- Category: The Indo-China War 1962
- Last Updated: Monday, 12 June 2017 21:23
- Written by Gp Capt Anant Bewoor
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Wg Cdr Joseph Thomas, VM was a young flying officer serving with No.43 Squadron in Ladakh during the 1962 war with China. His experiences during the outbreak of the war are narrated in this article.
Gp Capt Anant Bewoor argues in this article that the IAF was not fully prepared for providing Close Air Support over the battlefields of the 1962 War.
After his flying accident in a Spitfire in WW2, which kept him from flying for some years, Wg Cdr Patel went on to the Joint Services Wing (JSW) at Dehradun. The JSW was later transformed into the National Defence Academy at Khadakvasla near Pune.
Wing Commander (Retd) Venugopalan "Venu" Kondath continues on his experiences in the Indian Air Force. In this installment - he writes about flying in Dakotas of with No.11 Squadron "Rhinos" in the north east frontier agency.