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The Bangladesh War 1971

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A General Overview - K Chatterjee The Eastern Campaign - Sapra India The Western Campaign - Sapra India

EASTERN SECTOR

  • 22nd November 1971 - Jagan Pillarisetti
    No.22 Squadron's Classic dogfight with PAF Sabres over Boyra before the Battles began!
  • Thunder over Dacca- Air Vice Marshal B.K. Bishnoi (Retd)
    The commanding officer of No.28 Squadron 'First Supersonics' narrates the strikes over Dacca and the rest of the war
  • Dacca - After Surrender - Photo Album (12 Images)
    Various Photographs taken in and around Tezgoan and Kurmitola after the surrender

WESTERN SECTOR

  • When Lightning Strikes - Jagan Pillarisetti
    Operations of No.20 Squadron 'The Lightnings' over West Pakistan
  • The Raid on Peshawar - Jagan Pillarisetti
    Revisiting the Raid on Peshawar from bothsides of the fence
  • Of Sabres and Sukhois - Polly Singh
    The first raid planned by No.32 Squadron 'Thunderbirds' on Dec 4 resulted in skirmishes with Sabres.
  • Shorkot Road Attack - Air Marshal Vinod Kumar Bhatia
    The other mission by No.32 Squadron on Dec 4 was on Shorkot Road, which was blitzed with four missions over two days.
  • Saga of Longewala - Air Marshal (retd.)M.S. Bawa
    Air Marshal Bawa was the commander of Jaisalmer AFB, whose Hunters decimated the Pakistani Tank Regiment at Longewala
  • Battle of Longewala - Wg Cdr (retd.) K.S.Suresh Vr.C
    Another detailed look at Longewala by one of the Hunter pilots who flew those missions
  • No.122 Squadron at Jaisalmer - Photo Album of the Longewala fame unit.
    Photographs of the pilots and officers of Jaisalmer Air Force Station who carried out the airstrikes at Longewala.
  • In and Out of the Cockpit - Air Marshal (retd.) K D K Lewis
    At the receiving end of a PAF attack and being fortunate to survive!
  • Supersonic Air Combat - Vayu Aerospace Review
    The first Supersonic Air Combat in the Indian Sub Continental History - An F-104 gets shot down by a MiG-21 over Jamnagar

APPENDICES

IMPORTANT MAPS

 

Map of West Pakistan

Map of East Pakistan

Flying the Sukhoi-7 in Operation Cactus-Lily Air Marshal Narayanan Menon
Electronic Warfare - The untold story of 1971 Wg Cdr M L Bala (Retd)
Sirsa's War Wg Cdr Divakar Chaudhri
We joined hands with the Navy Arunesh Prasad
Wish I had a gun! Air Cmde Manbir Singh VrC VM
Mission to Chamb Gp Capt Apram Jeet Singh VrC (Retd)
December Diary : With the Battle Axes Wg Cdr Kulbir Singh Harnal (Retd)

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