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The Indo-China War 1962

The 1962 India-China War

The Airlift into Leh

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Lifeline Through the Sky – Ladakh 1962

Dakota to Thoise

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.

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In the Line of Fire - No 110 Helicopter Unit, IAF

Glimpses of the Role played by No 110 Helicopter Unit, IAF in the Chinese War of  1962 – NEFA Sector: A Tribute by Air Cmde Melville Rego, who participated in the war with the unit as a rookie Signals Officer.

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Close Air Support in the 1962 War

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.

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Independence and the China War

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Highest Take Off in the World

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Dakota Dispatches

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. 

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Rescue Missions in Tsangdhar

Arnold Socindronath Williams was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in October 1950. Originally trained on Transports and Heavy bombers like the Liberators, he later moved to helicopters and was the commanding officer of No.105 Helicopter Unit during the run up to the 1962 War. In this article he writes about two of his sorties from those times.

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