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THE INDIAN AIR FORCE  IN
SRI LANKA 1987-90


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The Indian involvement in Sri Lanka saw the largest air effort by the Indian Air Force in air maintenance and counter insurgency support amounting to 70,000 sorties by Transport, Helicopter and fighter aircraft without a single loss to hostile fire. We try to narrate the role of the IAF in Sri Lanka in the following Chapters. Please check out the Army Operations of the IPKF in our LAND-FORCES website to get a better idea of the Indian Army's role

The IAF in Sri Lanka Project
by Jagan Pillarisetti

Contents
1. Operation Poomalai - The Supply Drop

2.
Accord - Airlift and Discord
3. Descent into Danger - The Jaffna University Helidrop
4. Operation Pawan - Liberation of Jaffna Peninsula
5.
Crocodiles into the Attack - Mi-25s of 125 H Sqn updated.gif (1796 bytes)
6. Operation Checkmate - the hunt for the Tigers
7.
Reconsolidation
8. Withdrawal and Aftermath

 

Additional Articles
Induction of T72 tanks into Sri Lanka by Gp Capt AG Bewoor
The Indian Air Force in Sri Lanka by Pushpindar Singh
Dr Nitin Pandey's IAF days in Jaffna
Leaving footprints in Batticoloa - Flight Safety article on Vayusena.tripod.com

Appendices
Appendix A:- Order of Battle of the IAF
Appendix B:- Gallantry and Service Awards
Map of Sri Lanka


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