Twilight 
Slow march composed by Master Warrant Officer John Antony George.
Raag Hamsadhwani 
This tune is a fushion between Indian Classical music and western music. It is not played during parades. Based on the keerthana "Vathapi Ganapathim Bhaje" written by Muttuswami Dikshitar. Composed by Cpl Rajaraman TJ.
Raag Aabheri 
This tune is a fushion between Indian Classical music and western music. It is not played during parades. Based on the keerthana "Nagumomu Ganaleni" written by Thyagaraja Swamikal. Composed by Cpl Rajaraman TJ.
Vayu Sena Nishaan (The Air Force Emblem)
Slow march of the Indian Air Force. Composed by Master Warrant Officer John Antony George.
Vijayi Bharath (India, the Victorious)
The IAF Band conducted by Master Warrant Officer John Antony George.

 Compiled and Maintained by Sachin P Keshavan