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War and Peace - 1962 -71

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No.27 Squadron, 1967-70

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Eyewitness to the Six-Day War

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Messerschmitt's HA-300 And Its Indian Connection

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The IAF as an Aircraft Manufacturer

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The Day I (Almost) Missed Going To Iraq.

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The best years of my life

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The man who flew too much -1

An overview of the flying career of Air Marshal Prithi Singh PVSM AVSM VM Bar ADC, former C-in-C Western Air Command, starting from his Cadet days upto the early onset of the 1970s.

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The One Man DASI Cum DFCL School

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The First Gnat Squadron Commander

Air Marshal S Raghavendran has the unique distinction of commanding the first ever Gnat Squadron.

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21 Seconds - Flame out at LOW LEVEL

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21 seconds in time can fly fast without anyone noticing it, but as this supersonic jet pilot can testify, it can appear to be a lifetime - and a lot can happen in those short 21 seconds!

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K-13 Live Firing - First time in India (with a Canberra's Help)

After the disappointing performance of the missile in the 65 War, No.28 Squadron tested the K-13 missile in live firing exercises.  A Canberra flown by Squadron Leader S A Patwardhan  was the key in these tests.

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Surviving a Sukhoi-7 Crash

Wg Cdr Har Kishan Lal Saxena (4907) F(P) flew a variety of aircraft in his career - Vampires, Toofanis, Mysteres and ultimately the Sukhoi-7 fighter bombers. He narrates the tale of his career in the IAF and his fortious escape from a stricken aircraft

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Video: Boss Panther Recollects - Air Marshal S Raghavendran

June 16, 2013 marked the book launch of "Panther Red One"   - The Autobiography of Air Marshal S Raghavendran. Air Marshal Raghavendran's book took shape from the series of articles he had contributed to our site. The book was published earlier this year by Knowledge World India.  The Book launch included a Panel Discussion in which the Air Marshal shared some of his experiences in the IAF in Video. (Length 38 minutes)

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Bounty Flying in the North-East

Dhavle001.jpgWg Cdr N M Dhavle writes about his fighter pilot days flying --- Transports! all in the name of earning his Flying Pay!

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Canberra's total electrical failure at night

Wing Commander Chandrakant Nijanand Bal, a former Canberra pilot writes about a night time sortie that went wrong - which earned him the Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry) in 1970)

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Test Pilot losses in Marut Flight Testing

The HF-24 Flight testing claimed the lives of four test pilots in the years 1970-71. The author revisits these accidents and the events leading upto them.

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94th GD(P) and 32nd GD(N) Course

On the upcoming 45th commissioning anniversary of the 94th Pilot's and 32nd Navigator Courses, a brief look at the trials and tribulations undergone by the flight cadets during their training days!. Now Updated with several Photo Albums.

 

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