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The Bangladesh War 1971

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Sparrow or Moss?

Did the IAF ever use the Tu-124 Moss AWACS?  As first alleged by John Fricker in an article written on behalf of the Pakistan Air Force? Air Marshal Subhash Bhojwani sets the record straight. 

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Supersonic Air Combat

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Air Battles - December 1971 - My experiences

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Plane Tails From The IAF : The Pathankot Raid Of Dec 10

The PAF raids Pathankot again! The attack is immortalised in a dramatic painting - but the real truth is otherwise!

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In and Out of Cockpit

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Battle of Longewala - 5th and 6th December

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Saga of Longewala

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Shorkot Road Attack

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Of Sabres and Sukhois

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How I Crossed Swords With Chuck Yeager

This piece is a "first person" account of an episode of the 1971 Indo-Pak war written a lighter vein by Adm Arun Prakash for Vayu magazine. He was on deputation to No. 20 Squadron, commanded by (then) Wing Commander CV Parker, MVC, VM. This IAF unit is credited with having won the highest number of gallantry awards in the conflict.

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Two sides of the same coin : The Raid on Peshawar

Based on the correspondence between Capt Tariq Syed (PIA)(Ex-Flt Lt, PAF), Jagan Pillarisetti and Air Vice Marshal CV Parker MVC VM (IAF) 

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When Lightning Strikes!

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The Dhamaka Incident

An unidentified bogey threatens the capital city on day one of the war

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Dacca - After Surrender

Various Photographs taken in and around Tezgoan and Kurmitola after the surrender

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Flying Over East Pakistan

An An-12 pilot recollects his experiences of flying out refugees and supplies during the 1971 Bangladesh War.

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Thunder over Dacca

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Air Battle over Dacca

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